Saturday, July 30, 2011

On My WishList (#10)

 On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too - Mr Linky is always at the ready for you to link your own 'On My Wishlist' post. If you want to know more click here.

The Near Witch by Victoria 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.

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.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. 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, 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. 

Random Thoughts

Just look at the cover it's creepy and I love creepy books!

Before I go to sleep by S.J. Watson


'As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me ...' Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.

Random Thoughts

I miss reading books that actually makes me scared and sleep with the lights on. And this looks like one of those books.

A short list but it was all I could think of. What's on your list?


  1. I wasnt too keen on reading The Near Witch until I read a brilliant review the other day and now I really fancy it. I think I might have to add it to my wishlist!

  2. I've been really curious about it a long time and still hasn't gotten my hands on it yet:( But I hpe I will get the chance to read it someday:)

  3. The Near Witch looks really interesting. Will have to officially add it my wishlist!

  4. It just looks so creep and I love the cover. And it's been a while since I've read anything about witches.

  5. Before I Go to Sleep sounds like a gripping read. My wishlist is at 871 and this week's featured wish is Coastliners by Joanne Harris. Please come see what else I'm wishing for.

  6. Yeah, Before I go to sleep sound sgripping and not to mention...very scary!:)

  7. I've been wanting to read The Near Witch for a little while now. And Before I Go To Sleep seems awesome! Definitely adding it to my TBR pile.

    Check out my wishlist.


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