Saturday, June 8, 2013

Book Review: Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood. (Born Wicked #2)

Star Cursed (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #2)
Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood.
(Born Wicked #2)
Book Summary: With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate's friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answers—if Cate is willing to endanger everyone she loves.

Cate doesn't want to be a weapon, and she doesn't want to involve her friends and Finn in the Sisterhood's schemes. But when Maura and Tess join the Sisterhood, Maura makes it clear that she'll do whatever it takes to lead the witches to victory. Even if it means sacrifices. Even if it means overthrowing Cate. Even if it means all-out war.

In the highly anticipated sequel to Born Wicked, the Cahill Witch Chronicles continue Cate, Maura and Tess's quest to find love, protect family, and explore their magic against all odds in an alternate history of New England.

Liana's Summary: Cate is still guilty for leaving Finn, but she had to do what she had to do. With the whole who-will-become-the-witch-of-the-prophecy thing going on, Cate is as busy as ever. Cate cares about everyone that she loves, of course, and she'd do anything to herself to keep them safe. With everything being  a gigantic mess, it pulls Cate and her loved ones further apart-- whether she likes it or not.

Rate(1-10): 8.5

I received an ARC copy from Penguin Teen in return for an honest review. (This book comes out in 10 days!)

I was never a big fan of witches.

Even after reading Witches by Roald Dahl. Even after reading all of Alex Flinn's witchy books. Ermahgerd. I just can't.

BUT. Jessica Spotswood. Oh, my, God. She writes with real magic!

I think I only bothered to read Born Wicked because of Andrea Cremer. LOL. This one time, I went to her book signing, and up came the question of fictional hot guys. And then she started raving about Finn Belastra. Gardener, freckled, red headed, wears glasses, reads books. (That's hot. Sorta. LOL.)

After reading Born Wicked, to be honest, I wasn't really sure if I wanted to read Star Cursed much less finish the whole series. But, an opportunity to get an ARC came by, so I was just like, hey! Why not?!

That was a really good decision to get an ARC.

I fell head over heels in love with this book. I loved it. (This was the first book that I've ever bothered to annotate. (Annotating is fun. You guys should give it a try.)

Okay, so, a review is a review and I think I should talk about Cate. And Finn. And Maura. And Tess. And you know.

Cate was normal ol' Cate. Finn was normal ol' Finn. Maura was annoying ol' Maura and Tess was nice lil' Tess. One thing, out of everything, that annoyed me the most was the arguments that Cate and Maura had. I'll just say it, I dislike Maura with a burning passion. I mean, if she were in Cate's position as the narrator and main character, I would probably hate Cate (that rhymes) with a burning passion. Either way, I hate the arguments they have. But of course, I sympathize with Cate more since she's the main character. The thing is, they don't do well with each other mainly because Maura has a very rushy personality and Cate has a let's-slow-down-and-think-it-through personality. And plus, they're plenty jealous of each other.

This plot was completely ERMAHGERD. I can totes say that again. (ERMAHGERD.) That ending, though. I don't do well with books that make me angry..

I want the next book, now! That cliffhanger.. ugh..


Note: This is an ARC copy. All quotes may not match those of the final print's.

"I hate the Sisterhood for separating us."

Well there's really no one to blame BUT THYSELF

"..forbids women from working outside the home."


"..forbids that girls should be taught to read."


"And the handwriting is Finn's."

And now the story starts

"Where we can look after each other,"


"His lips work their way from my temple to my cheekbone."

This is too cute I can't

"Put your faith in me, and I'll see to it that we both get what we want."

I'm scared should I be scared

"He likes the pretty ones.."

Oh.. OH...

"I wonder what he looks like with nothing on at all."

Naked? Eheh.

"If I'd stayed in Chatham, refused the Sisters, would we be married by now and sharing a bed every night?"


"Then the door slams open, and we spring apart."


"It's not fair."


"..don't you know me at all?"


"I want to be your husband, Cate."

I can't omg omg

"I'm the strongest witch in this room, that's who."

That's right. You go, Cate!

"You just can't stand that I'm more popular than you!"

No. She just can't stand that you're so annoying. omg.

"I'm done playing nice."

That was playing nice?

"I believe in you, Cate Cahill, and in us together."


"I love you, Cate Cahill. You are beautiful and brave and strong."

I'm crying LOL
That's it. What do you think of this review?(:


  1. I really really liked Born Wicked. I put off reading for almost a year once I had a copy because of some weird reaction to the cover, but once I read it, I loved it!
    Now I want to re-read it so I can read the sequel too!
    Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

  2. I loved Born Wicked. The ending devastated me and I can't wait to read book two, Star Cursed. I would highly recommend this book if you are interest in the Salem Witch Trials or witches in general!!
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