Wednesday, March 27, 2013

White Cat by Holly Black Review

Title: White Cat
Author: Holly Black
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Series: The Curse Workers, book one
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Beautiful, gritty, and thrilling, White Cat utterly swept me away--I couldn't put it down. Holly Black, where have you been all my literary life?!

Cassel Sharpe lives in a world that is much like ours--but not quite. The world, in a way, is divided: between humans and workers. 'Workers' is a slang word for curse workers: people who can manipulate things like emotions, luck, and memories. Cassel is the one 'normal' kid in a family of workers: a family of criminals using their powers to receive money and prestige. Cass is noticing strange things: His brothers are keeping secrets, and he's losing chunks of time without knowing why. He starts investigating, and it leads him down a road of danger, self-discovery, and secrets.

What I enjoyed:
-There was honestly nothing I didn't like about this novel--it was amazing and I can't wait for the sequel!
-The mystery of it all
-Cass, and the way all he wants to do is fit in, like any normal teenager
-Cass's crazy family
-The mythology of it all, and how believable it all seemed
-The ending! Gah!

I'd recommend this for anyone who loves a good mystery with a dash of mystery and intrigue mixed in. It was beautiful, pure literary magic. Next on deck: Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst!

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