Daily Archives: June 13, 2012

Book Shorts: Near Witch

Near Witch

Title:  Near Witch

Author:  Victoria Schwab

Summary:  Sixteen-year-old Lexi, who lives on an enchanted moor at the edge of the village of Near, must solve the mystery when, the day after a mysterious boy appears in town, children start disappearing.

I started reading it because… it sounded like a creepy fairy tale.

I kept reading because… it has a murdered witch, stolen children, and a race against time before a magical handsome stranger pays the price for crimes he did not commit.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To: challenge authority to do the right thing.

Six Word Recap: Murdered witch seeks revenge; love wins.

This book reminded me of Holly Black or Neil Gaiman stories because of the creepy atmosphere and the ambiguity between good and bad.