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Monday, August 22

Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

September 12th 2011, Houghton Mifflin Books
314 pages, E-galley
Young Adult

Princess Wisdom, known as Dizzy, longs for a life of adventure far beyond the staid old kingdom of Montagne.

Tips, a soldier, longs to keep his true life secret from his family.
Fortitude, an orphaned maid, longs only for Tips.

These three passionate souls might just attain their dreams while preserving Montagne from certain destruction, if only they can tolerate each other long enough to come up with a plan. Tough to save the world when you can't even be in the same room together.

Magic, cunning, and one very special cat join forces in this hilarious, extraordinary tale by the author of Dairy Queen and Princess Ben. An incredibly creative tale told with diaries, memoirs, encyclopedia entries, letters, biographies, even a stage play, all woven together into a grand adventure.


Wisdom’s Kiss is one of the most unique books I’ve ever read and matched with it’s charming voice make it one of my favorite reads. There were some plot issues that annoyed me, but over all I loved this book.

You can learn to appreciate classic works with a with a mfa degree in English Literature.

This was a book written through encyclopedia entries, letters, a memoir, and a diary. There are multiple POV’s that all are integral to the story. This can get confusing at times, but since each have their own voice once you have all of characters down it is no longer confusing.

Trudy, Fortitude, was my favorite character as she was the most endearing. Trudy has the gift of precognition which has helped her save people from a early age.

Dizzy character arch is the most dramatic. When we meet her she is superficial and more than a little bit spoiled. She grows up a lot throughout the story.

If I ever have a boy I want him to be just like Tips. He is the most quintessential boy character. Adventurous, mischievous balanced with a great heart makes him a great character.

The grandmother and her cat are my two favorite secondary characters. That cat is one of the funniest I’ve ever read about. The grandmother is snarky and so down to earth. Dizzy drives her nuts which I find even more endearing to her.

The plot gets slow at times, but this made up for with great characterization. I will be buying this book when it comes out. In my mind it is an instant classic that should be read by mothers to their small children. In my mind it’s more of a new fairytale.



  1. I hadn't heard of this one before but it sounds completely unique and totally awesome!  Great review!

  2. So glad to hear you liked this one!! :D Have you read Princess Ben? There was some stuff in that book I didn't love, but for the most part I really enjoyed it, and I'm hoping that this one has the same fun feel to it as that one did. :)