Title: The Witch’s Tears
Series: The Witch’s Kiss #2
Author: Katharine and Elizabeth Corr
Publisher: Harper Collins Childrens Books
Publication Date: 2 Feb 2017
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
Can true love’s kiss break your heart…? The spellbinding sequel to THE WITCH’S KISS by authors and sisters, Katharine and Elizabeth Corr. It’s not easy being a teenage witch. Just ask Merry. She’s drowning in textbooks and rules set by the coven; drowning in heartbreak after the loss of Jack. But Merry’s not the only one whose fairy tale is over. Big brother Leo is falling apart and everything Merry does seems to push him further to the brink. And everything that happens to Leo makes her ache for revenge. So when strangers offering friendship show them a different path they’d be mad not to take it…Some rules were made to be broken, right? The darkly magical sequel to THE WITCH’S KISS burns wickedly bright.
REVIEW BY CERYS – YEAR 9
The Witches Tears is an incredible story of witches, age old curses, and forbidden love. The Witch’s Kiss sets a very high standard, and the sequel totally knocks it out of the park, with heart break, fights, and it’s considerably darker than the first book, which makes it all the more awesome.
Merry is still a very unusual witch, having to deal with the events of the first book, and is struggling with the rules and work of being part of a coven, but still the other witches do not take her seriously. But when a mysterious stranger walks into their lives, and offers help and friendship, can he be trusted? Learn more in this dark but epic book!
My favourite character is (still!) Leo, Merry’s brother, because he has to put up with Merry through everything, and even when times get rough, he looks out for Merry. However, I also loved Finn, as he was, to put it simply, awesome. My favourite part is the ending, as it was just brilliant, however, it was quite expected.
The third person perspective was clever as it aided the story telling brilliantly. It also helped give a big overview of the characters, but I personally would’ve loved to see a first person perspective from Merry, Leo, or even Ronan or Finn as I feel like that could’ve been more exciting and instill a more personal connection to the characters.
Katherine and Elizabeth Corr are fabulous at making fantasy situations still relatable for the reader. Everything made sense, and the ending was again brilliant, but a bit scarier! It leaves the book on a massive cliff-hanger, which will get resolved (hopefully!) for the next book, which I hope comes out soon!!
I would recommend this book to any lovers of the Hush Hush series or the Fallen series. I hope you enjoyed this just as much as I did, and I am SUPER excited about the next book!!!!!