Thursday, 27 November 2014

Review: Sister's Fate by Jessica Spotswood

Book: Sister's Fate

Series: Cahill Witch Chronicles #3

Author: Jessica Spotswood

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile 

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 360 Pages

Source: Purchased with my own money from Amazon

Where to Buy: Chapters Indigo, Amazon CA, Book Depository

BE WARNED! SPOILERS AHEAD! Even in the Goodreads Summary, there are spoilers for books 1 & 2! Read at your own risk!

Goodreads Summary

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 Review

If you read Star Cursed, you probably know why I was scared to read this one. There was a massive cliffhanger at the end of the second book, and there were so many ways where Jessica Spotswood could take the easy way out, and have the third book flop. I am so happy that that didn't happen, and I'm so happy with how the series ended.

SO i am desperate to have Cate as my best friend. She is honestly one of the most well rounded, relatable protagonists in YA right now. She's got her fair share of weaknesses, but it's what she chooses to focus on that is what makes her so incredible. There are a couple moments in Sister's Fate when you can see how much Cate has been through, and the toll it's taken on her, but she pushes on. She knows that she can't dwell on what has happened in her personal life if she's going to make a change within New London.

I felt like this book was just a step up from the others. Everything was heightened. The stakes were higher, the relationships were more intense, and everything was on the edge. Even while reading, you could tell that something was on the verge of happening. I loved the suspense that was written in, and how it affected the characters.

And, of course, it wouldn't be a Jessica Spotswood book without a little romance! This is where the spoilers come in. If you haven't read the first two, PLEASE SKIP THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH!! ....Alright! Let's keep going.

The end of Star Cursed slayed me. Like, I was on the ground bawling, unable to contain my emotions. Cate and Finn, in my mind, always made sense. It was like even they knew how bad things were, but as long as they were together, things didn't seem half bad. And to Finn have no recollection of their relationship was so heartbreaking. Even though I would have given anything to have had him remember, i'm so glad Jessica didn't just cheat and give him back all his memories. I think that it was what was right, and it fit the story. Cate needed to stand on her own, and focus on her sisters, and this was just the push she needed.

Sister's Fate was an incredible end to one of my all time favourite series. The Cahill Witch chronicles is a poigniant series that stands on its own. The series holds back no punches, and doesn't care what people want, instead focusing on what it needs. There are so many things that Cate and Tess and Maura have taught me, and this is a series that I will never forget.

5/5 stars. Goodbye, Cate, and thank you for all you've taught me. Goodluck on everything that is to come.


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