Books by Jessica Spotswood

THE RADICAL ELEMENT by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2018

"A needed collection to broaden understanding of the many different faces of history. (Anthology. 14-18)"
Editor Spotswood offers a collection of historical stories about young women, bold and brave, many who traverse territory slated only for men. Read full book review >
WILD SWANS by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 3, 2016

"For anyone who suffers from too-heavy expectations, Ivy will ring true in this engaging, nearly flawless coming-of-age novel. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles against the expectations and messy history of her family. Read full book review >
A TYRANNY OF PETTICOATS by Jessica Spotswood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"Readers of historical fiction and adventure need look no further. (Historical short stories. 14 & up)"
This group of 15 original short stories, penned by a mix of authors both well-known and relatively new, places young women of racially diverse backgrounds at the centers of fictional narratives throughout American history. Read full book review >
SISTERS' FATE by Jessica Spotswood
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 14, 2014

"The riveting, ambitious plot and strong, moral-yet-fallible heroine are a winning combination. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Tensions between the Brotherhood and the Sisterhood, complicated by a prophecy, come to a head in the Cahill Witch Chronicles trilogy's conclusion. Read full book review >
STAR CURSED by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2013

"Page-turning intrigues make this a strong sequel. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Cate Cahill is torn between competing factions of the Sisterhood, as the witches disguised as nuns prepare to fight the Brothers' theocracy. Read full book review >
BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"An imperfect heroine, strong female supporting cast and measured tension counter underdeveloped male characters. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Ever since their mother died, Cate has been responsible not just for raising her sisters, but for making sure that they stay safe and undiscovered by the Brotherhood priests as witches. Read full book review >