A witch's curse from beyond the grave!
Witch Island used to be feared. Even the bravest would not dare go there. Legend said a witch had been burned alive at the stake, and upon her death she cursed the town. Terrified residents performed rituals to keep her spirit trapped on the island where she was buried. Now, over a hundred years later, a group of high school seniors have decided to forgo the local graduation parties and have a small gathering of their own–on Witch Island. They don't fear the legends. They scoff at them. But the group will soon learn these particular legends are nothing to scoff at. And Witch Island will prove far worse than they could have ever imagined.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wonderfully written story line.
I love a good witch story and Witch Island has a great mix of violent, in-your-face horror, a strong storyline and characters that leap off the page with all their human fallibilities, qualities, emotions and struggles. David Bernstein has written a story that whips the reader up and takes him/her on a perilous journey, with many twists and turns to ensure there is no chance of escape. Margaret Rivers was burned as a witch decades earlier. Her spirit has been trapped on Witch Island, but a group of teenagers decide on a rite of passage trip to this place they have been warned to avoid. They find the witch's grave and, unwittingly release her spirit. Some of those present are the descendants of those who killed her. Now Margaret Rivers' spirit is free and filled with hate. She will be avenged. A great read. Loved it!
In Witch Island, you have all the classic ingredients of a horror movie: teens staying the night on an island cursed by a witch. It doesn’t help that half of these teens are descendants of the families who hurt aforementioned witch. You know you’re in for trouble when you read that plot. The book offers a ton of violence, some gruesome scenes that are definitely not for the squeamish, and also some background story of the witch. The parts talking about the witch’s story were my favorite. The teenagers just weren’t that much fun. It’s a fast read though, and if you slasher movies or anything of the like, you’ll enjoy this one. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.