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I consider present tense to be a hurdle that the story must overcome. View all 7 comments. She promised to take care of her sisters, Maura and Tess, and how could she do so, while being in New London? Same goes for Paul, actually.


The story takes place in in New England, a place where witches are either sentenced to the prison ship or the madhouse. Prophecy of the Sisters. It was an average Jane Austen novel, I’ll tell you that. Feb 07, Pages Young Adult. Feb 07, Minutes Young Adult. They deserve whatever fate they get. About Born Wicked Blessed with a gift… cursed with a secret. Preview — Born Wicked spotswoood Jessica Spotswood.

I really think Tess would be a fantastic witch if only Cate would let her. The author’s style reminds me of Kristin Cashore’s — the imagery made me want to attend the tea parties and wear the dresses and hang out in the gardens. Firstly, I really lliked the write style of this book. I don’t think she liked hurting Maura’s feelings but she did it so that deserves a slap to the face from me.


Or, of course, the other option is to join the Sisterhood, a religious convent in New England.

Born Wicked – Jessica Spotswood

Born Wicked is a beautifully written debut that had me qicked a spell from the very first page. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. But if you prefer action, adventure, no kissy kissy scenes, and have a short attention span, DO NOT pick this up. I’m always happy to see strong sister relationships in books! Whoa, anyway, getting off topic.

Born Wicked

So while I don’t approve in general, I will say spotsood much — the present tense in Born Wicked was decent enough. At Spotswoos, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. There is so much that happens in this story, so many obstacles and all I wanted was a happy ending! It just made me roll my eyes a lot more at the insistence on pathos in a series that really could have been organized into something that flowed on its own.

While my heart did swoon and miss a beat throughout the book, it often thudded angrily, so infuriated with certain people and their rules!! View all 4 comments. And when a flighty spirit is suffocated, she will thrash her wings until she is freed. If you want your characters—and thus, essentially, your story—to be memorable for readers, this is not the way to go.


Okay so I had my eye on this series for some time now. All this made the book pretty fascinating. I have no idea. Consider that, if they were real which is kind of the point of writing fiction: But she only has a few months left to decide her own fate – accept the hand of an eligible man in marriage or join the Sisterhood?

I can’t accuse Born Wicked of anything but it being a standard write-by-numbers commercial fare and its failure to entertain me. I want to chase right after Finn.

Plus, the bookshop chapters It’s actually an altern Born Wicked was a perfect example of a book that has both good as bad qualities to it. 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.

Blessed with a gift… cursed with a secret.