Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday [14]

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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (release date August 2nd, 2011)
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.
This book sounds really really good. I love fantasy, and according to her Twitter account, Victoria is a pretty awesome person!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. I've heard so much about this book. The cover is really pretty.

  2. Wow--need to add this to my TBR wish list. I love new books that build on fairy tales :)

    Have a great day!

  3. Ok, I couldn't agree with you more. I've heard nothing but overwhelmingly glowing reviews on this one. I tried to get a copy from NetGalley. I wasn't successful. Hopefully, I'll be able to pick up a copy soon.

  4. I really like your choices. Follower. All your choices look excellent. Come visit me.

  5. Ooooh I have this from netgalley - must read it soon.


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