Born Wicked: The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book One

Jessica Spotswood
Blessed with a gift...cursed with a secret. 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.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2017-12-07
Initial Impressions:If I gave books quarter ratings, I think this would get a 4.25 - It was better than 4 stars but 4.5 stars are close to completely wowed. I really, really enjoyed it but I don't think it quite had a wow factor for me. I was waiting for it to take off just a liiiittle bit more but it was such a great story.
I like that the witchcraft wasn't really sinister or the matter of evil magic vs good magic. It was more the Brother deeming magic as evil - end of story - and the Cahill sisters having to hide it.
There were some good twists, a sweet romance, and I can't wait see where the next books take us.

Full Review: 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.
2.5 to 3 stars - Full review to come.
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