Thursday, March 29, 2012

Born Wicked Review

330 pages

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.

I literally could not put this book down. It was like a mix of historical, dystopian, with some supernatural aspects all in one. I love books that have magic in them and this one is no exception. The society is one where being a witch is forbidden as is being a woman who is too interested in education, books, etc. It wasn't always that way but the Brotherhood took over and now rule with an iron fist. Women have to either get married by 17 or join the Sisterhood. Cate is the main character and she is a strong heroine who will do any and everything to protect her sisters. I loved that the author created two likable suitors for her that were hard to choose between. I also appreciate that even though the romance was an important factor of this novel, it didn't overshadow everything else. This book ended with a bit of a cliffhanger and shocker that left me wondering what will happen next. I will definitely read the next book in this series when it comes out and I also recommend this novel to anyone who likes books full with magic that are also reminiscent of historical fiction novels.


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