The Near Witch

by V. E. Schwab | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1789091128 Global Overview for this book
Registered by locker-monster of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 1/19/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by locker-monster from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 19, 2020
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Journal Entry 2 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 19, 2020
I loved the fairy tale vibe of this story. It definitely reads like an old cautionary tale you would tell children. Lexi is also a wonderful main character. She's smart and independent in a town where women are expected to marry and to tend house and nothing more and her portrayal is realistic. There's no crazy backstory that forced her to be this outsider; it's just how she is. The story does have it's weird spots, where the characters track down the problem and then decide to come back the next day instead of dealing with it right there, which drags out the story for several more chapters. But with great world building, it's not a trouble slog to get to the end.
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All-new deluxe edition of an out-of-print gem, containing in-universe short story "The Ash-Born Boy" and a never-before-seen introduction from V.E. Schwab.

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.

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.

Journal Entry 3 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 19, 2020

Released 1 mo ago (1/19/2020 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing this book as part of the Calgary BookCrossing Christmas wrapped book exchange. The first sentence reads: "It stars with a crack, a sputter, and a spark."

Journal Entry 4 by MoomaOma at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, January 20, 2020
Received this as my wrapped book at our bookcrossing high tea.

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