Saturday, August 6, 2011

Ten's List with Author Victoria Schwab!

About the Book:
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. Then the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. 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 and the history of this nameless boy.

About the Author:
Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.

Victoria Schwab's
Top 10 Favorite YA Fantasy Novels

I don't read as much fantasy as paranormal, so it's a mishmash. 

1. Graceling
2. Name of the Wind
3. Harry Potter
4. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
5. Hex Hall/Demonglass 
6. The Mortal Instruments (it's like crack)
7. The Graveyard Book
8. Harry Potter 
9. Beautiful Creatures
10. White Cat 

Awesome books I have a trouble qualifying: 
1. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
2. Across the Universe by Beth Revis 
3. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan 

Check out Victoria's novel at!


  1. Hahaha, I like how Victoria listed "Harry Potter" twice! Not that I disagree, or anything! :) (And yessssss, Name of the Wind was fantastic!!! Patrick Rothfuss is a fantastically gifted author, and an awesome person to boot!)

    I've really been looking for the Near Witch. Can't wait to read it!


  2. LOL. I loved that she listed Harry Potter too!!



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