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Star Cursed
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Plot 
 
5.0
Characters 
 
4.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
At the end of Born Wicked, we see that Cate has entered the Sisterhood and Finn has joined the Brotherhood, unbeknownst of Cate’s intentions. Cate agonizes over the decision but does what she feels is right. Star Cursed opens a month into her stay at the Sisterhood’s convent, where she has been taking her classes while being gawked upon by the other girls for being the prophesized witch. The situation on the outside grows progressively worse as the Brothers intensify their efforts to find the prophesized witch. The oracle they captured, Brenna, makes a prediction that leads them to instituting new laws and pushing the women down further. Girls are starting to be arrested for minor things and tested to see if they are the prophesized witch. With this storm brewing outside, the Sisterhood is now restless with action and inaction. Two factions develop within the sisterhood – one that wants to wage a war against the Brothers and other that wants to wait for a good opportunity. The first half of the story deals with Cate trying to decide the best way about this mess.

To save her sisters, she requests for them to be brought to the sisterhood. Maura and Tess, both are delighted at being here, but both at greater risk with the new prophecy. The Brotherhood is cracking down harder than before, and with this desperate situation, tough choices are being made. The rivalry between Cate and Maura deepens and Sister Elez takes opportunity of this fact. Towards the end, a big change has been wrought that will change the future of the Sisterhood.
Now, about the characters – Cate is brilliant as usual – she is strong-willed, has a tender heart and is not swayed easily by Elez’s lures. Maura, on the other hand, just gets worse as she imagines herself to be the prophesized witch. She is so drunk on power that she is willing to get her sister out of the way. Tess grows in to a woman – she is no longer the timid, coddled one – she knows she has a tremendous burden to carry and has her head on her shoulders. Finn – is swoon-worthy as always – and I hate what Maura did to him. I would also add - Cate grows tremendously in this book. She doubts that she can lead the Sisterhood but she absolutely perfect for being the leader. It makes me really look forward to the next book as she has some very tough decisions ahead of her. Also, with the prophesy, I am worried about her and Maura.

Star Cursed was quite an engaging read. It’s all – will they be able to carry that out? Oh my gosh, will this one be caught? The entire book goes quite darker than Born Wicked and there is always an imminent danger hanging overhead. In fact, it was quite difficult for me to put down once I began with the third chapter; I continued on till the end of the book. Definite 5 stars from me.
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