Island Witch by Amanda Jayatissa

Island Witch

Amanda Jayatissa

367 pages first pub 2024 (editions)

fiction horror thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced
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Description

Set in 19th century Sri Lanka and inspired by local folklore, the daughter of a traditional demon-priest—relentlessly bullied by peers and accused of witchcraft herself—tries to solve the mysterious attacks that have been terrorizing her coastal v...

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Community Reviews Summary of 141 reviews

Moods

dark 95%
mysterious 73%
tense 73%
emotional 45%
sad 30%
challenging 29%
adventurous 15%
reflective 10%
informative 6%
hopeful 2%
inspiring 1%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 26%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 34% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 18%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 58% | No: 30% | Yes: 7% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 79% | No: 8% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.77

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