Thursday, July 29, 2010

WHITE CAT by Holly Black: A Book Review

can't wait to get it signed by the author!
What happens when a New York Times Best Selling Author leaves behind the dangers of the Unseelie Court and instead turns to a life of crime? Another best seller is born. 

The first in Holly Black's latest Curse Worker trilogy, White Cat is not your average magician-with-wands-and-spells story.  But then again, Black is not your average  author.  

"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 criminals.  Many become mobsters and con artists.  But not Cassel.  He hasn't got magic, 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."

Black breathes life into her characters and soul into their actions.  I plowed through White Cat. Cassel is such a compelling protagonist, he gets under your skin-- in the best kind of way.  More than once, I stopped reading and asked myself, "how does she know SO much about con-artists and mob bosses?"  But I already knew the answer: Black had done her research, and it shows. Trust me you will not be disappointed! 

So if you like your magic a bit more on the dark side, keep it in the family and check out Holly Black's White Cat.

Cassandra Clare, me, Holly Black


  1. Sounds awesome! I'm definitely going to pick this one up :)

  2. Love the pic of you and the black cat. i'm oh-so-patiently holding out for my library to get it in... finger crossed it'll be soon.

    and i so want to read the demon's lexicon. have heard the best of the best things about it

  3. Thanks guys! And thanks for following! HOORAY for shiny new followers on my brand-spankin'-new blog! *throws confetti on your heads* White Cat is definitely awesome, and it's not because I'm Holly Black's semi-pro fangirl. It's just straight up good.

    And I just, JUST started DL, as in am staring at the cover and haven't started reading anything else yet for fear I will be sucked in to all it's wonderful literary goodness- and then life as I know it will cease because I will turn into READING ZOMBIE (and I have two things I HAVE to finish before I succumb). I just needed a picture to put on my blog in the "currently reading section!" I'll keep ya posted!

    Glad to see ya!