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14 October 2019

Book Review: The Witch's Kiss by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr

Sometimes you just get the urge to reread a book, so when I felt the reread niggle for The Witch's Kiss, I didn't resist and picked it straight up. And I loved it even more than the first time I read it, and it truly put me in the mood for Halloween.

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Can true love’s kiss really save the day..?

Merry used to dabble in witchcraft and her gran runs the local coven – but, apart from that, she and her brother Leo are normal teenagers. So when Jack, a cursed prince, wakes beneath a nearby lake after fifteen hundred years, Merry is shocked to learn that she’s inherited the job of dealing with him.

Aided by Leo, Merry tries to manage her power and figure out a way of breaking the curse. But as she gets to know Jack she realises she wants to save him – not destroy him.

Will Merry lose her life as well as her heart? Or can true love’s kiss really save the day?


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5 Words: Family, magic, expectations, evil, love.

I first read The Witch's Kiss a little over three years ago, and I remember enjoying it immensely. I decided to pick it up again this month as I was in a witchy mood and I think I loved it even more, especially as I now know how the trilogy ends. And it's one heck of a journey.

I think my favourite thing about this book was the sibling relationship between Merry and Leo. I loved their bickering and resentment and loyalty, it was so much like my own relationship with my sisters.

One thing I really loved about this book was the dual timeline - I loved the glimpses back in time, at the origins of the curse, and how it wasn't all as straight forward as it all seemed. I loved the slight mystery to everything, how I was never fully sure when it came to what was good and what was evil and what could make someone into something terrible.

The Witch's Kiss is excellently written - I love the writing style, the way nature almost intrudes as a character in itself and shifts to help build tension. It's a book where I find myself stopping and reading passages again. I love the steady build up to the dramatic ending, it took my breath away.

Now I can't wait to read The Witch's Tears again!


4 comments:

  1. This sounds like such an amazing book and I love a good dual timeline story - when it works, it really works! The romance element also sounds intriguing so will be adding this to my TBR for sure. Thanks for sharing! x

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  2. I really need to read these books. I have all three and they sound right up my street

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  3. Love the cover!!

    Xoxo
    Shirley | shirleycuypers.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh, this one sounds perfect for October! I have never heard of it, but now I want to research more! Great review!

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