Here is the summary of the book:
Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they’re witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship—or an early grave. Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with only six months left to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word... especially after she finds her mother’s diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family’s destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate starts scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra. If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood—not even from each other.
Set in 19th century, of the time when society and being prim and proper was the norm. While this book didn't dazzle me but it was likeable. And since this is historic London with the witchy twist so you can't expect action and adventure but as Victorian way of life suggests calm and demure, a way of dong everything the curtains.
The first half of the book was pretty boring and slow. Since Spotswood's book follows Victorian mannerism and fashion. there is a deep suspicion in the air. And people like our lead characters Cate, Tess and Maura, the Cahill sisters run great risk of being found out as born witches and taken away to an asylum or penalty of death.
A good start to the series. A little slow at first but picks up speed at the middle.
"The Cahill Witches were quite likeable in Victorian London"