Mini Review: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

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Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood

Publication Date: February 7th 2012
Details: Hardcover, 330 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
ISBN: 9780399257452
Source: I bought it.

Jessica Spotswood
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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.


I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I enjoyed it and want to read the next one, but at the same time it just didn’t pull me in. I’m not sure why that is. It has a good plot and is well written, so I’m thinking that it must have been the characters. I just didn’t find them that interesting.

Hopefully the next book, Star Cursed, will be better.

2 out of 5 stars


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