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Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles) Hardcover – February 7, 2012
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A gorgeous, witchy, romantic fantasy by a debut author! Perfect for fans of Kristin Cashore and the Beautiful Creatures series! Everybody thinks 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. Then Cate finds her mother's diary, and uncovers 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. But if what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe--not even from each other.
- Format: Paperback
- Publication Date: 1/3/2013
- Pages: 352
- Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
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"What is a woman's highest purpose? ..to bear children and be a comfort to our husbands.
...To whom do you owe obedience? The brotherhood. My father. And someday my husband."
Okay so while I was reading these few chapters I had so many questions, but I'll state a few:
Now for some questions:
1. Why is Cate's dad such a god damn pushover?
2. Who is Z.R.?
3. How did their mom die?
Oh man, Cate's dad. I don't know if I like him all that much. I mean, what parent puts work and books over their own children? Apparently Cate's dad does. And what the hell is with Mrs. Corbett?!? She's so freaking nosy and should stay out of their business AND why the hell is she always at their house? My neighbors are never over. Ever.
Z.R.=Zara, who is one of their mom's friends. She wrote Cate a mysterious letter telling her that her and her sisters are in danger. Phew! A lot of hers in that sentence. I wonder if we will ever meet Zara?!? When Cate read her moms diary, which I found very interesting, it seem that her mom hasn't seen her.. so hmm.. hopefully I will find out later in this book? Or in the series?
Found out her mom had like so many miscarriages and then eventually died from giving childbirth. Poor woman. Out of all her kids three girls survive: Cate, Maura, and Tess. They are all witches and there is some prophecy about them. Cate is very powerful because she can do mind magic. If only she could use her mind magic powers on freaking Mrs. Corbett. Or her dad, again.
Then there is Paul. He is Cate's best friend and I'm not sure I like him, at all. I want her with Finn and I barely even know the guy. At least he is less of a d-bag than Paul--well so far. Paul should just go back to New London and stay there.
I am so TEAM FINN. Plus I just love that name. Finn.
Also "The Brotherhood" are a bunch of douchebags. I hate them. All of them. Read the quote attached to this spoiler. I hate that women are being taught this crap.
If you still don't understand why I didn't like this book, let me tell you what I hated about this book:
1. THE BROTHERHOOD
2. THE SISTERS
4. CATE'S DAD
5. MAURA, ELENA, and MRS. CORBETT
Things I loved:
3. FINN <3
I hated a lot of this book. It was completely frustrating to read. I hated a lot of the characters. I did not give a single crap about what happened to them. I'm mad Cate didn't end up with Finn because she let the freaking sisters use her. If she didn't agree to join them they would go after her sisters. They would go after Finn. They would go after Finn's family. Or the sisters would get the god damn brotherhood to do their dirty work. Again, I hated this book. It wasn't for me.
I am upset and extremely disappointed in this book.
Also there are spoilers. Sorry if you read them. Sorry if you don't like my review for this book. But this book made me so mad so I don't even care.
The three teenaged Cahill sisters, considered reclusive and unfashionable bluestockings by many, don’t quite fit the Brothers’ ideal of womanly perfection. What most people don’t know, however, is the terrible truth behind their inherent oddness: Cate, Maura, and Tess were all born witches.
Following the death of their beloved mother, eldest sister Cate has dedicated her life to protecting and caring for Maura and Tess, a task that consumes her even as she faces her ever-approaching commitment ceremony, some unexpected correspondence, a meddling new governess, more suitors than she knows what to do with, and a dark family secret that will undo all that she has worked to save. With only six months to spare before having to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, it looks more and more like Cate won’t be able to keep her promise to her mother. If she were an ordinary girl, it would be so easy to simply pursue the advances of Paul, the handsome boy next door, or even Finn, the scholarly gardener who catches her eye. Cate Cahill, of course, is far from ordinary. Always, there are her sisters to think of, and the fate that might befall them if she weren’t around to keep their secrets.
In the end (or is it really the beginning?), a frightening prophesy comes to light, and courageous Cate will have to choose between friends and family, love and duty, truth and persecution. What will become of the Cahill girls?
Born Wicked is a stunning debut novel that features strong characters and plenty of intrigue, romance, and magic to please older readers. The story of the Cahill witches is not one to miss.
This review originally appeared on ABookandaHug.com