Born Wicked, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Romance, magic and an age-old prophecy - the first novel in a stunning new paranormal young adult series. "Born Wicked" is to witches what "Twilight" is to vampires!

Our mother was a witch too, but she hid it better. I miss her. To me, the magic feels like a curse. According to the Brothers, it's devil-sent. Women who can do magic-they're either mad or wicked.

So I will do everything in my power to protect myself and my sisters.

Even if it means giving up my life - and my true love. Because if the Brothers discover our secret, we're destined for the asylum, or prison ...or death.

Praise for "Born Wicked": "A tale so captivating, you don't want it to end". (Andrea Cremer, "New York Times" bestselling author of the "Nightshade" series).

Jessica Spotswood is a debut US author. She grew up in a tiny one-stoplight town in Pennsylvania.

Now she lives in a gentrifying hipster neighbourhood 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 favourite. "Born Wicked" is her debut novel for teens.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780141342115



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Cate Cahill is the eldest of three sisters who is trying very hard to protect her sisters and herself from the Brotherhood. Before the Brotherhood women ruled and many of them did magic. Now magic is forbidden and women's lives are circumscribed by rigid rules that make modern fundamentalists look positively liberal (there are some wonderful asides of envy of Arab women in this). It's set in a turn of the Century New England and things are about to change for the three sisters, not least of which is a change in Cate's world and future.I liked it, hated how little information Cate had, but hated it more for her than for me, the unfolding of this alternative world made me very curious about what's happening next in this story. I am looking forward to more in this series.

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