Official Stuff –
Author – Jessica Spotswood
Pages – 368
Publisher – Putnam
Series – Cahill Witch Chronicles
A fever ravages New London, but with the Brotherhood sending suspected witches straight to the gallows, the Sisters are powerless against the disease. They can’t help without revealing their powers—as Cate learns when a potent display of magic turns her into the most wanted witch in all of New England.
To make matters worse, Cate has been erased from the memory of her beloved Finn. While she’s torn between protecting him from further attacks and encouraging him to fall for her all over again, she’s certain she can never forgive Maura’s betrayal. And now that Tess’s visions have taken a deadly turn, the prophecy that one Cahill sister will murder another looms ever closer to its fulfillment.
My Rating – 4 of 5 stars
This is the 3rd and final book in the Cahill Witch Chronicles, this review will contain spoilers about the previous books.
Honestly I don’t know how to feel about this book. I liked it well enough but I didn’t LOVE it. It was a decent ending to this series.
The book starts right where we left off with the last book. Maura has erased Finn’s mind; taking everything to do with Cate and their relationship. Maura thinks it’s for the good of the Sisterhood (under the influence of Inez of course), that trusting anyone in the Brotherhood (even a spy for their side) is a mistake.
Cate is heartbroken. And angry at Maura, Inez, and the Brotherhood. Now that Inez is the leader of the Sisterhood, Cat doesn’t know who she can trust. It seems as though everyone is picking sides. Plus, everyone now knows Tess is the Oracle and the stress of it all seems to be wearing on her.
The Brotherhood is planning to take drastic action again the women they claim are witches. The laws against women are becoming stricter and the Brotherhood is completely ignoring a sickness that is taking over the city.
Cate is forced to take drastic measures that reveals her true nature to the Brotherhood. She becomes the most wanted witch in New London. But she also needs to protect her sister, win Finn’s heart again, and save all the people dying from the sickness that is quickly spreading all over the city.
Not to mention the prophecy of the death of a sister.
Overall, I’m conflicted about this book. It wasn’t bad, by any means, I just felt that there was too much going on. It was hard to pin down exactly what the plot was. The death of the sister was predictable though not (that doesn’t make sense, I know). I supposed I’m trying to say I didn’t like the exact way it happened. It felt rushed and a bit random.
Finn. Oh poor, poor, Finn. He knows something is up but not what. I feel so bad for him. Maria only wiped his memories of his relationship with Cate, not anything else. He still remembers her, still knows who she is, that she used to come into his mom’s shop. He knows that something happened between them at some point. He’s incredibly sweet still, or course, but a bit more questioning.
The ending, well, I felt it was a bit anticlimactic. It was a bit rushed and wrapped up a tad too nicely. I would’ve liked a little more insight into the future of that characters. It just kind of ends quickly.
Overall, I highly recommend this series. Especially if you like swoony boy kisses and powerful witches.