A wonderfully remarkable novel written by Jessica that you will eagerly fall in love with. Born Wicked takes place in the late 1800's, and introduces us into a family of three very unique sisters. They have always caught the eyes of others in the town of Chatham, but women, old or new, don't flaunt what they have. They are to cover their heads, and listen to the men. The Brotherhood especially. For The Brotherhood knows best, monitoring everyone, and searching ill behavior. Looking for witches.
Cate and her sisters are just that. Yet, not evil at all. Before their mother passed away, she instilled in Cate that she was special. Cate has mind magic. One of the most rare kinds of all. And her mother taught her not only to use her magic wisely, but to watch over her sisters.
Now, as Cate has done the best she can, she doesn't realize that her family has been watched by others, The Sisterhood has been contacted and someone is coming to live with them to teach them proper behavior. As you bond with Cate you realize this is one of the worst things that can happen yet, she only has a short time to decide what to do with her life because if she isn't married off, she will either have to go into The Sisterhood herself, which would be horrible, and possibly risk being noted as a witch, or The Brotherhood will assign her a husband. She doesn't want that either.
As Cate's prospect for a husband isn't the best choice, and will also risk her being exposed, she now has issues with her sisters and the woman from The Sisterhood. All the while, there is a prophecy that she might be linked to, so many hidden plans and secrets you will discover. The Brotherhood is cracking down on witches, let's hope they don't get too close to Cate.
As you are taken on this wild journey, you will be enthralled by far at how many shocking surprises you will find. Love, desperation, deceit and compassion. Born Wicked is simply put...incredible.
5/5 Stars. 272 Pages. Published by Putnam. ARC copy received from Lady Reader's Bookstuff