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The Witch’s Tears

(The Witch's Kiss #2)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  71 reviews
Can true love's kiss break your heart...?

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
Paperback, 412 pages
Published January 26th 2017 by Walker Books (first published January 2017)
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Katharine Corr The last book (which will have ALL the answers) is out next March - The Witch's Blood. :)
Katharine Corr No! The last book - The Witch's Blood - will be published by HarperCollins next March. :)
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rachel ☾
Sep 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
#1) The Witch's Kiss

The Witch’s Tears was disappointing. It was a complete filler story; nothing happened and anything which did happen did not warrant being made into an entire sequel. Its 400+ pages could have easily been reduced by half. The first book at least incorporated a dual timeline and had a clear end goal. The Witch’s Tears had no direction or clear-cut plot, relying on romantic drama to push it along. It was predictable and trope-ridden. It definitely should have remained a
Whispering Stories
The Witch’s Tears, is the sequel to, The Witch’s Kiss, which I reviewed earlier in the year. With a lot of sequels, the book never seems to live up to the first one, but there are always exceptions, and this is one of them.

The book starts off three months after where The Witch’s Kiss left off. It’s the school holidays, and with their grief still strong after what happened in book one, Merry and Leo need one another to get though this tough time.

When their grandmother, and leader of the coven
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As far as sequels go, I really, REALLY liked this one! I loved how much we got to read about Merry learning about her powers and how to control them. Normally, that's a part of magical fantasies that I feel gets skimmed over and to me it's the most interesting part!

Whenever I read about witches, I'm always skeptical about newcomers and it's always for good reason. Both Leo and Merry had new love interests in this book and I was constantly battling with who was going to not be who they said they
Patty (IheartYA)
Dragged on a bit but good overall. On to the third book!
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Book Review
Title: The Witch's Tears
Author: Katharine Corr & Elizabeth Corr
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Paranormal
Rating: ***
Review: So, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Witch’s Tears and the Witch’s Kiss ended smoothly with minimal loose ends so, I didn’t know what to expect from this book although there were a few things that I wanted to happen. This novel takes place almost three months after the events of the first book and it has had lasting effects on both Leo and Merry driving a huge wedge
Suze Lavender
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Merry has defeated a powerful wizard, but the coven she's a member of treats her with distrust. She has to learn how to use magic by abiding to their rules, using their ways of spell casting, when she's finally allowed to actually perform something, and learning plenty of theory. This isn't how Merry feels she should practice her magic, but as it's the way her coven wants it she has no choice but to agree. After losing the boy she loves pretending to be a normal teenager while also being trained ...more
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
The Witch’s Tears by sisters Katharine and Elizabeth Corr is another spectacular book written by the two. This is the second book in their series. A must read should be The Witch’s Kiss, the first book in the series and the beginning of the story. You can read my review for the first book right here.
The second book of the series, picks up right where the first one finishes and carries on the rollercoaster of a story that is The Witch’s Tears. The second book follows Merry and her brother Leo
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Witches Tears is an incredible story of witches, age old curses, and forbidden love. The Witch’s Kiss sets a very high standard, and the sequel totally knocks it out of the park, with heart break, fights, and it’s considerably darker than the first book, which makes it all the more awesome.

Merry is still a very unusual witch, having to deal with the events of the first book, and is struggling with the rules and work of being part of a coven, but still the other
Kirsty Stanley
4.5 stars. You can't leave it there!!!
Ivayla Nedelcheva
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am pretty surprised with this book. Honestly after the first one I was really wondering if I should continue reading the saga, but I'm glad I did.
The sotry takes part 3 months after Marry defeats a powerful wizard and now struges with the distrust and fear of the witches f her coven. I like the way the autors show the support she gets from her Gran and Mom after what we saw in the first book. The detachment of her brother was a bit of a surprise. I really whought they were going to bond even
I thought I'd picked up a fantasy trilogy but it didn't seem like it with this book. While well-written, I feel like this installment didn't really add much to the overall story and maybe The Witch's Kiss is better as a standalone. However, seeing as I've already got book 3 I will see the series through.
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it

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
Odette Brethouwer
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gesigneerd, inbezit, 2017
I absolutely freaking loved this! I loved the first book, The Witch's Kiss, and I'm so glad the writers kept on doing their amazing job, no second book syndrome here!

The main character is just as kick-ass as in book 1, there is A LOT of girlpower in this book. But at the same time,it is very easy to relate to Merry because she does little stuff like tapping her leg with her phone while thinking about what to type in a text. And her whole attitude towards, well everything, is quite similar to
Beth Knight
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
solid follow up to The Witches Kiss, it felt much slower than the first book much more winding with a lot of teenage sulking. hopefully the 3rd book ramps up the danger and the tension.
Aug 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Sometimes you wake up and are like: "No, I don't feel like reading the book I had planned, I want to read another book!" and that's exactly what happened to me yesterday. I woke up and wanted to read this book and who am I to not listen to my gut feeling? Exactly! And so yesterday evening, after the prologue of the Vuelta was done, I picked this book up and started reading.

This book reads just as fast and easily as the first book. The writing style is really nice and flowing and the book does
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I only finished this book the other day, and I have to say I was really happy with this addition to the series. After the first book, I was really wondering how Merry's story was going to evolve and how she would recover from the repercussions of some of the scenarios that took place. I was really happy to find that Merry struggled with had happened before. Not to say that I enjoyed her suffering but I liked that it was realistic, that she had to take time to recover from the past events like a ...more
Dec 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy via Net Galley.

This was a great sequel to The Witch's Kiss. I was a bit worried at the start as it took me awhile to get into but it soon picked up.

In this book, Merry's Gran is kidnapped and the majority of the book is spent trying to find her. The coven decides that Merry can't help so Merry does some investigative work by herself. We are introduced to some new characters in this book Finn who is a wizard and is trying to help his brother who is under some sort of spell. We
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The Witch's Tears is the sequel and this book focuses on Merry learning and failing still how to manage her magic and finally get it to work right for her.

We also see the arrival of some new male characters, Leo's new love interest, Ronan, whom steps in to stop Simon beating up Leo after he's come out as gay. Then we meet Finn whom ends up trapped in a protective spell cast on Merry and Leo's Grans home after she has disappeared mysteriously and so the main aim of the book is to find their Gran
I received a free advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Witch's Tears is book 2 in the series.

I was really excited to read this book as I thoroughly enjoyed the first one! I liked the magic but wasn't too happy with the brother-sister relationship that was shown in this book. There was a lot of action towards the end which felt like it wasn't enough, but the huge cliffhanger at the end left me wanting more..!
Final rating: 4/5 stars

The Witch’s Tears is an amazing sequel to the Witch’s kiss which leaves you wanting more!
It introduces some new characters that have not only have an interesting roles in the story but also give the story more depth.
Also, the plot itself, in my opinion, was better constructed; more things were going on and it felt more as a whole story.
It has great twists and turns but not too many, just enough to fully enjoy the story and...


For a
Lisa Marie Gabriel
I hated the characters (sorry) but I loved the story and I HAVE to read the next instalment so it sounds like a successful book to me. (I don't feel the need to read book one but this one ends on a real cliffhanger). Recommended for younger readers, who probably won't be turned off by teenage tantrums from nosy, aggressive girls and don't mind unimaginative, bossy adults who screw everything up, but WILL enjoy a good witchy yarn.
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was just as good as the first one The Witch's Kiss.

The ending though! I warn you guys there is a cliffhanger!!! I'm so excited for the next book because I need to know what happens
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit more interesting than the first! Not quite 5 stars, but definitely 4.5 stars!

Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
The ending!!!!!! These books need so much more recognition, so many more people need to read them!! All I have to say. (Oh and I loved Finn). Px
Arkham Reviews
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
The Witch's Tears noticeably improved on the first instalment of the series, and in doing so resolved a lot of issues that I had with the first book. This book allows the reader to get a bit more of a feel for how magic works in this world, showing the complexity of "official" spells and glimpses into Witch culture. The coven slowly starts to seem less desirable this time as we are show both its strengths and weaknesses - a supportive all-female society that welcomes witches so long as they ...more
Annie Woods
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Whitney Morris
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With the way the first book ended and it just being a book i liked rather than loved. I didn't run out to read this. After reading a few anticipated realises I came became to the world of Merry and Leo and im glad I did as I loved this book.

My want for more from Leo's perspective was not granted. We actually get less from his point of view. However I didn't find Merry as annoying in this book as the first. Dealing with the aftermath of what happened in the first book their is a rift between Leo
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading The Witch’s Kiss, I knew that I had to jump into the next book immediately, and thankfully I was smart enough to buy the whole series because I was that sure I’d love it.

The Witch’s Kiss takes place shortly after the events of the previous book and the emotions are still raw. Merry and her brother, Leo, become divided as they try to process what happened: Merry is embracing her powers and getting trained by the coven and her Grandma, while Leo – who has become resentful of witches
Judith Moore
Full (series) review up on my blog:

Second novels are hard, especially when you’re building on quite a solid ending, by which I mean The Witch’s Kiss has quite a finite ending, this could easily have been a standalone rather than a trilogy. So it takes this book a little while to build momentum, you have to re-establish what ‘normal’ is for Merry and Leo at this point in order to shake things up again.

Leo was always my favourite character (and I think he
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