About the meme:
Blacklist blast is created by Milana from A couple reads and Flavia from Flavia the bibliophile! It is meant to talk about blacklist books, books that were published 6 months ago or earlier. This to remind ourselves why we wanted to read the book in the first place, or to share our feelings towards an old(er) favourite.
Title: The near witch.
Author: VE Schwab.
Genre: YA, fantasy, paranormal.
Release day: 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.
Why I choose this book:
This book was recently republished, because Schwab’s newer books do so well! So of curse I also had to read it! I think this was a very interesting one, it’s very different from her newer works. And I do prefer her newer books over this book, but I still thought it was nice to see her first published work! And see were it all started 🙂
I rated this book 3 stars, because it is very good. But just because I read her newer work already, I know she can do better! But I would say it is definitely worth the read!