Review: White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)Title: White Cat
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: McElderry
Genre(s): young-adult; romance; fantasy
Source: Bought – paperback

My Rating

Synopsis (goodreads):

The first in a trilogy, this gritty, fast-paced fantasy is rife with the unexpected. 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.

My Review:

Honestly, addictive. Holly Black certainly conned me through the book.

I was reading in my bed. I was reading in my car. I was reading instead of studying. That is the effect of the world Holly Black has created.
I had heard so much about this book and when i found it (by chance) i knew i could never let it go. I had made up my mind that i wasn’t going to leave the bookstore without White Cat.

Cassel (who i took an instant liking to) is the youngest member of a family full of workers. For years he has been led to believe that he was the black sheep of the family (the only non-worker) but when he sees through the cracks in the foundation of the facade that his family lives, he realises that most of his life was a lie.
He is the misunderstood, wanting his chance in the spotlight guy. Who has for his whole life lived in the shadow of his brothers. Pampered by a doting mother in jail and lied to by everyone else.

This book i thoroughly enjoyed. Black has this incredible way of keeping the reader engrossed to the point where the book is traveling everywhere with you till the last page is turned. You need to read it to know what you’re missing. It was a fresh change from a female perspective. Instead here we had a male protagonist that literally hooked me to the book.

I suggest you grab your own copy and delve into Black’s world. Can’t wait to get my hands on Red Glove.

 

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