I can hardly believe it – it’s the first week in April and I’ve already completed my 4th book towards my goal of 12 books in 2012! Let’s hope I can keep on track to meeting or exceeding this goal!
The book I want to share with you today is Born Wicked. It is the first book in a series of young adult novels known as The Cahill Witch Chronicles, by Jessica Spotswood.
Pretty cover photo, right???
The book’s protagonist is Cate Cahill. She lives with her two sisters (Tess and Maura) and her father…their mother passed away. The sisters aren’t exactly known to be “normal” townsfolk - they are seen as somewhat eccentric because they don’t do things like wear fancy gowns and they tend to stay at home rather than attending teas with other ladies. And…they happen to be witches.
Cate feels a strong responsibility to protect her sisters: before her mother passed away, she made Cate promise to look after them. And, the Cahill sisters are living in a time where the religious Brotherhood is persecuting witches and sending them off to asylums, sometimes without trial. Cate is about to come of an age where she is expected to declare her intention: to marry, or to join the Sisterhood. Not only are witches being hunted down by the Brotherhood, but there is also a prophecy looming over Cate…one that would certainly put them in a place of great danger and responsibility. Cate is faced with juggling life with a new governess, tea parties, and feeling torn between two suitors…all while keeping the sisters’ secret under wraps.
Overall, I found this book an easy read: the first installment of the Cahill Witch Chronicles set up the characters and the background story well. However, the meat of the predicament seems to be yet to come with future installments. I can definitely see how people can get hooked on book series (after getting drawn in to the Hunger Games a while back); leaving stories somewhat unfinished and unresolved definitely sucks you in to wanting to find out more! I can see teenage girls really getting into this book series; I can’t say that it will top my list of all-time favorite books, but it was certainly an entertaining read…and now I want to know what happens next!
Are you a fan of any book series? Tell me your favorites!
***This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own***