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The Cahill Witch Chronicles Book 1: Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

April 18, 2012

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood. Pub. Razor Bill Penguin, 2012.

Sixteen year old Cate and her sisters Maura and Tess are spirited girls, but they must be careful. They are witches and live in a world dominated by men of the Brotherhood.

They are taught to be subservient to men and not be too opinionated, too educated, too odd or curious. Even the stupidest of men is more intelligent than a woman. Wow!

To do so is to risk being tried as a witch and in the past witches have been tried and killed in their hundreds.

The sister’s mother died in childbirth and she was a witch. She leaves a diary in which is prophesised that three sisters will restore the power of the witches. Are Cate and her sisters those three girls? Read and find out.

Compelling writing and a great start to a new series. This book sees the development of the girls magical powers, their growing awareness of what they are up against, and the astonishing world in which they grow up in. Jane Austen meets Stephenie Myer.

Some would say it is a girlie book. I disagree. I was captivated by it and will certainly be looking for the sequel when it comes out.

For high school students. Lots of titillating romance and concern for a lady’s virtue. Whew!

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