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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, 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.

The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab

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  • Format: Paperback

    ISBN: 9781789091144

    Publisher: Titan Books

  • 'Best YA of the Decade List' - Entertainment Weekly.

     

    'Situated in the sweet spot of the supernatural and the melancholy alongside works like The Ocean at the End of the Lane, [The Near Witch] boasts the dark and inviting sensibilities of fairy tales' - Barnes & Noble SFF Blog.

     

    'A slow but intense gothic romance set in the atmospheric winds of the moors, where a witch’s whisper can just barely be heard' - Buzzfeed.

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