Summary: 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.
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The Witch’s Tears picks up three months after the events of the last book, with Merry and her brother still coming to terms with their loss, and Merry still trying to learn how to control and use her magic.
With more involvement from the coven, which Merry’s grandmother is head of, Merry continues to try to learn their rules and the ‘right’ way to do magic. She doesn’t always like their methods, but Merry tries so hard to learn and help them, even when she’s judged and dismissed, hurt at how they treat her when she occasionally messes up a spell she’s in the middle of learning.
There’s more involvement from Leo, Merry’s brother, with him grieving and coming to terms with what happened. I was glad to see him more as well as more of his sibling relationship with Merry, seeing how it all feels from his non-magical side of things and how at times it must be so frustrating for him to be in a world of magic and only able to help in ways that don’t involve it.
For most of the book I wanted to hug Merry and Leo and help them through their grief, but they both deal with it in their own ways and as for the ending, I seriously hope there’s more. It can’t end like that and leave me not knowing, I need more!
As for second book syndrome? Nope, none of it. The story is thought out and interesting, starting off a little slow but soon picking up. I had the book finished in no time and already I’m having withdrawals.
Did I like the book? Yes.
Did I love it? Also a yes.
Would I recommend it? Yes! If you’ve read the first one, The Witch’s Kiss, and were left wanting more like I was, read it.