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Reviews of Wisdom’s Kiss


  1. Richly developed characters, humor, exciting plot twists, and, of course, magic combine to craft a . . . witty, whimsical fantasy. Exceptional!”

  2. -School Library Journal (starred review)


  1. “Packed with double entendres, humorous dialogue and situations, and a black cat that will capture the reader’s imagination, this is a joyful, timeless fantasy that teens will savor.”

- Booklist (starred review)


  1. “The deft craftsmanship of each section develops character and elegantly marries form and substance.”

- Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)


“The plot unfolds briskly with panache and humor, braiding imperial ambition and marriages of convenience with true love and longing.”

- Kirkus


“[Murdock] gleefully turns tradition on its head . . . a rollicking and witty tale.”

- Horn Book


“Delightful, engaging, captivating.”

- Long and Short of It


It moves along at breakneck pace, has unforgettable characters, and a cat who deserves a spin-off. . . . Brilliant!”

- Anthony John


“If I’d read it when I was nine or ten, I’d have fallen madly in love with it and forced it upon everyone I knew.”

- Stella Matutina


I highly recommend this book for girls who crave for humourous adventure and a little bit of a fairy tale with a happily ever after.”

- Over a Cuppa Tea


“In a word, fantastic.”

- Librarian Pirate


“This is a clean read, suitable for younger readers, but clever and sophisticated enough to entertain older readers.”

- YA? Why Not


Delightful, engaging, captivating.”

  1. -Long and Short Reviews


“"Packed with double entendres, humorous dialogue and situations, and a black cat that will capture the reader’s imagination, this is a joyful, timeless fantasy that teens will savor."

- Amy @ Bellevue


“Each voice is so distinct and so different and does so much to illuminate each character.”

- Ms. Martin Teaches Media


“Exciting, heartbreaking and romantic at the same time.”

  1. -Creative Madness


“Readers looking for the same, only different, will be delighted with this new YA fairy tale by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.”

- Shelf Awareness


“Best of all . . . it's HILARIOUS.”

- Word Thief

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- Hannah, 12