Summary: 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?
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The Witch’s Kiss is the debut novel from Katharine and Elizabeth Corr, about sixteen year old Merry (Meredith), a witch from Tillingham.
Merry knows she’s a witch, but up until recently she’s stopped using her powers, she’s scared to use them, scared she’s bad for how she’s used them to her personal gain instead of to help others.
Powers aside and there’s the centuries old curse she discovers that’s linked to her and her family, one only she can break. With this suddenly on her shoulders and what should happen if she fails, she has to try and get a hold on her powers, figure out what she has to do and fulfil the promise her ancestor made, all with the help of her brother, Leo.
I enjoyed the brother/sister aspect of it, how Leo was there for his sister, helping her, encouraging her and believing in her when Merry herself wanted nothing more than to give up.
I hope Leo is included even more in the next book as he’s more than just a secondary character, he’s Merry’s cheerleader, her reassurance when she thinks she can’t do something, and her much needed help and guidance.
I’d also like to see more from her gran and the coven in the next book too, and definitely more of Merry accepting herself as a powerful witch.
The Witch’s Kiss is a quick read that has a good story, a good sibling relationship with the potential to get even better.
Did I like the book? Yes.
Did I love it? Hmm, undecided.
Would I recommend it? Yes. If you’re into witches, centuries old curses and sleeping beauty retellings, read it.