Published: February 7, 2012
Page Count: 330 pages
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 six months 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 stars 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.
Grab a bowl. Add a great writing style that reminds you of classic Jane Austen. Dash in their some unique and developed characters. And add a pinch of magic to it. What do you get? You get BORN WICKED.
BORN WICKED is magical. When I started off on just the first page, I was sucked into the world -- right then and there. The story dragged me and kept me up all night reading to find out what would happen to Cate. I think what really hooked me into the story was Spotswood's incredible writing style. It reminded me of Jane Austen, but she puts a unique and quirky spin on it that just really shined throughout the entire novel.
Jessica Spotswood has created great characters, and you feel emotions for them. With everything that's been put on Cate's shoulders, I felt bad and cringed every time something else would happen to her. It takes a lot of work to make me feel that way about a book, and Jessica Spotswood sure did deliver with this one.
And the magic that happens throughout the book is so much fun to read about. At the very first, we find out that Cate's younger sister can change the seasons. The way that Spotswood incorporated magic and spells and romance in the book just really made me feel in awe, and I cannot wait for the rest of the Cahill Witch Chronicles!
I highly recommend you go and read BORN WICKED!