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BORN WICKED: Book 1 of The Cahill Witch Chronicles

Born Wicked

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.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word...especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.

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Putnam Juvenile, Hardcover, February 2012, ISBN: 978-0399257452
Speak, Paperback, January 2013, ISBN: 978-0142421871


Born Wicked


"Spotswood's debut novel is enchanting and addicting...The Cahill sisters are a feisty, rebellious trio that readers will not forget...It is a must-have for any library." (starred review, 5Q 5P)

"A sly wit reminiscent of the best Regency romances accompany a potent love triangle wthat will charm readers...Readers will be swooning for the next one."
   —School Library Journal

"The feminist undertones, the description of sumptuous dresses, the dangerous, secretive magic wielding: Born Wicked is like a sizzling, more fun version of The Witch of Blackbird Pond."
   —Romantic Times book review

"An intriguing story of witchcraft, family responsibility, and unrequited love."

"A tale so captivating you don't want it to end."
   —Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series