Sunday, July 1, 2012

*REVIEW* Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

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.

  Witches...  The one paranormal that I love in theory but tend to feel a little shorted when it comes to reading about them.  I want to love the books I read about them but always find that either the the stereotypes are too much or more importantly the main character falls short for me.  This book was the best exception I have ever picked up.  Jessica Spotswood created both an interesting realistic world and a main character that I totally love!

  Cate is so high strung.  I know that seems like a strange way to start a description but it was the first thing that came to mind and to be honest I can't blame her for being that way.  In a world where one wrong step can have you labelled as a witch, tried and sent away she is trying to keep not only herself a secret but her two sisters a secret as well.  Yup, I would be a little fraked out about everything as well.  Then you add the fact that she has to choose between marrying and becoming part of the Sisterhood, I was surprised she didn't break right down.  She is strong though and will do whatever it takes to keep her sisters safe.  

  There are many things that Cate has to over come in the book.  The biggest one being the choice between marrying and becoming a sister.  The choices for marriage aren't exactly diverse.  To be honest  the one person everyone considers to start drove me nuts from the start.  Paul was exactly what drives me nuts most in a guy.  He was cocky and so sure that he would get what he wanted that he couldn't see anything outside of his wants.  I did however manage to feel bad for him at times because despite his secure outside there is a need to be accepted by Cate.  Then there is Finn.  He isn't really an option being below Cate but oh boy is he awesome.  He is smart, protective and one of those all around good guys.  He is the one that you smile about while reading.

  The book keeps a steady pace and has a great story.  The world building was clear and I found some aspects almost eerie.  Sportswood created something special and interesting that had me interested from start to finish.  I will admit that the finish had me gripping the book a little harder than normal and rereading the last couple pages to make sure that I read it right.  I can't wait to get my hands on book #2!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this one yet, because I have heard that the end of it is a pretty harsh cliffhanger. BUT it is definitely on my list. First of all, I fell hard for that amazing cover! Second of all I think it is going to be great when I finally get to it. Thanks for the review!


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