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Born Wicked

Spotswood, Jessica

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Born Wicked
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In an alternate New England of 1900, where the Brotherhood dominates and controls society, sixteen-year-old Cate Cahill has struggled since her mother's death to keep secret that she and her younger sisters are witches, but when a governess arrives from the Sisterhood, everything changes.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2012
ISBN: 9780399257452
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: 330 p. ; 22 cm.


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Great start to a series, awesome characters and a great plot to start, I can't wait to see how this series continues to develop.

Jul 08, 2014
  • Pinkirishrose rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a great book! It's about 3 sisters who are witches in a society ruled by the Brotherhood. Women are considered lesser than men and witches are considered to be evil. Before the last Terror, the oracle gave a prophecy saying that 3 sisters will either cause a second Terror or cause the witches to rise again. There isn't a lot of action in the book, but I don't think that took away from the story at all. If you prefer more action, you probably wouldn't like this book, but it's still a great story. I'm really looking forward to reading the next one!

Aug 23, 2013
  • izzyb14 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good story, not that exciting though. I wish more had happened, but I guess I'll have to wait for the sequel (which hopefully has more action).


Dec 19, 2012
  • mbssmith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a very interesting book, however in my opinion there have been better fantasy novels. Oh, but the last few chapters, heartbreaking!

Jul 19, 2012
  • catbluecurious rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked the story line. I thought she could of developed the characters more because I would want to know more about Finn and his past. I think the romantic scenes between Cate and her man were awesome! I just would of like more romance in this novel. I can't wait to see what happens between Cate, sisterhood, Brotherhood, Finn and everyone else. The beginning was good but the ending was awesome and it became more addicitive as the story grew. This is a novel I would read again. Great Story :)

Jul 11, 2012
  • hollyheartsYA rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Born Wicked is the first book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles by Jessica Spotswood. An alternate history of witches in New England + magic + great romance = my kind of book! First off, I loved the design of this book. The cover is gorgeous plus the first page of every chapter is inset in a lovely border reminescent of the flowers and garden that are a big part of this book. Cate Cahill is a great character. She's smart and tough which are traits she needs to stand up against the Brotherhood AND the Sisterhood. She loves her sisters and will do anything to protect them, even deny her own heart's desire. All the supporting characters round out the story very well. I liked how the story unfolds, it was definitely plotted very well and never lagged (as evidence that I read this book in one sitting), and I loved all the surprises that came along, plot twists if you will. The romance was delicious and I thought just the right amount for a YA novel. The end wasn't nearly as much as a cliffhanger as I thought it would be, which is nice since there's another year before book 2 comes out. I am super excited though to see what unfolds in the next part of Cate's journey. I highly recommend Born Wicked!

Apr 29, 2012
  • pinkxgurl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I'm pretty excited to see what happens next. It definitely keeps my heart pumping:

Mar 25, 2012
  • shaikhk rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OH MY GOSH THIS WAS AN AMAZING BOOK!!! I fell in love with all the characters especially Finn! This is A GREAT BOOK, i would recommend it to all the young adults out there! I hope there is a second novel, because I do not know what is going to happen next. The ending makes me want more answers and a happy ending, for Cate and her lover, her sisters and everybody else. Such a good book! :D


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Jun 25, 2012
  • catbluecurious rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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