Review: White Cat

Jul •  15 •  2010
Review: White CatWhite Cat by Holly Black
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on May 4th 2010
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: Bought

Cassel comes from a shady, magical family of con artists and grifters. He doesn't fit in at home or at school, so he's used to feeling like an outsider. He's also used to feeling guilty; he killed his best friend, Lila, years ago.

But when Cassel begins to have strange dreams about a white cat, and people around him are losing their memories, he starts to wonder what really happened to Lila. In his search for answers, he discovers a wicked plot for power that seems certain to succeed. But Cassel has other ideas and a plan to con the conmen.

First off, I want to give my props to Holly Black because White Cat was pure genius. Cassel is the youngest in a family of workers struggling to fit in. Cassle starts to sleepwalk making thing dangerous for the facade he so perfectly perfected. He starts to notice that things aren’t right with his memory. He is still haunted by the death of his best friend Lila.

After a series of events and sneaking around, Cassel finally comes to the conclusion that someone is working him. Cassel, not a worker himself, has come to know the ways of working someone without magic. With Cassel quick wittiness and cunning, Cassel begins to fit the pieces of the puzzle that has haunted him for years.

 With his friends, Sam and Daneca, the only people he can trust, Cassel begins to formulate the revenge on those who hurt and betrayed him. And what’s worse? The people who hurt and betrayed him are the ones he trusted the most.

The adventure of reading White Cat was absolutely astounding. I enjoyed every minute of reading it. Holly Black wrote such a great story with an awesome plot line. I have never read something so enticing, so exciting that I was giggling with giddiness while reading it. I loved how the story was something unique, nothing repeated like other books out there. This was a great read.

Happy Reading!




  1. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog 🙂 White Cat has been on my to read list for awhile, I’m glad to hear it’s so good!!

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    Jul 17, 2010

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  3. I have this one on my TBR shelf. I keep hearing such great things about it, thanks for the great review!