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.
While reading I really enjoyed reading about the Cahill sisters. Cate was intriguing, she was a mixture of wild and calm. She has her inner fiery spirit but with all the responsibility she has over her shoulders she can’t let it out. Then there was her sister Maura who is your classic Belle from Beauty and the Beast but with a fiery twist. I liked seeing their relationship and how it changed as the book went on.
I thought the plot was interesting. The Cahill sisters are all witches living in an anti-witch town, who would have guessed it? There was plenty of drama in this book to go around, which I didn’t expect. There’s a dangerous prophecy about Cate and her sisters. So, when Cate and Maura’s relationship begins to shift negatively it implies that the wicked prophecy will come true.
Something I wasn’t a fan of was the romance in this book. There is some competition for Cate affection between Paul, Cate’s childhood best friend, and Finn her new Gardner. To me, Paul seems like a jerk but the thing I didn’t like was how he just disappeared from the book towards the end. It was a weird Finn and Cate relationship was going 100mph and Paul was never mentioned again. I wish Paul was involved more towards the end and that Finn and Cate’s relationship didn’t move so quickly.
I rate this book a 4 out of 5. I liked the characters and the storyline but I wasn’t a big fan on how fast the relationship sped up towards the end of the book. ‘Born Wicked’ has been wickedly kicked off historical fiction week. Make sure you leave a comment and tell me what you thought of this book! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.