The Near Witch is not what I was expecting, but I still loved it! Lexi is a strong main character with fierce devotion to her family, and who defies expectations. All in a good way- she needs to find out what is going on, and she wants the best for the village. Cole is mysterious, and turns out to be very dependable, charming, and with a very sad story that he had to overcome. The Sisters are awesome- cryptic, and they still care for the village who has seemingly turned their backs on them. The writing itself was lyrical, seamless and polished- the descriptions and imagery drew me in.