|Plot Summary of Witch Island|
ImaJinn, Feb 2004, 13.75, 224 pp.
After three years of trying to make her web designing company solvent Roxanne Geritt believes that only a miracle will keep her from going bankrupt. That miracle comes in the form of a check for one hundred twenty five thousand dollars from a Mr. Aidan Nevan with a stipulation. She will earn the fee by buying him computer equipment and then come to his home to teach him how to use it. Although Roxanne is a little leery since she had no contact with the man except by courier, she accepts the contract.
Her feelings of unease increase when she is taken to an island in the middle of a lake. The only building on it is Aidan's home which is surrounded by a ring of trees. On her first day there, she hears some strange things in the woods and the vines seem alive as if they want to tie her up. She tries to put it down to be a vivid imagination but more bizarre happenings occur. Aidan levels with the woman he loves. Instead of being frightened by what he reveals, she resolves to help him break the curse that binds him to WITCH ISLAND.
Fans of very creepy paranormal Gothic novels will want to tour WITCH ISLAND that is so graphic it would make an excellent movie. Aidan and Roxanne are reminiscent of Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre so readers will find it very easy to sympathize with their plight and hope for a happily ever after ending as Stephanie Bedwell Grime's tortured hero seeking redemption will affect readers deeply. This superb paranormal romance is a treat not to be missed.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Witch Island|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 20%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
- general romance
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- computer programmer
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- magical being
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
- current (early 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- some scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- significantly more dialog than descript
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