Review: Born Wicked

Feb •  22 •  2012
Review: Born WickedBorn Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Published by Putnam Juvenile on February 7th 2012
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Paragraphs Books

"Everybody knows 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."

I picked up this book anticipating it. I was so excited to read something fresh and new. It gave me exactly what I wanted .The feel of  history flowing through my fingers as I turned each page.
What I loved most about this book is the plot line. I love historical books. Falling into the shoes of Cate and seeing everything she is, is wonderful. I loved the description of the town, the minor characters and the history that is going on at the moment. The plot pacing is perfect as the reader follows along with the sisters, discovering dark secrets hidden from them.
I really adored the love interest. It was sweet and pure. With this love, the reader gets to see it form right before your eyes. I love watching two people fall in love. And with the obstacles facing both of them it just makes me want to root them on!
Now, the ending! UGH!!! Such a good and shocking ending. I mean wow! I did not see that coming since she had already made up her mind, but WOW! Yeah, my mouth dropped open on that tidbit.
Overall, Born Wicked is an entertaining, magical, surprising novel. Born Wicked tantalize it’s readers with  well written dialogue. A worthy novel from start to finish, Born Wicked is impressive.
I give it 5 BITES!
 Happy Reading!


  1. I picked this book up on a whim at Barnes and Noble yesterday after reading a boatload of great reviews on it. Great review and thank you for making it spoiler free.:)

  2. Celine
    Feb 22, 2012

    Great review! You make me want to read it even more, haha.

  3. Amy
    Feb 22, 2012

    Great review! I can’t wait to check this one out, it sounds so good! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  4. Jennifer
    Feb 22, 2012

    Great review! You’re so right about the historical feel of the story. Cate’s a great character to follow.

    • Savannah Valdez
      Feb 22, 2012

      Right! There is something about that era that always make me feel at home. And Cate’s character is so great!

  5. Jenny
    Feb 22, 2012

    While I love to be surprised, I’m guessing from your reaction that the ending is a cliffhanger, so that worries me a bit. I’m getting too old to deal with cliffhangers, they cause me so much stress! Maybe I should wait on this one until closer to the release of book 2. But I really want to read it. Tis a dilemma:) Thanks Savy!

    • Savannah Valdez
      Feb 22, 2012

      Yup, a cliffy. I can understand the stress of the next release but still. It makes me wanting to read the book now!!

  6. Giselle
    Feb 22, 2012

    EEP I just got this one last week I,m so excited to get to it if I can just get a few review copies out of the way first. I’m very curious about this ending. I love endings that are shocking.

  7. I hated that ending with a passion. I almost threw the book. I was so heartbroken!!!! I do need the second one to find out what happens. Why can’t we have it now?

  8. Alison Can Read
    Feb 23, 2012

    I’m excited to read this. I’m glad you liked it. I love your description of “the feel of history flowing through my fingers.” Great review!

  9. Yes! The romance was sweet and pure and that’s why I loved it too!

  10. Wendy Darling
    Feb 23, 2012

    I’m glad you liked this so much, Savannah! But uh-oh, cliffhanger ending, hah. Now you have to wait for book two, which is always the worst part. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  11. Shellie
    Feb 23, 2012

    I’ve seen this around. Great review, I’ll have to keep it on my wishlist! =)