Bookanista Thursday: A Few Things!

1. Make sure you check out the new short story blog, THESE DARK THINGS, that I'm doing with Victoria Schwab and several guest posters. You will see some Bookanistas there in the future! Here's the link:


2. Speaking of the amazing Victoria Schwab, she can finally reveal the cover to her Disney*Hyperion debut, THE NEAR WITCH! 

Here's the cover copy for the book. SPOOOOKY:

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.

3. And FINALLY, here's what the rest of the Bookanista's are up to today!

Elana Johnson
 is spreading the word about XVI.Lisa and Laura Roecker are head over heels for Half Upon a Time.Christine Fonseca is celebrating Cinders.Shannon Messenger is inspired by Selling Hope.Shelli Johannes-Wells and Myra McEntire can't get enough of The Near Witch cover.Megan Miranda is excited about Monsters of Men.
Carolina Valdez Miller highlights the hottest November releases 


  1. Oh my! The Near Witch just tackled its way into my TBR pile...

  2. Yay for fabulous covers. And thanks for the link to the new group blog. Hopping over there now. :)

  3. I must read this! Wow, it sounds excellent! I got chills just reading this post. *runs off to put it on my B&N wish list…*


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