Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: The Near Witch


"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating!


This weeks can't wait for book is:
* This is the final cover!

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.

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.
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The Near Witch looks like a great book with an original idea. Coming out August 11, 2011, The Near Witch is one book I can't wait to get my hands on! 


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36 comments:

Kristina Barnes♥ said...

Sounds a bit like Hocus Pocus. Sort of. I've never heard of this, so thank you for bringing it to my attention! I'd love to read this when it comes out :)

Here's what I'm waiting on!

Julie said...

Spooky, spooky! I love your blog :) It's super cute with the owls. This book sounds really good! I'm going to put it on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing :) I'm a new follower.

Ayanami Faerudo said...

I've never heard of this but all the same it sounds good. I will surf about it later.

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Knew someone would feature this one. I've seen that ARC video posted at least 10 times as of late. Anyway, it looks super creepy, amazing. Can't wait to read it!

What I'm waiting on this week

TheBookishSnob said...

I love how this book sounds. I'll definitely be looking out for it :)

Come by and see my WOW

Jan von Harz said...

this sound interesting and with a twist on the paranormal scene. Great pick!

Jude said...

I'm a sucker for debut novels (always think it could be me haha). Love the sound of this book.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. This is what I'm Waiting On this week. J x

Vee said...

This is the second WOW I've seen this book in! It's definitely one I'm interested in -- I love the creepy feel of it.

This is what I'm what I'm waiting on this week :)

anjohnston said...

Yes, and yes! I was going to make this my WOW pick this week but am going to save it for nest week. This book sounds incredible and spooky and I must have it!

My WoW

Cynthia said...

I can't wait for this one!!!! =D

June G said...

Ooh! This sounds good! Thanks for the recommend.

Jessica said...

Sounds interesting! Remembering seeing this somewhere on another blog sometime ago.

Here's mine: http://jessica-agreatread.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday_20.html

Tara said...

That's my Waiting on Wednesday too! It looks so good, right?! I'm very excited for it!

Here's what I'm waiting for this week :)

Jill said...

What an interesting premise...nice pick!

Magic Faerie said...

Sounds interesting! I'd not heard of this one but I'm going to add it to my 2011 list now :)

Thank you for stopping by my pick too!

Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

Sounds a little creepy. Nice pick!

TwilightsDance said...

Great WOW!

Here is my WOW

Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight!

jackie b central texas said...

Near Witch sounds fantastic, another book added to my own wishing to read list! Thanks for the heads up Stephanie and I am taking your button home for my blog scroller.....


My WoW and WWW today

jackie >_<

Alayne said...

Cute pick! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Scoot said...

I like it! A mysterious boy & disappearing kids ... sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing.

Anna said...

I love books that are fairy tale-ish. Spooky and intriguing!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oooh, i like the sound of this one! i hadn't heard of it before. great pick!

Heather said...

Ooh, a good scary story! I'm in!
I love stories that are based on old town legend... they're so much fun!

Check out my pick HERE!

Gabrielle Carolina said...

I love your blog banner! Owls are my fav.

If you want to see my WOW, follow the link; what are you waiting for?

http://themodpodgebookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Jenny N. said...

Sounds good! Can't wait to hear more about this one.

Straylights said...

I know that the cover isn't final yet but I really like the "unofficial" one! I'm waiting for this book as well! Great pick!


Check out my WoW :D

danya said...

This is one I'm really looking forward to as well! It sounds so creative and fresh, and I like the whole idea of combining ghost story with a fairy tale feel...can't wait!

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

Another to add to the list! What a great pick.

Miss Page-Turner said...

I first thought this is a fairy tale, but it actually involves some romance. Creepy, but romantic. Great pick:)

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This one looks amazing! I wonder what the final cover will look like?? This one is already pretty spooky!

lulilut said...

I'm curious what the final cover will be!
Mine is here:
http://lulilut.blogspot.com/2010/10/waiting-on-wednesday-dash-lilys-book-of.html

Manga Maniac said...

This is a new title for me - it looks kinda creepy. Great pick!

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

I keep hearing about this book and I'm getting more and more intrigued. I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it!

veschwab said...

Thank you so much for featuring my book!!

And I will say that this pretty much is the final cover, D*H just likes to paste the big watermark on it so they have the option of tweaking more :)

~Victoria

Lu said...

Great choice!

Lisa_sps said...

WOW this book sounds amazing!!!!!! I reall want to read it! I love stories like this!
Thsnks for visiting my blog!

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