Title: Born Wicked
Author: Jessica Spotswood
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.
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!
Purchase or Check Out? Purchase! Purchase! PURCHASE!
Would I read it again?: Yes!