The Near Witch

The Near Witch - Victoria Schwab I had a hard time getting into the book, for some reason. But it eventually became quite good, and I do think it is original and well-executed.I believe that Victoria Schwab makes the character of Cole, in particular, very nebulous. I believe that this is quite deliberate, and very cleverly done. But it did make his character a lot harder to relate to -- at least to me. Oddly, I found Lexi, the heroine, rather nebulous in places, too.(And I do get tired of the everlasting first person present tense....)Some of Victoria Schwab's imagery is really arresting, and beautifully done. This book was almost a 3 for me, but not quite -- though it did get much better as it went on, and the ending was original and satisfying.