Title: White Cat
Series: The Curse Workers # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal/Powers
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release Date: May 4, 2010
This book was so totally AWESOME!
“Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.
Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-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.
I give it 5 BITES!