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.
The cover on this book is gorgeous, no? When I started into Born Wicked I didn’t think I was going to like it because of the way that it dragged. I was trudging through page after page until something happened and clicked and I started to really get into the story and soon I couldn’t stop reading. If that click didn’t happen, I don’t think I would have finished the novel.
Cate’s determination to keep her sister’s safe never falters in the book, and the itching to learn about her mother’s past and more about her witch powers is engrossing, besides the romance of course. The little love triangle is something that I’m able to shove aside because Cate is a fabulous and strong character who is able to decided where her hear should go in the end and that makes up for the pet peeve the cursed shape brings out within me. I happen to be team Finn by the by.