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The Near Witch
The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
Brand new edition of Victoria Schwab's long out-of-print, stunning debut 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.
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Jess_Franzino
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Story Time:
Had plans to go read in the park & get groceries. Happened upon a bookstore & spent so long in there, that by the time I left, (with 2 new books in spite of my #mountTBR at home), it had started to rain. Park was out of the question, so went straight to grocery store, only to find I‘d left my phone in the bookstore. Had to walk ALL the way back there in a downpour ☹️ After that, I just said “eff it, getting ice cream”, as you do 😂

Megabooks Ice cream solves everything! Maybe...😉😉 19h
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BookFreakOut
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These are two middle grade favorites I've discovered in recent years, a haunting, atmospheric fantasy and a contemporary that mixes humor with an accessible look at the good and bad that can come with anonymity.
@24in48 #24in48 MG/YA challenge

LibrarianRyan The bear witch is MG? I‘ve only ever seen it sold in the adult section. 2d
BookFreakOut @LibrarianRyan Thinking about it, I'd say upper middle/lower YA. Not as fully MG as City of Ghosts but significantly less intense than This Savage Song. It has a crush/a few kisses. The writing appeals to her adult fans, it has a good haunting atmosphere, but I don't recall anything content-wise to be a concern for younger readers. 2d
LibrarianRyan @BookFreakOut hummm. I‘ll have to try it out. I own most of her books. Just haven‘t read them yet. 2d
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book_princessBritt
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First read in the new house! So excited for my new chapter

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QueenJen
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4⭐
I've never read V. E. Schwab, so why not start at the beginning!?

MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 Mmmmm, pancaaakes. 1mo
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DeeLew
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@Gissy You went above and beyond!! The prints are gorgeous, the books are perfect, and all of the extras are amazing! Seriously, I have no words. ❤️❤️❤️ I am using the gorgeous bookmark right now. I especially appreciated the notes you included. Everything. It actually brought me to tears. Thank you! 🥰 #SummerSantaGoesPostal

DeeLew @Gissy Thank you for including a gift for my pupper. That was so thoughtful. I have a feeling I will be making more posts about this. You really went above and beyond and you have no idea how much it cheered me up. ☺️💗📚 1mo
squirrelbrain What a fabulous parcel! No wonder you were emotional! 1mo
Bklover Beautiful gifts, @Gissy I‘m going to have to zoom in so I can see all the books!! 1mo
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LeahBergen Lovely! 1mo
TheLudicReader Sadie is SO good! 1mo
Gissy I'm so happy you liked the content of the boxes! I chose some items related with your Dr. Pepper "addiction". I was nervous about the books because I didn't know if you have them already. The art print about reading was to cheer you up and I like always to include things from PR. The chocolates are also from here. Now, relax and enjoy your reading time! 1mo
DeeLew @squirrelbrain @Bklover @LeahBergen I feel so spoiled! @TheLudicReader I can‘t wait to read Sadie! 1mo
DeeLew @Gissy oh yes, the chocolate is so yummy! I may or may not have eaten most of it already. 🤣 😋🍫 I am very excited to get items from PR. ❤️ Thank you again! 🥰 1mo
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MysticRaven03
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Super excited to finally have this one! Can‘t wait to read it. Have y‘all read this? If so, thoughts?

the-flashley Love that cover! 1mo
That-Bookish-Hiker I read it last year. It‘s good but you can tell it‘s her earlier writing and her writing has evolved since then into the amazing books I have fallen in love with. 😊 1mo
MysticRaven03 @the-flashley me too!! 1mo
MysticRaven03 @That-Bookish-Hiker that‘s good to know! I love everything I‘ve read by her so far so it will be interesting to read one of her earlier works. I‘m still hoping for more books in the Archived series!! 1mo
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ness
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Loved this—perhaps because Cole kept reminding me of Cole from Dragon Age. It was a lovely and dark fantasy about family and fearing outsiders.

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HeathersReadingHideaway
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[#BookReview] The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab! If you know me you‘ll know I‘m a huge fan of Schwab‘s stories, and this one is a definite new favorite! The Near Witch is a beautiful story with a chilling atmosphere, a great respect to witches, and a reminder that not everything is as black and white as it seems. I highly recommend this book to everyone!

https://heathersreadinghideaway.blogspot.com/2019/06/book-review-near-witch-ash-...

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BookwormAHN
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Today my copy of The Near Witch came in that I won from #WyrdAndWonder giveaway in May. It is a gorgeous book. I'm looking forward to reading it. Thanks @imyril 🐉

imyril Hooray! 2mo
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Jendjohnson
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Growing up and madness are the same thing, maybe. What an interesting idea! I‘ve definitely felt this in my own life.

rather_be_reading Hey Jen, just wanted to make sure you received your #SummerReadingSwap package?? 4w
Jendjohnson Hey! Yes, I did. I thanked my gifted on Elfster and just spaced to do so here. Thanks for checking in! 3w
rather_be_reading @Jendjohnson yay! i just wanted to make sure. thx for letting me know! 2w
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ness
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My hold for this one finally came through, so I‘ll be spending the day sneaking in chapters in between packing up/decluttering/staging. Yesterday was spent with more apartment hunting, more 5K training, and a lovely 40-minute yoga for runners practice. #BFC #BookFitnessChallenge

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You‘ve got quite a bit on your plate right now. Kudos for keeping up your fitness. 👍🏻 2mo
4thhouseontheleft You‘ve got a lot going on! 💜💜 2mo
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LWagoner
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So glad this book was rereleased! V.E. Schwab‘s writing talent is so visible in this her first book. I couldn‘t put it down! The writing just kept pushing me to read more. She is an expert at building tension and creating amazing characters. This story did not disappoint. You can sense the winds and threads she cultivates in this book in all of her current writing.

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Lisas.Library
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Another gorgeous book for my collection!! Its a beauty.

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.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That cover is beautiful! 2mo
Lisas.Library @Riveted_Reader_Melissa ~ Thank you!! 😊💜 2mo
BooknerdsLife Ah! Such beautiful edition! I love all her other books and can‘t wait to read this one too! 2mo
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Follow.my.read
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Loved the intro from V.E. Schwab.. Should be an interesting read!

Gina Oh that cover is fabulous 3mo
BooknerdsLife I‘ve read & love most of her books! This one is still on my TBR tho 3mo
Follow.my.read @BooknerdsLife I have the Shades of Magic trilogy also...on my TBR list! 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Follow.my.read Awww Definitely a must read!!! They are my favorite VE Schwab books! 3mo
Follow.my.read This one just didn‘t thrill me.....I made it until halfway then moved on. 3mo
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heikemarie
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Picked up a couple books for a student of mine and this one for me accidentally fell in! Crazy!

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BarbaraJean
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I spotted this on the “New Books” shelf at the library & couldn‘t resist! It‘s a gorgeous edition, complete with a ribbon bookmark, and I‘m certain I was the first to check it out. And check out those endpapers! 😍 I enjoyed this—it has an enticingly spooky fairy-tale feel, with a mysterious stranger, children disappearing from their beds in the night, and a female protagonist who‘s not afraid to challenge tradition or stand up for what‘s right.

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GhostyXstar
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I haven't been able to get into any books lately, so here's my tbr/currently reading pile. The Near Witch is on deck. What does your tbr look like?

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Palimpsest
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“The Near Witch is only a story 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.” This has been told to Lexi all her life, but it is up to her to decipher what is true and what isn‘t. I‘m glad this book was re-released and enjoyed the fairytale-like feel set in a quiet village. I like that Lexi isn‘t afraid to challenge biases.

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bookish_wookish
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I couldnt resist!!! 😍 I love this cover!

Exbrarian It‘s a, nice day for a, light sweater. It‘s a nice day for a, CARDIGAaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! 4mo
bookish_wookish Amazing! 😂 @Exbrarian 4mo
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Gryffleclaw95
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Tonight‘s book haul!

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kate_reads
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Funny story—I never thought I‘d be a book collector. I didn‘t see the point in owning more than one copy of a book but then VE Schwab and her brilliance happened 😅 #gangsallhere

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Sara_Planz
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Um....new VE Schwab described as “one for Neil Gaiman fans.” Yes please!!!

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WeeziesBooks
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Currently reading

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WeeziesBooks
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Currently reading

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nitalibrarian
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Added these two books to my collection this week. 😍

Paperback.Propensity I am obsessed with those drawers 🤓 4mo
nitalibrarian @Paperback.Propensity It was my grandmother's. My brother made a new top for it, cleaned up the drawers, and surprised me with it for Christmas.😁 4mo
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WeeziesBooks
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A few of my preorders came in while I was incapacitated this week! Nothing perks this ol‘ gal up like some new books!

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TracyReadsBooks
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Since her debut, the tagged book, Schwab has made quite the name for herself & so a new edition was released. As you read it, there is no mistaking it‘s a debut—pacing & repetitive plotting present problems—but on balance it is an accomplished debut & Schwab‘s talents as a writer are already on display. Atmospheric, brooding—it is a tale to savor, one meant for cold nights & crackling fires, one with witches & magic. A good read & one I recommend.

MCYmermaid Great contextual review! 4mo
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CatAndKindle
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So I met VE Schwab today (she said trying to be casual)!
If you ever get the chance to hear her talk about her work, she is amazing and such a lovely person too.

pocketmermaid Luckyyyyyy 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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That‘s my comic fix for the day (I‘m going to save Black Science Vol. 3 for another time), so I think it‘s time to curl up with the tagged book. Love the gorgeous cover.

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jpmcwisemorgan
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Yesterday was Resurrection Day for Schwab‘s debut. There‘s been enough demand from readers, and she‘s now a best-selling author so this was re-released with a new look.

If you think, as an author, that what you do doesn‘t matter - this is proof it does.

If you think, as a reader, that what you do doesn‘t matter - this is proof it does.

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SiriuslyWeasley
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I love that this book received a second chance at life because readers demanded it, and the author never gave up hope. Happy new publication day, little book! 💖

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daydreamin_star
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Currently at a V. E. Schwab event and I absolutely love hearing her talk, both about her old books and her new books.

I have yet to read this gorgeous book but I am so glad that I finally have it in my hands! This will definitely be a book that I dive into soon!

Have you read any of V. E. Schwab books?

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu61McfHCh3/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=oa7akn...

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imyril
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Done and done. Those seeking a tale of love, redemption and dead witches with simple world building and fairy tale logic will find plenty to enjoy. Those looking for a more complex fantasy should probably avoid, although I liked the complexity of the villains (is the witch the villain? Discuss) and the focus on the terrible things done by those who fear. I was mostly frustrated, but Schwab‘s storytelling is assured even in this early outing.

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imyril
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I accidentally colour coordinated with my book today. I pay attention to detail, but not _that_ much attention to detail!

I‘m... not loving The Near Witch. It‘s fine. It‘s easy reading. It‘s very very pretty. But it‘s also very much YA in the traditional instalove model, which doesn‘t do much for me. I‘m mostly wondering why nobody in Near has ever crossed the moor. Be more chicken: see what‘s in the other side.

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imyril
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Such a gorgeous hardback! I love the colour palette 😍 looking forward to a breezier read after the emotional rollercoaster of I Still Dream...

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imyril
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Go away for a birthday weekend, come home to exciting bookpost! Isn‘t it gorgeous? I love the twisting vine feel to the tree and the choice of colours

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LibrarianRyan
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I like the BN exclusive cover better. I the color saturation, etc,but others may disagree.

#CoverLove #YAedition
March 12, 2019

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jpmcwisemorgan
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#LitsyPSA: Schwab‘s debut, which has been out of print for years, is set to be re-released and I‘m screaming. I‘m at work so I‘m silently screaming but it‘s still screaming. 😱

https://ew.com/books/2018/10/16/ve-schwab-the-near-witch-reissue/

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BookFreakOut
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From EW: "V.E. Schwab's long out-of-print debut is getting a gorgeous new release." As if we needed an excuse to buy a book from The Queen! She confirmed on Twitter that it's hardback, UK and US March 12, 2019. https://ew.com/books/2018/10/16/ve-schwab-the-near-witch-reissue/?utm_term=6A99B...

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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“And you never know if that sound beneath your door is only the howling of the wind, or the Near Witch, in her small stone house or in her garden, singing the hills to sleep.”

Children start to go missing after the town of Near a stranger is seen near the town.

This book is Schwabs earlier work and you can tell because she has grown so much from this book to her current books she has published. A quick, spooky read and I enjoyed it.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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My Friday plans are to read some chapters of HoL‘s and finish the tagged book.

Also I just wanted to share my Frankenstein socks. They make me so happy. 😁😍

#sockfriday

hermyknee YOU make me so happy! 10mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @hermyknee aw! No you make me happy! Btw I bought these socks when I was shopping for you lol. Told you I don‘t the same thing. 😆 10mo
Susannah Your socks are amazing! I'm so glad you shared. 10mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too 🖤 10mo
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e.c.vitoria
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jmtrivera
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Mehso-so

Different from other Schwab books I've read, but it still contains her precise word choice and immersive world building. She creates a world which I could feel, suffocating & dreamy. Yet her protagonist felt real and the antagonists felt threatening. There were things that felt frustrating & repetitive, and the romance wasn't convincing to me. Not to mention that I kept feeling that Lexi was wasting time. Still, now I want to read more Schwab.

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jmtrivera
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It sometimes feels the same for sure.

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jmtrivera
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I brought the wrong book downstairs with me! Do I start a new book with my coffee or go upstairs to continue the one I was reading? #nerdproblems #bookwormproblems

Blueberry So true... :) 12mo
jmtrivera @Blueberry Glad others feel my pain! 12mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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I was bored at work yesterday so I was looking at books and ended up placing an order with Thrift Books. I have no self control!

I‘ve never ordered anything through Thrift Books before so I hope this is a good experience.

#ihavenoselfcontrol

Jabberwocky The cool thing about ThriftBooks is that if you do receive books that aren‘t up to snuff you can reach out to their staff and they are very understanding and helpful! 13mo
That-Bookish-Hiker @Jabberwocky that‘s good to know! Thanks! ☺️ 13mo
kspenmoll Like you hashtag. #ihavenoselfcontrol Sounds like me this week! 13mo
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e.c.vitoria
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I just realized I never reviewed The Near Witch 😬.

It was so cute and fast paced and even for Schwab's first book the writing was great! It was also slightly creepy and very atmospheric. The romance was a bit more instant than I prefer but the book is seriously only 282 pages so that's to be expected.

8/19 💫