The strained peace in New London has crumbled, and war is erupting; between witches and government, good and evil, oppression and education, rich and poor, even between sisters. In this breathtaking conclusion to the Cahill Witch Chronicles, the Brotherhood is taking measures to snuff out any hint of witchcraft in the city and it’s up to teenaged witch Cate Cahill to fight back. As the Sisterhood and resistance begin to rise against the oppressive hand of the Brotherhood, rising tension and different agendas are setting friends and sisters against each other. At a time when they should be most united, the witches are falling apart, none more so than the Cahill girls. Cate’s beloved Finn has had his memories wiped clean of her, little sister Tess is falling prey to maddening visions, Maura is completely hostile, and all three Cahills are the subjects of a grim prophecy that seems destined to come true any minute with devastating consequences. Despite the backdrop of strife and rebellion and disease, Cate is no shrinking violet, and she really comes into her own as a heroine in this book. Older readers won’t be able to put Sisters’ Fate down as it barrels towards its conclusion, and the plot is full of twists that will keep them guessing. In a world ruled by magic and mayhem, things are not always as they seem, and sisters can be the most complicated creatures of all. Jessica Spotswood is a writer to watch, and her fans will be begging for more from her once they finish this beautifully wrought trilogy. Once they dry their tears, that is. Highly recommended.
368 pages ISBN: 978-0399257476 Ages 11-13 14+
Recommended by Molly Crumbley, Librarian, Maryland, USA.