Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blog WORLD AnNoUnCeMeNt

Listen up my awesome peeps... someone I love (and stalk regularly) as recently received her ARC's (like just a day ago) and she has decided to do something OH.SO.FUN!

Share her awesome feelings and giddiness via a Vlog! Give it up for Victoria Schwab... awesome author of The Near Witch... I can't wait to read this novel... and how appropriate with the Halloween festivities around the corner for her to see her cover in the FLESH! So without further ado... her she is peeps!



AND! Here is the awesome pitch for this rockin story:

"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. 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."

Delicious is it not?!! So stop by and say hello, congratulate her on her fanatstic ARC fest and please in the comments tell me either what you think of this fabulous novel, or what eerie novel you've enjoyed reading during the Halloween holiday!! Muahahahaha!

DARE TO PRE-ORDER! She just found she's on Amazon!!! Trust me pre-ordering would seriously be awesome! You'd be crazy not to!

64 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

I love this vlog...The cover is perfect! I am off to check out her blog:)...So fun...Btw: I cant wait for Halloween...hahha

Hugs and kisses

Ps: I am hosting a sweet GIVEAWAY later on today :) Hope you will join in :)

Renae said...

I saw this and the book looks amazing! I can't wait to read it!

Candyland said...

Awesome! Cover is great! And still loving my badge over there:)

Christina Lee said...

I am so happy for Victoria! SO awesome!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Wow, it does look good. Eek! So many great books coming out next year . . . and I'm still trying to catch up with this year's awesome books.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations Victoria. SO happy for her! YEAH!

Melissa Gill said...

That sounds really good. Will add that to my list.

Hannah Kincade said...

I love a good dark fairy tale. I'm all over it!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Victoria. Nothing like receiving that first review copy.

Creepy Query Girl said...

I LOVE the YA Rebels and it's so awesome to see Victoria's ARC- she must be so excited (and from the video, I can tell she really is! lol) Thanks Jen!

Joanna St. James said...

what an exciting thing, I bet she is all giddy about the beautiful cover too.

Joanne said...

Congratulations to Victoria, a very exciting time for her! Wishing her much success :)

Boonie S said...

Cool. I’m fascinated already.

All the best, Boonie

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss jen! wow cool cover for sure! that book sounds real neat and one im gonna put on my biwr list (thats for books i wanna read).
...hugs from lenny

aspiring_x said...

oh my goodness! i love this book so much and it's not even out yet!!!
have you seen the vlog where her mom reads the first bit of it aloud???
the woman is a genius!
her writing is so flawless- it's not just about conveying an awesome story- it's like the most beautiful words strung together in the most vivid way ever!!
off to amazon now!
:)

Amy Saia said...

Haha, she cracked me up with her book love : D. Good for her and I lurve the cover!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congrats to Victoria! The book sounds great, and I'll put it on my list. :)

Meredith said...

Oooh, I'm hooked already. The story sounds so mysterious and engaging. Congrats to her!!!

Tamika: said...

I love the blurb! I know my tween would love to get her hands on this:)

Em-Musing said...

She did a great job. thanks for sharing

Carolyn V. said...

It's so awesome! What a great cover. =)

....Petty Witter said...

The opening paragraph about the wind is so beautiful, It sent shivers up my spine.

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Shannon O'Donnell said...

I read the review over at Elana's. And WOW!!! I pre-ordered it immediately after leaving Elana's blog! :-)

Tiana Smith said...

I love the summary, it seems deliciously spooky :)

Colene Murphy said...

I just love seeing her all over the blog world today! Fun being introduced to a new and super awesome sounding novel and author! Thanks!!

MT said...

She's mighty brave to do a vlog. What an exciting time for her! The cover is tops. :)

Quinn said...

This book sounds great! I'll have to pop by Amazon now.

Teenage Bride said...

Wow you beat me this morning haha.

This book sounds great. I love a little bit of mystery and suspense and every now and then!!!

Aleta said...

Mystery, romance, witches and dreams - sounds like a good read! Thanks for the information on the book and loved the vlog!

... Paige said...

that vlog, sure makes me excited...well not as excited as she is, but close :-)

Laura Marcella said...

I've had this novel on my to-read list for awhile! It sounds fantastic!

Jai Joshi said...

Fabulous, thanks for letting us know, Jen!

Jai

howdidyougetthere said...

I've always avoided vlogs - as if they might reveal too many *details* (bites knuckle) , but yours is really adorable.
Congrats on your book - I can imagine how exciting that is.

Lisa_Gibson said...

Brave soul, doing a vlog. It was awesome! Def one to add to my list of things to be read.
Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

Elana Johnson said...

Can. Not. Wait. For. This. Book.

Emy (Sandy) Shin said...

I really can't wait for THE NEAR WITCH, ever since I heard about it last year. Fall 2011 is ages away!

Emy
emy-shin.blogspot.com

L.T. Elliot said...

I loved her vlog about this. Isn't she awesome? And it's a great cover!

Holly Ruggiero said...

This is on my to-be-read list too. It sounds great.

By the way, there is a link problem to Victoria's site.

Janet Johnson said...

The book sounds perfect for Halloween. :) And congrats to Victoria!

Alyssa Goodnight said...

That vlog was so charming! And the book sounds terrifyingly wonderful! I couldn't read this one in bed with just a book light. Way too dark, way too creepy. This is a lights-on book!

Congrats to Victoria!!

T. Anne said...

Sounds ~aMaZiNg~

Belle said...

Sounds like a great read!

Jolene Perry said...

Great title. Great cover. I can't wait to read it - sounds fun.

Christina said...

Sounds spooky :) I haven't read a Halloween appropriate story since I was much younger. Maybe I'll have to check it out!

Matthew Rush said...

If they keep adding amazing stuff to WOC every month it's going to start seeming commonplace. Actually ... no it won't. It will still be awesome.

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome cover and blurb - and vlog! Definitely on my wish list! :)

Jen Chandler said...

I just heard about this fabulous story/author today thanks to Elana! Super glad you blogged about her too. I'm really excited to read this one :)

Jen C.

Kimberly Franklin said...

I love that cover! And just like Victoria said, the back is a perfect image of what I pictured for her book. I can't wait to read this one!

Krispy said...

Read the pitch and am so intrigued! Creepy but good book I just finished recently was The Replacement. Perfect for this time of year. I'm excited for Halloween!

Jennie Bailey said...

This sounds PERFECT for Halloween! I can hardly wait to read it. You find some GREAT books!!

Patricia A. Timms said...

Sounds exactly like the kind of book I should be reading right now! Congratulations to Victoria!

Talei said...

I agree, sounds like the perfect read for halloween! What a fab cover too. Very atmospheric!! ;)

veschwab said...

I have been lurking, but just have to say a HUGE thank you to EVERYONE, and to Jen for being fabulous enough to host me. These comments have made my whole week.

~Victoria

Theresa Milstein said...

I put the book on my Amazon wishlist. It looks awesome. And I congratulated her. Nice to hear about good things.

Vicki Rocho said...

FABULOUS!

Kristin Rae said...

You must have talked about this book before, because it sounds familiar. (And good!)

Collette Osuna said...

The book looks great...the cover is fantabulous!!!!

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Lola Sharp said...

Between you and Elana, she's getting some great buzz today. :) I love the cover and am excited for her. :)

Happy Humpday, Jen!

Jennifer Hillier said...

So awesome! She's on my wish list. Er, I mean her book is. :)

Donea Lee said...

How exciting!! For any author, I'm sure. And the descrip of the book looks like something I would love to read. So...I will! Congrats to Victoria and a high-five to Jen for some great publicity! :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Sounds awesome. Love the cover.

J.C. Martin said...

Congratulations Victoria! That story sounds absolutely fascinating!

Sarah Callejo said...

That blurb gave me a chill and so beautifully written too. It sounds great.