Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Friday January 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm |

bornwicked-jsPublisher: Speak
Published: January 8, 2013
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 330
Form: Paperback
Series: The Cahill Witch Chronicles (1)
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BLESSED WITH A GIFT,
CURSED WITH A SECRET

THREE exceptional sisters,
TWO dangerous choices,
ONE terrible secret…

And not a single person they can trust.

The Cahill witches aren’t safe…
not even from each other.

My Thoughts

I’m really not sure what I expected when reading this book, but I liked it a whole lot more than I anticipated.  Cate, Maura, and Tess are witches living in the time when ‘The Brotherhood’ is in power and witches are hunted and condemned to death or captivity.  None so much as a witch who can do mind magic, a rare, yet powerful gift.  After the death of Cate’s mother, she is tasked with looking out for and protecting her younger sisters Maura and Tess.  So far this consists of limiting their magic and keeping them from social engagements.

But Maura and Tess long to let their powers run free and crave the companionship of other girls their age and get to experience this when their father is finally convinced to hire them a governess.  The governess oversees their entrance into society, new wardrobes, and teaching them all that a young woman should know to be able to choose marriage or ‘The Sisterhood’ upon turning 17.  But soon, Cate begins to suspect their governess is more than she seems and is not only there to guide them into society, but has some ulterior motive.

What ensues is Cate discovering a prophecy that might well involve her and her sisters and a burgeoning love between her and the new gardener Finn.  As Cate uncovers more truth, her plans to protect her sisters unravel and she finds herself in an impossible position.

This book left me wanting to pick up the next in the series immediately.   While I wished she would have taken time to actually know and understand her sisters better, I did love the relationship she developed with the gardener Finn.  But, in classic cliffhanger fashion, Born Wicked was left with so many unresolved issues which makes me anxious to get into the next book.  Overall, I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to completing the entire series.  I just hope the other two books are as interesting as this one.

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