The Witch’s Tears is the second book in the cute YA trilogy about sixteeen-year-old Merry, who is trying to be a normal teenager, while also being a witch and the problems that comes with that. The book starts off three months after where The Witch’s Kiss left off, with Merry and Leo still grieving what happened in the first book.
This second book is much darker and sadder than the first one. It’s also my favorite book in the series. I love how the story evolves, creating an intricate weave of dual times (modern and Anglo-Saxon) and deepening the characters. The plot felt more in-depth than the first, and there was even more action and magic in this book. When Merry’s and Leo’s grandmother, and leader of the coven mysteriously vanishes, the two of them must team up to get her back. Which is not an easy task, with Merry still being untrained and inexperienced when it comes to her witch craft, and with the coven distrusting her. And on top of that, Leo is still being consumed by his grief.
Oh, poor Leo! It was painful to see him suffer so much in this book. Really painful. Especially in the parts where he thought that he’d found someone else to love, but you as a reader can feel it in your guts that it will not end well… But still, I love that Leo got to be a bigger part of the story and the extra layers of depth that was added to his personality. He’s definitely my favorite book-brother of all times!
Just like the first book, this book is so well-written and full of action that you can’t stop yourself from flying through the pages. I was so eager and nervous to find out what would happen to the characters and how they would survive all dangerous situation they ended up in that I read this in one sitting. The suspense if they would succeed in finding the grandmother and if the newcomers Ronan and Finn were to be trusted, was killing me!
This is an enchanting YA series that I highly recommend! It is full with magic, adventure, love, evil wizards and old curses wrapped up in an amazing reading experience.
Find out more about the book and the authors here: The Corr Sisters