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Posted February 25, 2012
Was given this book as a gift, as it is not one I would have typically chosen myself - and I'm so glad I read it!
Excellent storyline and expertly written. I grew to love the characters and I never wanted to put this book down.
This is book 1 of a trilogy and I'm bummed I have to wait to start the next book.
Never heard of this author before but she sure has my attention now.
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Posted February 29, 2012
I decided to read Born Wicked at the insistence of a fellow blogger. I am SO glad I let her talk me into reading the book. I love novels about witches, and this one was just fantastic.
The story centers around a young girl named Cate, and her two sisters, who are witches. Witches are absolutely forbidden by the Brotherhood. When caught, most are either put to death, sentenced to a prison ship, or put into an institution. Because of this, Cate must keep herself and her sister’s safe at all cost, and from everyone.
Poor Cate; she had so many responsibilities and at such a young age. I definitely sympathized with the choices that she was forced to make, and with such heavy burdens heaped on her shoulders. But I found her to be a very strong character, and I really enjoyed reading about her. I found the sisters, Maura and Tess to be quite likeable as well, although Maura not quite as much as Tess. Tess was awesome!
Cate has two love interests in the story; Paul and Finn. I adore the relationship between Finn and Cate. Finn was such a very interesting character; I thought that he and Cate made such a great pair. I loved that he was willing to do whatever he had to do to keep Cate safe. I love Finn! Paul on the other hand, seemed a bit sneaky to me. I know he had to be up to something, but I couldn’t put my finger on what.
The Brotherhood sounds like an absolutely horrible association. Just reading about them gave me the creeps, and I held my breath hoping that they wouldn’t catch on to the girl’s secrets. The Sisterhood, which is an affiliation with the Brotherhood, didn’t sound much better either.
The storyline for the book was highly addictive, and the pacing was absolutely perfect. My attention was held throughout the book, and I finished most of it in a few hours time. I absolutely loved the historical setting for the story. The world building was wonderful, I could clearly imagine myself having tea parties and hanging out in Cate’s special garden.
Overall, this book is definitely worth the read. I am SO glad that my awesome blogger friend, Kathy, insisted that I read the book as soon as possible. I am officially hooked on this series, and cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.
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Posted March 13, 2012
AMAZING! soomething unexpectecd. it was the first time that i re
AMAZING! soomething unexpectecd. it was the first time that i read a book where the story line was in the olden days. i love the whoe concept of the book. i cant wait to read whats next!!!!!
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Posted February 24, 2012
Awesome new witch series on the horizon!
What an amazing plot with great characters and smooth writing! Never a dull moment, full of life, love, magic, sadness and disappointment. Beautiful setting and such an interesting story! You will not want to put this book down once you get to know the witch sisters. I can't wait to find out what happens next!
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Posted February 22, 2012
I picked up this book anticipating it. I was so excited to read something fresh and new. It gave me exactly what I wanted .The feel of history flowing through my fingers as I turned each page.
What I loved most about this book is the plot line. I love historical books. Falling into the shoes of Cate and seeing everything she is, is wonderful. I loved the description of the town, the minor characters and the history that is going on at the moment. The plot pacing is perfect as the reader follows along with the sisters, discovering dark secrets hidden from them.
I really adored the love interest. It was sweet and pure. With this love, the reader gets to see it form right before your eyes. I love watching two people fall in love. And with the obstacles facing both of them it just makes me want to root them on!
Now, the ending! UGH!!! Such a good and shocking ending. I mean wow! I did not see that coming since she had already made up her mind, but WOW! Yeah, my mouth dropped open on that tidbit.
Overall, Born Wicked is an entertaining, magical, surprising novel. Born Wicked tantalize it's readers with well written dialogue. A worthy novel from start to finish, Born Wicked is impressive.
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Posted July 16, 2013
I LOVED this book. I had a very hard time putting it down. My bi
I LOVED this book. I had a very hard time putting it down. My biggest disappointment? That the next book in this series won't be out until next year! I absolutely loved the style of writing and the characters are likable and REAL (even if it is a different time period). I found a few of the twists and turns predictable, but I truly didn't care because I enjoyed reading it so much. I'm very much looking forward to the next book (and the next!). It's set in an alternative time period in New England and my brain had a tough time wrapping around where I was or when I was...but then I would get sucked into the story again and I would not care.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I read this book a few months ago and I'm *still* thinking about it. I was definitely drawn in just like I was for The Hunger Games, Twilight and Harry Potter. I'm looking forward to many more books from this author.
If you enjoy young adult fiction, you would enjoy this book.
Posted March 30, 2013
Like i luv how they made the storyline like old fashioned,but it had this modern interest 2 it, like u can tell the three sisters luv eachother, but hav sisterly rivarly with like supernal , powers so id' ll like 2 see how thats going 2 affect the next bookWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 23, 2013
Posted January 6, 2013
I absolutely loved this book! I loved the characters and I loved
I absolutely loved this book! I loved the characters and I loved how well developed they were. The setting was really interesting to read about, and it was terrible how women were treated. The way the magic was told about was wonderful, and all the things they could do was amazing. I loved the style of writing and how a lot was explained, even though it was told entirely in Cate's point-of-view. I read a measly 3½ books over my 8-day vacation, and this one only took me 1 day to read, which is impressive considering it took me just over two days to read The Hunger Games.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 4, 2013
You had me at witches. I have always been drawn to anything witc
You had me at witches. I have always been drawn to anything witchy and Born Wicked satisfies. Then when you add in a hot, nerdy boy, some catty girlfriends with a historical setting, you get awesome.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Cate Cahill is the oldest of 3 sisters. She seems a bit uptight. There were parts of this book where I literally said out loud, "Really? Just chill out!" But if I had a deadly secret hanging over my head, I might be a little uptight too. Her sole responsibility is to look after her sisters and keep them safe. She does everything in her power to protect them but nothing works out the way it's supposed to. Cate finds herself falling in love with the one person she shouldn't fall for. Oh, Finn. I do have a soft spot for nerdy boys and Finn fits this category. I so badly want Cate & Finn to end up together!
The first several chapters seem to drag a bit for me. I was so excited to read this and then I was like... come on! But the more I read, the more I realized I couldn't put it down. My husband left one afternoon to run some errands and I swear it seemed like 10 minutes later he was walking through the door again. I hadn't even changed positions! It's that good!
I was SO frustrated with the ending. I even pouted a little. I complete understand the reasons for the outcome but it doesn't mean I have to like it. I'm just thankful there are more books coming. This means there are plenty of chances to turn things around!
Definitely read Born Wicked if you love witches. Definitely read Born Wicked if you don't love witches. Just Read It! Like, yesterday.
And can I just point out how gorgeous that cover is?! Love.
Posted January 3, 2013
A Must Read for fans of Witches!!
I've had Born Wicked sitting on my shelf for a month or so now and have been dying to read it. I'm glad I found the time because it was amazing! Jessica Spotswood created a society that is reminiscent of the Salem Witch Trials, but has its own unique twist.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Cate Cahill and her two sisters have been hiding their magic from their father and the community. After their mother's death, Cate has only ventured outside her home when need be. Confining her and her sisters to their home and garden, she needs to find a boy who will ask for her hand in marriage or be forced to join the sisterhood. With only a few months to go, Cate has to become a lady and keep her sister's antics in check without drawing too much attention.
I adore Cate. Her mother asked her to keep her sisters safe, and she hasn't let her down yet. Cate is protective of her sisters and would do anything to ensure that they come to no harm, even give up her own happiness. Her younger sisters, Maura and Tess, don't control their magic well and flaunt it around their home, putting them all in danger if anyone were to stop by. Cate is put in the position of scolding them, becoming a hypocrite when it happens to her.
There were a few things I liked and one thing I am not too happy about. I loved that Cate wasn't stupid. She knows what's at stake and does everything she can to keep those around her from finding out the truth. Unlike Maura, she isn't naive. She can tell when she is being lied to. I also liked that the sisters acted like true sisters. They got in fights and kept secrets. The only thing I didn't like was the ending. I was extremely disappointed and I'm not sure if I would have chosen the same thing Cate did.
Overall, I loved Born Wicked. The ending devastated me and I can't wait to read book two, Star Cursed. I would highly recommend this book if you are interest in the Salem Witch Trials or witches in general!!
Posted September 18, 2012
Posted August 19, 2012
Love this book!
I read the description of the book, and since I already loved the show Charmed I figured I would like this as well. This is a great book! It is well written and has a good story line. It takes place in New England a few hundred years back. The vocabulary is with the current time. Every once and a while I find myself looking up a word or two. I really like this book and the main characters. I cant wait to read the next one. I would def recommend this, if you are a fan of Charmed or not!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 14, 2012
Love this book.
I am a fan of the show Charmed, so i figured this would be a good story for me. I really like this book. Interesting characters, and read written. I would recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 16, 2012
Luvd it!!... :)
I jus finished reading this book and i really enjoyed it!! It was good from start to finish!!...its been awhile since i read a book that sucked me in at page 1...i really wish book 2 was out already!!!!.... :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 15, 2012
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Posted June 2, 2012
In a world where women where stripped of their status as equals
In a world where women where stripped of their status as equals and fear that one faithful day the brothers will take them away from their friend and family for being suspected to be witches, three sister try to leave they're life's as normal as they can.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
In town they are known to be a little eccentric, and reclusive since their mother left this world. The eldest, Cate, was left with the responsibility of taking care of her two little sisters, guide them the best she can and keep the brothers from knowing the truth. All three sisters are witches.
Now with evil lurking everywhere and with no idea with whom they are to trust her mother's diary appears to guide them, but will they be able to locate the evil her mother is warning them from and can they change a future everyone thinks is theirs?
I loved the story! it was really interesting, fun and had a beautiful narration. The way it's written it feels from times passed gives it the perfect touch, you can really feel the emotions that Cate feels, all the frustration, happiness, sadness, everything that presents itself in this story.
This is the first book that after making me feel: so angry, barely handling the suspense and or the butterflies and knots attacked my stomach. I've had books that have had me in the edge of my seat but never something like this I think I loved it a little more then hating the pauses I had to make to settle my poor stomach.
I really recommend this book, this is a good read for all year long! I can't wait for the next installment of this series to come out!!!
Posted May 9, 2012
WICKED is Wonderful!
I seriously loved this book! First, I had the pleasure of listing to the audio version and I have to say that it was incredibly well cast. Second, BORN WICKED is a cliff hanger done right. I galloped to the end of this book to find myself simultaneously satisfied and anxious with anticipation. I have no idea how Spotwood pulled that off. I'm convinced that she is an extraordinary plotter. I am counting down the days until the next book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles is available.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Hold on--I have more. I adored Cate. She was just the right amount of everything--strong and soft, wise and naive, brave and fearful. Her complexities made her believable and very likable. And then there is Finn. My best compliment is to say that he is worthy of Cate. *sigh* And the rest of Spotwood's characters are rich and complex--which I require in a great book. And this--my friends--is a great book. I'm off to work on my spells, because even though it's dangerous--I'm taking up witchery--because Spotwood makes being Wicked--wonderful!
Posted May 1, 2012
I guess i didnt do my research,, apparently its book 1 of 3.disregard my last reveiw.....im sooooo happy there is gunna more!!!!yay!!!!!!i though that was the only book and it made me very mad.i can't wait for the next one i love this story!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.