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Tiana Smith

Some of my many talents include making a mean box of Mac & Cheese, drawing stick figures, designing cute blog templates, and finding Waldo. I read and write MG and YA & I have a soft spot for love stories.

Wisdom's Kiss: A Thrilling and Romantic Adventure, Incorporating Magic, Villany, and a Cat

Wisdom's Kiss - Catherine Gilbert Murdock There were too many different points of view, in my opinion. (8! Probably about 7 too many.) It was confusing, especially in the beginning when I didn't know all of the different characters. I think the ones that were written as a play were the biggest culprit of this confusion. When the first "play" came about, I thought that it must be depicting events well into the past since it was written about a past event. But, the plays are in line (chronologically) with everything else, so everything unfolds in chronological order (yes, the other points of view are "in the past" too, but as the plays were written accounts, rather than verbal re-tellings, it just got me all kinds of confused. I'm not even sure if that makes sense - if it sounds confusing to you, then the book will probably be confusing as well. Of course, everything is all pulled together in the end, and it all makes sense, but by that point, I found that I didn't really care a whole lot. On the positive side, this book had a really fun tone. I liked the character portrayals, but am still kind of on the fence about how all the various love stories wrapped up. It was a humorous read, but definitely required some brain power.