Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
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Synopsis: Cate Cahill and her sisters are considered too 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 she's only got a few weeks left before she must declare her choice between marriage or joining the female version of the Brothers, the Sisterhood.
However, after finding her mother's diary, she discovers that the Cahill girls are in grave danger. They aren't safe -not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood -not even from each other.
The Cahill Witch Chronicles is the story of Cate Cahill and her sisters, all three of them are witches living in an alternate version of late nineteenth-century New England. It's a dangerous time to be discovered as a witch because the strict ruling of the brotherhood is out to hunt witches and show them no mercy.
Cate's mother passed away a few years ago and she's left in charge to take care of her sisters since their father has no clue about their magic. Upon discovery of her mother's diary, she discovers a prophecy which sets forth the plot of impending grave danger that will descend upon the sisters.
As if that's not enough, Cate's got to go through an intention ceremony in a few months to declare whether she'll choose to marry or or join the Sisterhood.
Honestly, I adored this trilogy from start to finish. The sisters aspect of the book is so well done and the relation between the girls is developed brilliantly. I adored Cate, the main protagonist. She grows so much from start to finish it's incredible. Even from the beginning, she's got her priorities straight and you can't help but love and root for her.
The prophecy, the mystery and the suspense/action is exhilarating. Let me tell you that the whole series has some fantastic gasp out loud moments and plot twists. And not to mention that the last book is fantastic conclusion. I'm always hesitant of last books because they never really do live up to the rest of the series but this was fantastic all around.
All the side characters are wonderful. You grow to love them all by the end. The family love, the siblings love and the friendship love in this makes me giddy. Also, I love that Jessica Spotswood included LGBT characters in such a non-progressive society and that they were written so well!
Lastly, the romance in this book is so so so swoon worthy. It's adorable, really. I was grinning whenever I read some of the swoony scenes. Ugh, the heartbreak and all the little moments were so so spectacular. I loved every moment of it.