Author: Jessica Spotswood
Publication Date: February 7, 2012
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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.
Cate Cahill is our main character in Born Wicked. Oh, Cate. What a girl she was! It took me awhile to get warmed up to Cate but one I did I really enjoyed her character. Cate will do anything to protect her younger sisters, Maura and Tess. I could understand Cates feelings of protectiveness towards her sisters but it wasn't a full understanding. (possibly because I don't have any siblings of my one.) But still, this was an admirable trait. But other than that her character was so much fun!
I loved Cate's sisters! Both Maura and Tess can be such sweet girls but at the same time really scary. I'm not sure if I trust either one. They made great characters, though.
The plot of Born Wicked was fabulous! There is never a dull moment and if something huge and revealing wasn't going on, we were learning about Cate's crazy world. And about witches and magic. I definitely loved that!
I don't think that I can end this review without touching on the romance. Can I just say that I love Finn, a love interest. He definitely earns a happy sigh from me. He's a bookworm and a sweetheart to boot!
Born Wicked is such a fun book. I was drawn in by the promise of witches and magic but I stayed because of the characters, main and supporting. Especially Finn.
Rating: 4.5ish stars