Did you know I love to read? Maybe not. Because I have been woefully slacking in the reading department lately. Shame on me.
But, I got a good kick in the pants to get back into it when I decided to join up with BlogHer’s book review program. This month I was given the opportunity to read and review Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood.
Born Wicked is a young adult, alternative history novel set in late 19th century New England. It tells the tale of the Cahill sisters, three witches who are trying to keep their secret from everyone around them. The novel is written from the perspective of the oldest sister, Cate, who feels a heavy burden to protect her sisters after the death of their mother. Through the discovery of her mother’s diary and knowledge of a few trusted confidants, Cate learns that she and her sisters may be in more danger than she ever imagined. To top it off, she finds herself torn between marrying for convenience or throwing it all way for a union with someone that would likely bring more trouble to her family.
Born Wicked definitely reads like a young adult novel. The themes and dialog are geared toward a younger crowd, but I still found it to be a thoroughly pleasurable read. Jessica Spotswood has woven together an interesting tale with strong underlying themes about women, their strength and how it’s never okay to be considered less because you’re different.
I can definitely get on board with that.
You can join the discussion about Born Wicked at the BlogHer Book Club. I’ll be there often getting involved in discussions. So stop by!
I was provided with a review copy of Born Wicked and compensation in order to facilitate this review. I was not obligated to write a favorable review. All opinions here are 100% my own.