I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood
on June 18, 2013
Series: The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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.
I don’t really get excited about paranormal books these days. I probably read and enjoy a handful of them a year. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood was definitely one that I enjoyed, so I’ve been very anxious to get my hands on Star Cursed. Thankfully when I finally did get my hands on a copy it was just as much fun as I wanted it to be.
Star Cursed starts a few weeks after the first book ends. Cate is now living with the Sisterhood in New London and things are pretty rough for her. She isn’t making friends and she isn’t giving the Sisterhood a chance. But that doesn’t last long and the story takes off pretty quickly. I think I might love the world that Jessica Spotswood created the most. There’s so much history and so many secrets. Plus, I love that the Brotherhood is soooo infuriating. It really gives you much more of an emotional connection.
There isn’t as much swoon-worthy romance in this one and that was a tad bit disappointing, but I was just happy that Finn was present. I loved Cate and Tess just as much as the first book, but my goodness do I despise Maura. There constant fighting really made things drag for me. It felt like they were having the same arguments every 10 pages. That’s what brought this down to a 4 star rating.
Star Cursed is a middle book and I think the last one in the trilogy will be amazing. Especially after that ending! Oh my! I don’t know how I can wait for book 3.
Be sure to check out my glowing review of Born Wicked, the first book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles.