Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Ash-Born Boy (and other amazing things!)

Hi guys, I hope you're having a lovely week! <3

A while ago, I had a giveaway for a wonderful book--THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab. When I read it, I fell in love with the the words and the story; I had to share it with others. The way V weaves the words together is amazing. It's completely easy to fall into her story.

Well, today is May 15th, which equals a super important day in THE NEAR WITCH history!

Have a look....

Since it's May 15th, not only does THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab come out in paperback TODAY, but, to celebrate its release, "The Ash-Born Boy" is finally up over at Disney*Hyperion's website!

What IS "The Ash-Born Boy"?

It's a free story Victoria wrote as a thank-you to her fans, and she wrote it to answer ONE question: "Who was Cole before he came to Near?"

Now, if you've already read THE NEAR WITCH, "The Ash-Born Boy" is guaranteed to change the way you see Cole.

And if you haven't read THE NEAR WITCH yet, don't worry, "The Ash-Born Boy" won't spoil anything!

So basically, either way, you should go read Cole's story ;)

I had the opportunity to read it earlier, and it is haunting and beautiful--you really need to check it out. Another link drop in case you missed it.

But what if I want to read THE NEAR WITCH first?
Don't worry! Cole's story will stay up on Disney*Hyperion's website, and if it ever comes down, Victoria will carve out a space for it on her own site. It will always be available somewhere, and it will always be free.


Cole's story isn't the only goodie to go along with the paperback release. In the back of the paperback itself, you'll find the first chapter of Victoria's new book, THE ARCHIVED, which doesn't come out until January!

Help Victoria celebrate today by taking a look at "The Ash-Born Boy," and don't forget to buy/order/pick up your own paperback copy of THE NEAR WITCH :)



  1. Sounds like an interesting read--both of them. Been a while since I stopped by to say "hi" my old crusady friend. *waves* Love the new look (blog wise). Very...pink--to match the hair I suppose. Hm. I wonder, is there a pink cheese...

    1. Hi! It's been a while :D How are you?

      Yes, pink. Pink EVERYWHERE.