368 pages, 8.5 × 5.88 × 1.13 in
August 14, 2014
Penguin Young Readers Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399257470
ISBN - 13: 9780399257476
Read from the Book
FIVE MINUTES AGOBRENNA IS DANCING UP THE MARBLE steps to the front door, and I’m following her when there’s a sound—flesh smacking against wet pavement—and I turn. Finn’s on his hands and knees; he’s tripped over the curb. He picks himself up, pokes his glasses into place, and walks back toward his carriage, but his gait lacks its usual gangly grace. He pauses, examining the carriage, looking as though he’s puzzled by it.“Are you all right?” I call down.He looks up at me, then ducks his head. His ears are red with embarrassment. “I’m sorry, miss—is this my carriage?”His voice is awkward, formal. As though he’s speaking to a stranger.His words echo in my head: I’m sorry, miss.I thought I was numb before. This is worse. I don’t understand. I glance around the empty street. It’s only Brenna and me and Maura here—Maura.My sister stands on the sidewalk, eyes narrowed at Finn. My Finn.She wouldn’t do this.Not my own sister.CHAPTER1I LEAVE MAURA IN THE SWIRLING SNOW and ice. I cannot look at her scheming face one moment longer, or I will not be responsible for my actions.Inside the convent, I lean against the heavy wooden door. My black cloak is dripping, but my eyes are dry. It all feels—impossible. Harwood is empty and Zara is dead and Finn won’t remember any of it, nor anything about us. Our future has been the touchstone guiding me through this war; the promise that at the end of it we’d be together has driven me forward, even when the odds against us felt insurmountable.How can
From the Publisher
A fever ravages New London, but with the Brotherhood sending suspected witches straight to the gallows, the Sisters are powerless against the disease. They can’t help without revealing their powers—as Cate learns when a potent display of magic turns her into the most wanted witch in all of New England.
To make matters worse, Cate has been erased from the memory of her beloved Finn. While she’s torn between protecting him from further attacks and encouraging him to fall for her all over again, she’s certain she can never forgive Maura’s betrayal. And now that Tess’s visions have taken a deadly turn, the prophecy that one Cahill sister will murder another looms ever closer to its fulfillment.
About the Author
Jessica Spotswood lives 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 favorite.
Praise for The Cahill Witch Chronicles
"A tale so captivating you don't want it to end."(Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series)
"An intriguing story of witchcraft, family responsibility, and unrequited love."(Booklist)
*"Spotswood's debut is enchanting and addicting."
(VOYA, starred review)
"...the fate of the Cahill sisters inspires genuine dread by the time the cliffhanger ending arrives."(Publishers Weekly)
"Born Wicked is like a sizzling, more fun version of The Witch of Blackbird Pond."
"There are enough stolen kisses to hold those with romance on their minds, and enough chase and escape to hold others."