November 14, 2011

All I Want For Christmas (3)

This is a feature/meme where I choose a book each week leading up to Christmas and say why it's made it onto my wishlist. I'd love to see what books everyone else is hoping to get (maybe I'll add a few of them to my own list!) I'll be posting my pick each Monday, but feel free to link up and visit other people's posts all through the week.

This week's pick:

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

  From Goodreads:

"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."
I've been wanting to read this one for a long time, and I've seen plenty of glowing responses from bloggers (although I have tried to avoid reading in-depth reviews of it, because it's one that I don't want to have spoiled). It sounds amazing!


  1. Very interesting! Hope Santa brings it your way.

  2. I can't post which books I'm hoping to see under the tree. My wishlist (in a widget on my blog) has 327 items!!

    PS. I heard the Near Witch is good too.

  3. The Near Witch is AMAZING! I so loved that book!! Great pick and hope you find it underneath your tree! :)

  4. I've heard a lot of good things about this one! It sounds really good, too :D Hope you find it under your tree!

  5. I liked The Near Witch! Read it on a stormy day to really set the mood. :)


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