Tuesday 11 June 2013

Born Wicked and an Interview


I'm here to share with you The Cahill Witch Chronicles! Born Wicked is the first book which is already released, guys! And Star Cursed, the sequel, which will be released on the 18th of June 2013 (ONE WEEK TO GO!), unless you live in the UK like me and will have to wait until March 2014. *Sniffles* 
Anyways, you can check out Born Wicked and it's trailer below if you haven't heard of or read it yet. Also, don't miss my interview with Jessica Spotswood about 
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #1)
Born Wicked (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1) by Jessica Spotswood
Release Date: January 8, 2013
Everybody thinks 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. Then Cate finds her mother's diary, and uncovers 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. But if what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe--not even from each other.
I adore that trailer! So cute. Have any of you read Born Wicked? If you haven't you can check out my review HERE! If you've already read it, have you pre-ordered the sequel?
Now, let's welcome Jessica Spotswood!
How did you get the idea for Born Wicked?
Like Cate, I'm the oldest of three sisters. I had a dream in which my sisters and I were fighting over a magical locket from our mom. There's no magical locket in the Cahill Witch Chronicles, but I was intrigued by the idea of writing about the complicated mix of love & sibling rivalry between sisters.

Which of the Cahill sisters is your favourite?
Cate, because I'm in her head / her point of view and know her best. But I love all three of them and see some of myself in Maura and Tess, too. 

If you were in Cate's position would you choose Paul or Finn?
Finn! Bookish, freckled, awkward boys FTW!

Favourite YA book/series?
GRACELING, FIRE, and BITTERBLUE by Kristin Cashore

Sum up Star Cursed in three words.
Sisters & witches & kissing

Can you give us any hints for the title of the third book?
I can't! But only because I have no idea what it's going to be. I'm terrible with titles. I did manage to come up with STAR CURSED, but my editor titled BORN WICKED.

Are there any other projects you're working on?
Not officially. Before BORN WICKED sold, I started working on a retelling of Sleeping Beauty from the point of view of her half-fey bastard best friend, though, and I'd love to get back to work on that when I have the time. 
Jessica SpotswoodAbout the Author:
Jessica grew up in a tiny one-stoplight town in Pennsylvania, where she could be found swimming, playing clarinet, memorizing lines for the school play, or—most often—with her nose in a book. She has been writing since she was little but studied theatre in college and grad school. Now Jessica lives in Washington, DC with her brilliant playwright husband and a cuddly cat named Monkey.
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Make sure you've added Born Wicked and Star Cursed to your to-read list this summer because the story is pretty awesome!!

Have a good week,
Sam :)


  1. I'm intrigued by the Sleeping Beauty story!

  2. I adored this charming novel from debut author Jessica Spotswood. I can't wait to continue on with the series and see what happens to Cate and her sisters.