Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood

September 10th, 2014 Kimberly Review 48 Comments

10th Sep
Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood
Sisters' Fate
by Jessica Spotswood
Series: Cahill Witch Chronicles #3
Genres: Paranormal
Source: Publisher
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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.

After the jaw-dropping cliffhanger in Star Cursed, I was anxious to dive into Sisters’ Fate the final Cahill Witch Chronicles novel by Jessica Spotswood. What a nail-biting journey this has been as we followed three sisters, all witches, prophesied about living in one of the most oppressive periods. Sisters’ Fate was gripping, dark, and at times pulled on the reader’s heartstrings but it was equally powerful and uplifting.

These are dark times and the dangers to women are high. If a young woman sneezed or looked in the wrong direction, she could be accused of being a witch. Sisters’ Fate picks up where Star Cursed left off, and things are not going well for the sisters. The Brotherhood finds its ranks divided, and even the Sisters are in the midst of a power struggle amongst themselves. Cate is devastated at losing Finn and her relationship with Maura has her experiencing feelings of anger, betrayal and loss. Tess is still adorable and optimistic despite all that she sees. She wants the siblings to a united front and struggles with her responsibilities and being on the cusp of womanhood. Maura makes me crazy, and yet I see the yearning in her for acceptance and love. We see growth in each of the characters, especially Cate, and the author was able to sway my feelings easily.

There are two themes running throughout the Cahill Witch Chronicles. The first is the oppressive and volatile world these young women live in and that of the prophecy. The second has been the romance of Cate and Finn. After the developments in Star Cursed, I feared their romance had ended, but Spotswood kept the thread alive and did so beautifully. Nothing felt forced, and I swooned. The tale slowly built, with added threads regarding an illness sweeping the streets and the underground revolutionist. It was all very intense and captivating. As I read, I found myself holding my breath, gasping, and shedding a tear or two as we moved towards the climax. The series wrapped up in a predictable, yet well done manner. After the wicked ride, it left me satisfied. There is an epilogue, and it added a lovely closing to this trilogy.

Fans of the Cahill Witch Chronicles will be pleased with the final journey Sisters’ Fate takes them on.

About Jessica Spotswood

Jessica hearts- books, yoga, tea, cardamom cookies, the color pink, board games, theater, twirly dresses, and bells chiming the hour. She is frighteningly enthusiastic. She lives in a hipster neighborhood in Washington, DC with her brilliant playwright husband and a very cuddly cat named Monkey, and she is a full-time author.

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48 Responses to “Sisters’ Fate by Jessica Spotswood”

  1. Tressa

    I heard about the cliffhanger from book 2 and so I’ll be reading both that one and this one this month together. I also have been warned about Maura and I’m sure I’ll be frustrated with her. So glad you liked these! They should definitely be worth my time. 🙂

  2. Lauren

    I’m so glad to hear the finale was pleasing for you – I’ve really enjoyed the series so far and am looking forward to reading this!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy Lauren, I thought she did a fantastic job even if she pulled at my heart strings:)

  3. ShootingStarsMag

    That’s great you found the ending worthy of the series. I do want to read these books. It’s nice to know it ends at three; at least I won’t have too much to get caught up on. 🙂

  4. Jess

    I love when books are so good they make me hold my breath! This sounds like an intense and fascinating series. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Mary

    I haven’t read any of these — and I need to! (Although I read too fast and read ” the dangers to women are high” as “the women are high”…this is what happens when you skim, people. Though it might have added another layer to the story!! Heh.)

  6. Lily

    oh god I actually haven’t read this series yet but i’m thinking of maybe binging the entire series know that all three books are out! glad you enjoyed this conclusion and that everything wrapped up nicely for you! Great review Kimba 🙂

  7. Katherine

    You’re killing me here. Another witchcraft series! I’m going to need a room just for my TBR LIST. Glad this series stayed strong. That makes me confident to start at the beginning.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is well written Katherine, and I think you would appreciate the depth and atmosphere.

  8. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Wait… what? #3?! I enjoyed #1 and haven’t continued. What is wrong with me? This sounds fab and now at least I don’t have to deal with the horrid cliffie in #2! 🙂 I’m happy this one ends satisfying since I don’t often enjoy ending books. Looks like I need to get on the other 2!

  9. Heidi

    I was hoping to try this series and I never got around to it. I am so glad that it ended well and that everything ended on a high note.

  10. Ann M. Noser

    Ugh. You keep ADDING to my TBR pile! 🙂
    Actually, this one caught my eye earlier, so glad to know you liked it.
    I’ve NO IDEA when I’ll get to it, plus have to read the first book first.
    Any wedding jitters? haha

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No both my daughter and her fiance are getting excited as the day gets closer. He is even wearing his wedding band like an engagement ring..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee! Enjoy Candace and now you won’t have to suffer through the cliffy 🙂

  11. Debbie Haupt

    Oh Wow Kimba I’m in and ordering all books thanks for this fantastic review. Have to be sure and only read them during the day. 😉

  12. laura thomas

    You’ve convinced me to try this series. I feel I’m missing out! And I love the cover art for this one.
    I’m glad you enjoyed this after mentioning the cliffhanger ending of the last book and fearing for the romance.

  13. Quinn

    I’ve been meaning to read this series for awhile, now, and still haven’t gotten there. Glad you liked this so much!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Do you know how many books/series/trilogies are on my wishlist or in my tbr pile. I so understand Quinn. I read 307 books last year and still didn’t scratch the surface of what I wanted to read. Job wanted: Full Time Reader/Reviewer :snort:

  14. Kristin

    Hmmm, maybe I should start this series? It’s really that good? 4.5 cups good, huh? Would you believe THIS book is sitting on our new book shelf right now at the library?!?! UGH, no one has any taste where I live… except me… 🙂

    I need to get my head out of the NA romances (tee, hee!)

  15. kindlemom1

    Yay! You don’t even know how happy I am to see this review! I really need to read the last two books, I loved the first one.

    Wonderful review Kim!!

  16. Jenea

    Man, there is a cliffhanger for Star Cursed, I’ll have to keep that in mind. My library actually has the 2nd and 3rd books. 🙂 I love when a book can make you hold your breath with excitement. Wonderful review.

  17. Melliane

    I have the first book since its release but I confess that I still need to get into it one day. I’m so behind! It’s nice to see you continu to have a good time with it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ah, we are all behind on something Melliane, but these will be worth it when you finally begin.

  18. Silvia

    A Witches & Witchcraft read sounds quite appealing to me. I think I’d better check this Trilogy out! Great review, Kimberly, I’m glad you had a wonderful time with those books 🙂