Book Review: The Witch’s Kiss series by Elizabeth & Katharine Corr

The boy is the prince. His name is Jack. In many ways, he is the victim of the story. He is also the monster.

I had to push myself to finish of this series. From the first novel on it went down. But it did pull itself back up a little bit again and that is why I still have to give the series overall three hears. But it is three hearts for the first and third novel and only two for the second book.

Book Review: The Witch’s Kiss series by Elizabeth & Katarine Corr


Title & Author: The Witch’s Kiss series by Elizabeth & Katarine Corr
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Release date: June 30 2016
Series: The Witch’s Kiss
Publisher: HarperCollins


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?

The Witch’s Kiss is an interesting novel. I thought the idea behind the plot is great, maybe even more than just the idea. It felt like this weird mix between Cinderella and other fairy tale. The writing was okay, nothing special, but also not bad. I didn’t feel like the story moved very fast. The end was okay, all the story arc that were started were rounded of into this nice little bow. But it didn’t feel very satisfying.

The Witch’s Tears was disappointing. It made me wonder whether this novel was even necessary. I think the series would have been fine as a duology if you pulled the useful stuff out of this one and added that to The Witch’s Blood, because that was also a lot of filler, but had more content. This book introduces a couple more characters, but they don’t seem very interesting.

The Witch’s Blood rounds off the things started in The Witch’s Tears. I don’t like it when authors/publishers do that. I had hoped Leo also got lasting effects from these adventures. But he doesn’t and Merry might also not have anything permanent. I just keep hoping she does.

Merry is a very inactive main character a lot of things just happen to her that compels her to doing things. The same goes for the other POVs except for one little bit at the end of The Witch’s Blood. Leo decides to kill Merry off because he doesn’t want to see her suffering POV of the books changes sometimes, there is no real pattern in it. That is something I don’t like and pulls me out of the novel.

The lore in the series is a bit overwhelming, during the first novel a lot of info on the witches is thrown at the reader in a chaotic fashion and then that is that, until all of a sudden they can make dolls that will actually hurt the person it represents. The world is divided between non-magical people, witches and wizards. Witches are the magical descendants of female witches. Wizards are the magical descendants of male wizards. A female can never be a wizard, but males born from a witch, can be magical too. The idea is interesting, but it felt a bit discriminating and odd.

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