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Wednesday, June 15, 2011


 White Cat by Holly Black
 Pages: 310 (Hardcover)
 Series: The Curse Workers Book 1
 Release Date: May 4, 2010
Publisher: McElderry Books

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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. 

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love — or death 

First Thoughts: Well, my friend introduced me to it and the series like today and I was like "hm, it's by Holly Black, so it might be good like all her other books. But I didn't expected to fall in love with it and finished it in a day!

Cover: The cover is awesome!!! I love how he is holding the white cat which is what the book is called White Cat. It goes perfectly with the title which I like. One of my favorite cover of all time.

 Setting: The setting is amazing, so dark and detailed with the curse workers. Dark and fitting for the book. I love it.

Characters: The characters are awesome and solid, Cassel's voice is strong and can be calm at the same time. I like everyone in this book except Lila's brother who I don't care to remember his name. Everyone in the book is unique in their way somehow.

Plot: White Cat is about a seventeen year old boy named Cassel who is a outside in his family which are curse workers, oh so he thought. He killed his best friend, Lila when he was little, then started having dreams about a white cat. White Cat is a dark, detailed plot that makes you want to read it forever if you are into this types of books and when it ended, you just have to get the next book. It is unpredictable that makes you sometimes go "that the hell just happen?!" It is detailed perfectly full with slight romance, dark and details.

Recommends: Everyone in the universe!!

Rate: ★ 5/5 Stars!

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