The Witch’s Kiss by Katherine and Elizabeth Corr
In traditional fairy tales witches are either good or bad, but in the modern day fairy tale The Witch’s kiss Merry finds that being a witch is much more about shades of grey. What a great book to lose yourself in on a wet day!
Merry has known she is a witch from a long line of witches since she was twelve. She has never been trained, but learnt to used her powers to help improve her life. When her actions resulted in one of her friends nearly dying she swears never to use witchcraft again. That causes a conflict when she finds that she is the witch that has been chosen to break a curse that has haunted her family for centuries.
Although this book is steeped in history and mysticism, it deals with the things that teenagers deal with every day: coming to terms with who they are and valuing their own self-worth; and of course the age old issue of love. That the Corr sisters have written all of these things into a novel that is a really good read is a testament to their skill in the Young Adult genre.
I read this book on a wet Sunday and found it really hard to put down when I finished Merry’s adventure I found I wanted to know what happened to the main characters after they dealt with the impact of the family curse, so I was delighted to find that there is a sequel, and I think that will also be finding its way to my reading list.
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