The Cahill sisters are back in an enthralling installment that’s even better than its predecessor. The sequel begins right where Born Wicked left off, set in the dark days of an alternate 19th century New England.
Cate Cahill, a witch at the center of a dangerous prophecy, has given everything up to protect her younger sisters and her fiancé. Instead of declaring her engagement to Finn, as planned, she finds herself a novitiate of the Sisterhood, an organization that it more than it first appears. On the surface, the Sisters are devout servants, but in reality they are all gifted witches who are working to try to overthrow the tyrannical hand of the Brotherhood.
As more witches are persecuted, books are burned in the town square, and women’s rights grow more limited by the day, Cate and her sisters Maura and Tess find themselves divided over a harsh political climate. Worse still: the Sisterhood wants to use Cate as a weapon.
Star Cursed is a wonderfully woven tale that ties together magic, espionage, secrets, moonlight kisses, jealousy, and war with a skillful hand that will leave readers guessing and wanting more. 978 0399257469 384 pages Mature Readers
978-0399257469 384 pages Ages 11 and up
Molly Weeks Crumbley, Librarian, Maryland USA