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Finn is pretty cool and he and Cate are cute together. I love that book!

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

Please provide an email address. If you are looking for standout YA that elevate the genre, though, it may be best not to have too high expectations for this book. The Brotherhood came of power.

Jessica Spotswood has such gorgeous prose. This will definitely appeal to certain types of readers, but it’s really not for me. I didn’t like how she led on Cate sister, Maura because I actually liked Maura, even though she does and says some questionable things too but I understand it.

Born Wicked – Jessica Spotswood

Mar 16, Krystle rated it did not like it Shelves: Cate does not want to join them. Jessica Spotswood created an extremely sporswood relationship between these sisters. Or put to death. I seriously loved this book, and had a hard time putting it down, constantly wanting to return to it.

I didn’t mind that.

The mother There where many things I wondered when it came to the mother. It is a bit of a cliffhanger and it made me want to wish for the next book to be published really, really soon.

Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for spotwwood own good. View all 15 comments. I tried spotzwood hard to finish this book but after chapter five this became an exercise in withstanding torture. Abandoned by their father and with their mother dead, Cate and her sisters are developing a reputation in the town for being bluestockings. Because Cate, as you waffle and wibble about true love and all the sacrifices you are making, you are being forced to make, there are other girls, some even the ages of your own sisters, who are being killed, yes Cate, that means not alive anymore, while you bemoan the fact that you have to actually think beyond yourself.


And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave.

Aug 17, April rated it really liked it Shelves: So when her father hires a Governess, on the word of their nosy neighbour, to help transform the girls into ladies fit for society, Cate is more than a little apprehensive. The Cahill Witch Chronicles 1.

Born Wicked

Mar 16, Qicked rated it liked it Shelves: Moreover they are witches and spktswood have to hide their abilities because the ruling Brotherhood is hunting witches down. Contrary to the fucking summary, year-old Cate Cahill isn’t “too pretty. So the alternate history and some of the other aspects were a total surprise.

The job of women is to serve the husband and not have her own opinion. Into the Still Blue. She should’ve let them practice more magic in case the brotherhood would come for them.

Cate must protect her sisters at all costs, and as more secrets from her mother and godmother’s past start to unravel, everything is going to change for the worse. But well, she had to decide between Paul and Finn. Here we have a case of a completely needless love triangle. In a few m I met the author and got a copy signed. You submitted the following rating and review. My Life Next Door. Except witches and magic are actually real though quite rare, so we’re toldand if they’re caught, the Brotherhood will sentence them to hard labour or an insane asylum.

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Feb 07, Pages Young Adult Buy. Cate Cahill and her two sisters, Maura and Tess, live in an alternate history s New England, where a religious order called the Brotherhood extrapolates the Salem witch trial era.

I also loved the family relationship between Cate, Maura, and Tess: No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! His arrival is heralded with a lot of fanfare and anticipation and I thought I’d hold your hand and squeal as your heart palpitated.


I actually admire them more than I admire you. Will she be marrying her childhood sweetheart, Paul Who iwcked perfectly nice but if you have a thing for him, why the heck do you lead on Paul? No one stands out.

wicmed It’s actually an altern Born Wicked was a perfect example of a book that has both good as bad qualities to it. I’m so relieved I can read the sequel straight away! Read the rest of my review here. The Cahill sisters are witches who must practice their witchcraft in secret, and they hate it. Looking past the lovely cover, the first thing I noticed was first-person present tense. She is a girl who is forced to grow old before her time. 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.

She’s really sweet and genuine, and sounds a lot like me.