Title: The Witch’s Kiss
Series: The Witch’s Kiss #1
Author: Katherine and Elizabeth Corr
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication Date: June 2016
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
Sixteeen-year-old Meredith is fed-up with her feuding family and feeling invisible at school – not to mention the witch magic that shoots out of her fingernails when she’s stressed. Then sweet, sensitive Jack comes into her life and she falls for him hard. The only problem is that he is periodically possessed by a destructive centuries-old curse. Meredith has lost her heart, but will she also lose her life? Or in true fairytale tradition, can true love’s kiss save the day?
REVIEW BY CERYS – YEAR 9
The Witch’s Kiss is a magical book about witches, age-old curses and forbidden love.
Merry is a young, quite unusual witch, and is just settling back in to her usual school life with her brother Leo, when a mysterious, magical box shows up, containing the contents to help her break the curse that has haunted her bloodline for ages. However, when the charming Jack shows up as part of the curse, will Merry still have the strength to break the curse, or will her heart betray her? Learn more in this incredibly witty, and all round amazing book!
My favourite character is Leo, Merry’s brother, because he is so calm in the face of danger, and he always looks out for Merry to the best of his ability. My favourite part is the ending, as it was beautiful and satisfying, yet unexpected. The 3rd person perspective was wonderful, as it helped tell the story brilliantly, but I personally would’ve loved to see a 1st person point of view from Merry or even Leo, as I feel like that could’ve been more exciting.
Katherine and Elizabeth Corr are wonderful at creating beautiful characters with intertwining storylines, and keeping the reader excited all the way to the end of the book, with a huge build up to the ending. Everything made sense, and the ending was absolutely exquisite, but not really surprising.
I would recommend this book to any lovers of Twilight, or the Mortal Instruments series.