Tuesday, August 6

Born Wicked: Book Review

Born Wicked

Jessica Spotswood

Putnam Juvenile
February 7th 2012
Young Adult | Paranormal
Official Blurb - 
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.

Very dull and boring at the beginning. I almost gave up. But since it the story felt so very like Chime which I liked I decided to persevere.

The whole reason I picked up this book was that I was informed that Finn was my perfect fictional guy. Finn is perfect. So that turned out to be pretty true. Bookish, smart, adaptive, passionate, loving, good looking, humble, basically just perfect.

Oh my gosh!

I want to slap Cate!

Oldest villain trick in the book. I NEED to slap some sense into Cate. Don't ever believe the bad guys. If you come with us we promise not to do unspeakable acts of harm to your loved ones. Otherwise we will have no choice but to compel you to do as we want by hurting them. Only it doesn't matter what you do they will never stop using those threats. If you ever refuse they will just tread it out again. In fact the more you let them get away with the more their control over you becomes complete. Idiot girl! If I didn't like Finn so much I would say good riddance to Cate and her dumb sisters. For being the prophsied sisters they are really disappointing. They are certainly not protective of each other. So sad. Pathetic really. How can they be the prophesied sisters if they are so easily bullied?

Finn. . .


He gives us everything and even takes a path he doesn't want for this girl and she doesn't even have the backbone to do her part. *makes strangling motions with hands* Wish I could wring Cates scrawny neck.

So obviously the book gets much better from my first bored impression. All of which begins with Finn. And the fact we finally get to learn some plot moving secrets.

So mad about the ending. Too high-handed by half.


Violence: Mild