after all these fabulous reviews, i was eager to get my hands on this book. now i'm just glad i didn't pay for it.
ok, interesting concept: three modern women (in one case, a little girl) begin experiencing the same nightmares of life in 17th century new england. oh my! they seem to have something to do with the "town witches" hung exactly 300 years ago. too bad they weren't burnded at the stake!! they just happened to have been transformed by their leader into evil flying creatures who need to feed every hundred years. and our three gals just happen to be their idea of halloween dinner.
still, i kept reading. i was hoping something exciting would eventually occur. no such luck. there was nothing to make me at all interested in the characters. i absolutely hated the professor (karen), who seemed to think that her boyfriend (& father of her unborn child) was beneath her because he was "only" a contractor. wendy was so one-dimensional--"oooh, i'm a witch! i'm so different! i cast spells in the nude!!"--that i just kept thinking SO WHAT??? and the little girl (abby) just seemed to be tossed in because witches come in threes, right?
the end was so ridiculous, it seemed like even the author was tired of these people. midnight (the witching hour, of course!) came and went, and with it, convenient ends to the icky flying nightmares.
OR WAS IT??!!?
ah, the author is hoping to make it into a tv movie: pg-13 all the way, with two naked "rituals" in the woods (could be shot from the back--no full frontal, now), and one fade-to-black sex scene to spice up the previews!!
save your money and your time. skip this one, and it's inevitable sequel.