Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book One

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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.
 

About Jessica Spotswood

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JESSICA SPOTSWOOD lives in Washington, D.C., with her playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey. She's never happier than when she's immersed in a good story, and swoony kissing scenes are her favorite.Jessica Spotswood (www.jessicaspotswood.com) lives in Washington, DC, with her playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey. She's never happier than when she's immersed in a good story, and swoony kissing scenes are her favorite.
 
Published February 7, 2012 by Speak. 338 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, History, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Ever since their mother died, Cate has been responsible not just for raising her sisters, but for making sure that they stay safe and undiscovered by the Brotherhood priests as witches.

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Spotswood’s debut, first in the Cahill Witch Chronicles, is set in an alternate New England circa 1896. The Brotherhood has established a Christian dictatorship by overthrowing a governing caste of wi

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Spotswood’s debut, first in the Cahill Witch Chronicles, is set in an alternate New England circa 1896.

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Examiner

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood is the story of three young witches growing up in a puritanical society that viciously persecutes their kind.

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RT Book Reviews

... Author(s): Jessica Spotswood. We need more paranormals with good, old-
fashioned New England witches — Born Wicked is exactly that.

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Teen Reads

It’s especially important that her sisters know how to control it, because soon Cate will have to announce her intention --- a rite of passage for every teen in the society --- to either marry or join the Sisterhood, a nun-like order of women who ostensibly work with the Brothers.

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Wovenmyst

Cate and her sisters love for one another is tested in this book, and a choice must be made.

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Alice Marvels

As Cate and her sisters find out, there are many more people sympathetic to their plight than they would have imagined, and their would-be allies are just as well-organized and widespread as the Brotherhood.

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RazOrBill

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric.

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Book People's Teen Review

After reading the book, I was so intrigued and interested in this piece of the plot, that I had to research the Salem Witch Trials.

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Book People's Teen Review

Cate Cahill is a character anyone with close siblings can relate to – all she cares about are her sister’s well being, and making sure they will be alright, even if it means giving up her happiness.

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