Sunday, 29 September 2013

Born Wicked- Jessica Spotswood

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Published: Feb 7, 2012
330 pages
Goodreads page

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.

This book is about a girl named Cate, who after her mother passed away had to take on the responsibility of running the house and looking after her sisters all while keeping hidden that herself and her sisters are witches. Anybody found as a witch gets sent away and Cate must protect herself and her sisters from detection.
I liked the premise of this story, but the execution wasn't done so well. I found that the story was quite slow and it really just took me forever to get through. There wasn't enough happening to keep me interested and i was bored through a lot of it.
I like Cate's character i think shes really strong and i love how passionate she is about her sisters. 
I also like reading about the way things where back then, how women were barely educated and expected to serve their husbands. That era really fascinates me but it wasn't enough to make the book entertaining for me.
I'm kind of interested to see what happens in the next book because the end didn't go the way i thought it would but i don't have high hopes for this series, its a little flat for me.

Three stars

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