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IceyPick (5.2) — Redesign it! — The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Posted by on August 5, 2011
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This month’s IceyPick is…
The Near Witch
The Near Witch
Victoria Schwab
288 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: August 2nd, 2011

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. 

And 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.

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Want to participate?
1. Make a new post with your cover redesign

2. Attach the IceyPick banner (using the code above) 
3. Leave a link to your Redesign in the comments!

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Don’t have any design skills?
Don’t worry, there will be more IceyPick fun next week!
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AND, remember, your answers give you an entry into Week 4’s Win it! This month, I have TWO hardcover copies of The Near Witch up for grabs!

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  1. This is my first ever cover redesign so I hope it's good! I used image effects on my iPod for the main part of it, then added text using GIMP – which is a pain if you're not used to it! Is it okay to not make a post until tomorrow? I have things scheduled. :/

    I'll BRB with the link, my iPod won't let me paste it.

  2. Hey, Hafsah! I was finally able to whip something up. You know I really want to win this one, hehe. Here is my post and I will definitely be tweeting. Thank you! =D

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