2.20.2012

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood


Title: Born Wicked
Author: Jessica Spotswood
Pages: 330
Release: February 7th, 2012

Synopsis:(from Goodreads) 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.

My Thoughts:
Oh, where do I begin with this one? I guess I could start by saying I LOVED IT! There has been this hole in my heart that was left there when Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle Trilogy finished. Well, Born Wicked has all of the elements that Gemma Doyle had that made me love it so much without seeming like an imitation knock-off.

The story reminds me a lot of Salem Witch Trials, but in a different era. I think it’s such a fantastic concept to turn into a book. Oh, and on top of that, the whole story with the three sisters who are all witches, forced to hide their abilities from everyone, including their family, was just too good!
I found the characters to all have well-developed personalities, and even a few characters might surprise you along the way. I will say, when you love a character in this book (such as, Finn, the gardener) you will LOVE them, but when you hate a character (such as, Elena, the governess), you might be a little conflicted with your feelings! I also will warn you that at the end, I shed a couple tears, so if you are prone to getting emotional with books, you might want to keep your Kleenex box handy.
I do hope you all will take the chance to read this book. It is one of those books I hate to be finished with and I can’t wait for more from Jessica Spotswood or the Cahill sisters!

In Short:
Rating: 5/5
Purchase or Check Out? Purchase! Purchase! PURCHASE!
Would I read it again?: Yes!


10 comments:

  1. Such high praise-- now I have to read it!

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    1. Oh yes, please do! It was fantastic!

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  2. Wow!! I've heard so many awesome reviews about this one!
    Lovely, lovely blog, by the way! it seems like you just started this blog in Feb. (so did I XD) and it's so nice to see someone who's a bit newer to this wonderful world as well ^^ I look forward to reading your future reviews!!

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    1. Thank you (for both the comment and the compliment)! I did just start, about two weeks ago actually! I agree, it’s great to see other bloggers who started at the same time. Thanks for the follow! :)

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  3. Your review literally made me incredibly excited to read this book! I just got it recently, but I cannot wait to dive in. I bet I'm going to gush about it too! (And I think I already said this, but I LOVE your blog design. It's adorable!)

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    1. Great! That’s what I was going for! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it, as well!
      and thanks so much for the compliment on the design! IceyDesigns is a fantastic place to get a blog design, I highly recommend her. :)

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  4. Hmm, I'm usually not a fan of these sorts of books, but maybe I'll give it a try. Thanks for the review!

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    1. I think if you weren’t big into the historical sub-genre already you might have a little trouble getting into it at first, but if you could push past that and get to the really good stuff, you’d be hooked! :)

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  5. I've only heard good things about this book--I must read it!

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  6. Amazing review! I haven't got the chance to read this book yet, but your review make me wish that I have this book in my hand now! I'm so glad that you like this book, Darlene! <3

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