J. E. H U N T E R

A writer of young adult fiction specializing in self-publishing, creativity, and writing.

This is a winter made for reading! I’ve finally been getting around to reading some of the 200+ books on my to-be-read shelves (yes, they are a little bit out of control, yes, I do hope to vlog about this soon).

The other week I finally picked up The Near Witch by V.E.Schwab, as I was looking for a nice, easy read. Something fantastical and magical and well written. Well, V.E. Schwab is a marvelous writer. The Near Witch was a good read. It was like a long fairy tale with a simple, straight forward plot and a lovable heroine that is everything a girl in a backwoods town isn’t supposed to be. I think the cover of this book says something like “One for Neil Gaiman fans”, and I found that was definitely true. This book reminded me a bit of ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’. Also many of the fairy-tale-esque short stories that Gaiman writes.

I did wish for a bit more of the witches though. But that’s just me. Give me all the witch stories you got!

All in all, 4/5 Stars. A nice quick read for anyone who enjoy fantasy.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

JEH

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