When I say slept through the climax of this book, I mean “literally” slept through it, and not “figuratively”.
Hey Pals!! So today, I am doing a spoiler free review of The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab.
Spoiler Alert: I hated it.
I don’t care about the GoodReads synopsis, so here is all you need to know. This book follows the story of a girl named Lexi in a town where kids start disappearing all of a sudden *yawns* and people are blaming the new stranger named “Cole” *sighs* who has been spotted recently for causing the trouble. Lexi obviously falls in love with this character-less person*dies of exhaustion*.
My Thoughts in a gist:
I’ve been reading this book since forever, and it seems like it’s actually a big achievement for me for having finished it finally. I should’ve DNFed it, but I love strongly hating a book, so I thought it would be good for a review. So here we are.
There is absolutely nothing that I liked about this book, nothing at all, at least not for now. So I’ll just give a full review as to why I disliked it.
I found the narration awful. This book is narrated by Heather Wilds and I absolutely hated that narration for some reason. I don’t think it was bad or anything, I guess it’s just my personal preference. When I’m reading a book, it usually takes quite some time for me to actually like the narration, and it slowly grows on me. But for this book, it hardly ever did. I hated the accent of the person and the narration was super monotonous and dull.
Ugh, do I have issues! I freaking hate every single character of this book. I don’t understand how Lexi fell for Cole. The guy has zero personality, except for the fact that he can control the wind, he seems to have no individual personality traits. At least Lexi had some personality but I didn’t like her much either. I didn’t care about any of the other characters in the novel either. It was all just bleh.
Was that too short? 🙂 I guess it was. Here are the lengthy opinions then.
Lexi is just this random girl who thinks that it is her responsibility to solve the mystery of the disappearing kids which I found kinda obvious and cliche, so yeah, you can’t blame me for disliking it.
The writing had some very commonly phrases like “I released a breath I didn’t realize I was holding” so it kind of pissed me off.
As for the romance, I have never hated a romance more, well maybe I have but let’s not talk about that right now. It felt so much like insta-love, when not to mention, the love interest didnt even seem to have any individual personality.
Oh wait, I just realized that this is the debut book of this author, so um…..I didn’t mean to insult the book or the author 😳. I just disliked it with a strong passion and felt the great need to share it for some unknown reason. I love the author though, and I’m planning to read more books by her. This one just didn’t do it for me.
What I meant by sleeping through the climax:
I had eventually DNFed this book, and I started buddy reading two other books. So at 11p.m. on one day, I had read my share of those two books and like, I as just lying on my bed not knowing what to read and was stressing about the fact that I was wasting valuable time not reading, so reluctantly, I decided to read this book. This book literally acted like a lullaby and put me sleep 😑. Then my father came and woke me up as I hadn’t drank my milk and I realized that the book had finished on a happy ending with people shaking hands and all and I had missed the climax 😂😂😂. So yeah, I never went back to reading it again, I was just glad it was over 😌.
Aaah, it feels so nice to give a book a 1 star rating 😌.