Sunday, August 14, 2011

In My Mailbox #10

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren as a way to showcase books you have received in the mail, from the library, or by any other method during the week. 

Recieved from NetGalley: 

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab 

Publication Date: August 2, 2011 
Publisher: Hyperion Books 

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

And there are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.
Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.


  1. The Near Witch was amazing! I hope that you enjoy it!


  2. I loved it! It made me feel like I was reading a long lost fairytale. Beautifully written.

    Thanks for stopping by Kristina. :-)

  3. I've been meaning to read this one for a while. I love the cover... so pretty and mysterious.

  4. That book looks so good! I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. Great week! I loved The Near Witch. Very well written.
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  6. Thanks for stopping by everyone!

    I absolutely loved this book. I devoured it and definitely recommend it.

    I agree, Alison, it was very well written. :-)

  7. I got this a while ago but never got around to reading because I couldnt read it on my kindle. Hope to buy they book soon

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