Book Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

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Elaborate dresses and tea parties, dangerous magic and of course forbidden love - BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood was fun and an addicting read!

 
 Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood Book Cover

Summary


Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word... especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren’t safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other. 

Book Details


Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1)
by Jessica Spotswood
Published on January 25th 2012
Young Adult, Fantasy. Witches
by Putnam Juvenile
Hardcover, 330 pages

 

 

My Review

Cate and her sisters are hiding a secret: they're Witches. Cate must keep her sisters safe and their magick hidden from the dangerous priest of the Brotherhood all the while trying to decide if she should enter into marriage or join the mysterious sisterhood.

After finding her mother's journal and discovering a terrible secret, Cate must search for answers before it is too late for her and her sisters.

Suddenly Cate is thrust into the world of Finn Belastra while researching banned books in his family bookstore. Beginning to have feelings for Finn, Cate feels conflicted about their forbidden romance and her feelings towards a childhood friend, whom she hope to marry one day.

No matter how safe and beautiful it is, a cage is still a cage.
— Jessica Spotswood, Born Wicked

Cate must learn how to deal with the new responsibilities of her and her sister's growing magical abilities, while juggling tea parties, rebellious girlfriends, and a possible love triangle. She must keep one step ahead of the dangerous Brotherhood while trying to figure what secrets the Sisterhood is really keeping from her.

I feel us tilting toward each other like trees in a strong breeze. I’ve been craving the sight of him for days, but now it’s not enough. I’m not sure who moves first. The inches between us are erased until I’m in his arms and my mouth finds his.
— Jessica Spotswood, Born Wicked

Cate must learn how to deal with the new responsibilities of her and her sister's growing magical abilities, while juggling tea parties, rebellious girlfriends, and a possible love triangle. She must keep one step ahead of the dangerous Brotherhood while trying to figure what secrets the Sisterhood is really keeping from her.

I really enjoyed BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood and liked her alternate version of a early 20th century, New England society. I loved its wonderful details and descriptions it. The elaborate dresses and tea parties, her mysterious friends, dangerous magic and of course forbidden love.