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.
“We’ve got to be brave, even if we’re frightened sometimes.”
~ from Chapter 13 ~
Star Cursed is heart-wrenchingly good!
Among the three sisters, I like Tess the most. I love that even though she is the youngest, she is not childish or whiny. I love how sensible she is and even when she has to face some awful conditions, she remains quite calm. I just wish Maura (the middle sister) had treated her with more respect and kindness.
Maura is quite the opposite of Tess. She is inconsiderate, arrogant and selfish, and I sometimes wonder if it’s her sense of insecurity that drove her to be so bitter. She is just so… unashamedly obnoxious! As you can tell, I don’t like Maura. I’d even say I despise her somewhat. I seldom feel an urge or desire to talk about characters that I dislike but this young lady is just AWFUL – and the worst part? She never believes she’s done anything wrong (?!). And if I had a list of most hated fictional characters, I’d say she’d easily climb up to the very top!
Cate, being the oldest, has always been protective. I like that in this installment, she is more willing to step outside of her comfort zone and it’s good to see her listening to her conscience as she makes up her mind to take some risky action. I just hope she would remain strong especially now that she knows it’s beyond her control to keep her sisters safe.
The pacing of the story is superb and I like that this installment offers more background details about the corrupted nature of the Brotherhood as well as the inharmonious discord within the Sisterhood.
Would I prefer a different ending for this installment? No, as I think the ending has just the right mix of angst, hopelessness and boldness to propel the characters into their ultimate showdown in the next book.
I can’t wait to read the conclusion to this thrilling trilogy in 2014!