Monday, April 23, 2012
Book Review ~ Born Wicked
by Jessica Spotwood
published by Putnam Juvenile
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.
My Thoughts: I was concerned at first that this was going to be like another book with sister witches trying to stay in hiding. The concern didn't last long.
I liked both Cate and Tessa, Maura was a bit annoying but it fit with her character.
I wasn't as interested in the romance. The lackluster love triangle was just flat. While both guys were interesting and had possibilities, it was obvious which guy Cate was going to end up with.
What kept me reading was the brother/sisterhoods and the prophecy. I found the sisters to be more evil and manipulative than the brothers. I look forward to seeing which sister is truly the strongest and if all make it to the end of the series.