Written by: Jessica Spotswood
Released: February 7, 2012 by Putnam Juvenile
Summary: 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?
Oh my god that cover! I think that I would read this book purely based upon the cover – no summary needed. My inner cover whore is showing, I know. Luckily, I’ve wanted to read this novel from the time that I first read the summary and the cover was recently added.
Plus, this is a 2012 debut, which just makes me want to read it all the more. 2012 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for book releases!