Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Born Wicked

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by the awesome Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: 

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
A Great and Terrible Beauty meets Cassandra Clare in this spellbinding fantasy

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.

(summary taken from Goodreads
Release Date: February 7, 2012

It should be illegal how much I want to read this book!!!! I've always loved any stories that are sort of about the Salem witch trials, and the whole idea of Born Wicked being set in an alternate history makes me even more excited!

Plus, I'd probably pick being a witch over a werewolf or vampire any day, just because you're magical without the whole furry or blood-craving thing! ;)




  1. I agree with you on that! :) I prefer witches - it sounds like a great story. Fab pick hun!

    Here's my WoW for this week.

    Have a lovely day,
    Vicky x x x
    Books, Biscuits and Tea

  2. so true witch over vamps or werewolves!!!

    Feel free to check out my WOW
    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  3. Me too! You crack me up - "it should be illegal how much I want to read this book" hahahaa! That cover is to die for. And the story sounds fascinating. I was so interested in Salem Witch Trials history when I was a kid. Have you ever been to Salem? What a neat town - definitely hit the Salem Witch Museum if you have a chance, and there's a ton of amazing used bookstores everywhere you turn around.

  4. Oh man, I'm dying to get my hands on this too!!! WITCHES! HISTORICAL! Yes, I'd much rather be a witch than a flea-ridden werewolf :P The cover is gorgeous and damnit, all the amazing reviews so far are making me crazy impatient for release!

    Your WoW choice is also doing nothing for my patience :P But great pick!!

  5. Great pick my dear! I love this cover and I already read this book! It's pretty good!! =9
    I hope you enjoy it once it comes out! muah!

    Dazzling Reads

  6. I've already got this one pre-ordered! ;)

    Great choice :D My WoW this week

  7. Great choice! This one is definitely on my ever growing list of books I can't wait to check out - thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

  8. Ahhhh Mimi you're killing me! I can't even look at this cover without dying a little knowing I have still more time to wait until it comes out. MUST HAVE! I will be pouncing on this one at the bookstore the minute it releases:)

  9. Great choice! It's really good :) I will be posting my review for it soon, so keep an eye out! Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  10. I'm very curious about this one, I just love the cover!

  11. I can't wait to read this one. It's been on my wish list for months. I have a soft spot for witches.

  12. I'm so excited for this one! I love historical books and the fact that it involves witches just makes it even better :)

  13. Great pick! I´m looking forward to read it.
    My WOW

  14. I have a giveaway going on for this book right now!


  15. So looking forward to this one myself! So many out there have this on their TBR list!

    Here's my pick
    Glitter Lit

  16. This book sounds really interesting! I also like the cover. Here is my post:

  17. Born Wicked sounds simply amazing. I can't wait to read it. Great pick!
    My WoW post
    A Beautiful Madness

  18. I don't read enough books about witches, though the few I have read have been soooo good. I guess if I'm gonna stray from my vamps, I need a guranttee that I'll LOVE the story or something. But since I really like the sound of this one, I'll add it to my wishlist. I have a ton of sisters I'm always trying to 'protect' (because, let's face it, I know what's best for them, even if they don't agree) so I think I'd be able to relate to Cate.

    Thanks, Mimi.

  19. ooh Witches! Love this <3 I have never even heard of this book until now! Thanks so much for sharing this one Mimi! I will be waiting with you for this one to come out <3

    My WoW

  20. Gorgeous cover!!! Great choice!! My Wow is here:Colorimetry

  21. This one looks so good! Here's my WoW.
    Love your blog, new follower :)

  22. I agree: This one sounds awesome. And that cover is to die for. I love it!

    Here's my WoW:

  23. "A Great and Terrible Beauty meets Cassandra Clare..."
    I hate it when publishers do that. Makes this book sounds so awesome. Def putting it on my wishlist now. :)

  24. Aww, I'm so excited about this one too! Ever since first seeing it I've been super curious. It just looks so good! o: And I love everything about witches too ;o Can't wait!

  25. EEEEK! I'm SO looking forward to this one as well! Probably one of my most looked forward books of 2012!

  26. Oh MIMI!! I've heard so many great things about this book!! Great WoW!! (like always) ;)


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