Published in 2019 by Titan Books
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Page Count: 293 pages
My Rating; 5 out of 5 stars
Sypnosis from NewSouth Books:
Review copy provided by NewSouth Books Australia in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts are my own.
I will forever be in awe of the amazing that is VE Schwab, eternally one of my favourite authors, she just wonderfully evokes such glorious emotions when reading her books, as well as forever feeling those goosebumps and chills!
The Near Witch, in my opinion, was flawless! I instantly loved the appeal of the story of The Near Witch, and instantly found myself wondering, is it just lore to scare children, as residents of the town of Near scorn at, or is there much more to it than a bedtime myth?
Finding out was such a delightful and often chilling reading experience, filled with perfectly glorious atmospheric writing, I just love how Schwab depicted everything what from the creepy Moors and the movements of the wind itself, to the forest where sat in wait was a creature that I was so intrigued to meet! And slightly horrified too but naturally. I couldn’t get enough of Lexi’s character too, so brave and daring, determined to follow in her Father’s footsteps, wanting to find out what is it that’s making these children disappear, fiercely protective of her sister Wren, (such cute character too, who definitely had an important part to play in the climax of everything, I was on the edge of my seat!), yet unable to resist the allure and mystery of a strange boy she had dubbed Cole, wondering what is his connection to everything but also feeling a rather personal tether to him!
There was just so much magical glorious to this book, I couldn’t get enough! Nor can I fault it, once again Victoria Schwab has crafted a gorgeous, witchy tale with a dash of romance, and a lot of intrigue!
A big thank you to NewSouth Books for providing me with a copy of The Near Witch in exchange for an honest review.