Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m sharing with you my review of the urban fantasy novel The Witch’s Kiss, young adult novel by writing duo Katherine and Elizabeth Corr.
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?
Once again, the Corr sisters have conjured up a fantastical world that flows seamlessly and elegantly into action. The Witch’s Kiss is more of an urban fantasy style, and it works brilliantly with the characters and storyline they’ve created.
Meredith swore she wouldn’t use her magic again after something going horribly wrong, but soon fate gives her no choice. Thrown head first into a world of magic training and prophercies, she only has her grit and determination to rely on. No matter how much she wants to, she knows she can’t give up, for the sake of everyone around her. Her grandmother is around to help her as much as she can, and her brother has sworn to stay by her side, regardless of his lack of magic.
I loved the family dynamics demonstrated in this book, both positive and negative. It really was a brilliant example of how balances can shift and change, often for the better, throughout the course of the story, and throughout the process of the various characters learning about one another a bit more. In this case, the more Meredith and her mother explain themselves to each other, the more they finally see little cracks in the shields each of them have up, and they understand just a little more.
What we also have in this book is the historical relatives playing a part, through the magic that Meredith has inherited. Through Meredith’s powers, we see little snippets of how the magic originated, and the story that goes right back to the very beginning, the very heart of the tale.
It’s a great story demonstrating that evil doesn’t always start as evil, that things have explainations should we take the time to search for them, and how, at least in fantasy worlds, there is also answers, if we’re strong enough to fight for them.
Thanks for stopping by today for this review. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the second book in this series soon too, so please keep an eye out for that upcoming post!