The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan; published 2012 by Alfred Knopf
Genre: Young adult fantasy
Review in a word: Weird
Opening line: “‘The old witch is there,’ said Raditch, peering over the top to Six-Mile Beach.”
That’s a good question. I can’t really say that there’s a plot in this book, so I’ll just try to describe what happens.
Our story begins narrated by Daniel Mallet, a young boy on Rollrock Island, from whom we learn that there’s an old scary witch named Misskaella, and there’s something weird going on with the mams (moms) on the island. And there only seem to be boys on the island.Continue Reading