The Witch’s Blood is the third and final book in the cute YA trilogy about sixteen-year-old Merry, who is trying to be a normal teenager, while also being a witch and the problems that comes with that. The second book ended with Ronan revealing his evil self and taking Leo to another reality, trying to force Leo to surrender to him and give up his own will. Now, Merry has to find a way to fee her brother before Ronan succeeds.
This book is the perfect ending to the wonderful The Witch’s Kiss trilogy. It’s dark, vivid, emotional and nerv-wracking. You can really feel Merry’s despair and how she’s willing to do anything to free her brother, including magic that’s forbidden by her coven. I love Merry and Leo’s incredible bond, they must be the cutest siblings ever and it adds so much to this series. I know I said it before, but Leo is my favorite book-brother of all times! And Merry is such a great main character. She’s fierce, strong and smart.
Another thing I love about this book is the humor and the references to fantasy genre clichés. Comments like these, from when Merry and Finn break into the evil wizard’s fortress, really made you laugh and lightened the dark and intense story:
“What, no menacing creek?” Finn murmured.
“Guess Gwydion and Ronan skipped the ‘Evil Villainy for Beginners’ class.”
This series has a unique way of combining ancient and contemporary world buildings, the writing is so well-done and slips cleverly between the different times. There are also twists and unexpected turns that kept you on the edge throughout all three books. I don’t want to make any spoilers, but Katherine and Elizabeth Corr have such a clever way of wrapping things up, and making the past and present come together. The Witch’s Blood is filled with unexpected twists and turns, adventure, emotions that are running high and unconditional love.
All in all, The Witch’s Kiss Trilogy is an enchanting YA series, with magic, adventure, love, evil wizards and old curses wrapped up in an amazing reading experience that I highly recommend!
Find out more about the book and the authors here: The Corr Sisters