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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wishlist Wednesday: Born Wicked

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Historical Fantasy, 326 pages
Expected publication: February 7th 2012 fromPutnam Juvenile

Cate Cahill and her sisters are considered eccentric bluestockings—a little odd, a little unfashionable, and far too educated for their own good. The truth is more complicated; they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it could mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave. Before their mother died, she entrusted Cate with keeping them safe and keeping everyone, including their father, in the dark about their powers. When her father employs a governess and Cate begins to receive notes from her missing, presumed-mad godmother, her task becomes much more difficult. As Cate searches for answers in banned books and rebellious new friends, she must juggle unwanted proposals, tea parties, and an illicit attraction to the new gardener. Cate will do anything to protect her sisters, but at what cost to herself?

So many things about this says that I had to include it in the quirky/oddball Helluva Halloween.  I mean, once you get past that gorgeous cover, just look at some of the keywords up there: Eccentric. Blue-stocking (a term I adore). Asylum.  Illicit. Banned books.  I mean, come on!
How 'bout you guys?  Anyone wishing for this one?

Any quirky/oddball books on your wishlist?

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  1. banned books FTW! haha. i love books about witches.. and thanks for putting this up here, i didn't even know about this one!! i usually find great books suggestions through your blog! =)


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