White Cat by Holly Black is the first in the series called The Curse Workers. The main character in this book is called Cassel Sharpe who is the only non-worker out of his family of criminal workers. Curse work is illegal so most end up being con artists or mobsters, like his family who serve one of the biggest Mobs in town with the family name of Zacharov. Cassel feels like he's the odd one out, with his family and even at school. There is one thing criminal about him though...he killed his best friend, Lila at the age of fourteen... He keeps dreaming about a white cat and he feels like it is maybe more than just a dream. There is also the fact that he keeps waking up, only to realize he's been sleep walking. Is it sleepwalking? Cassel begins to doubt everything that he's sure about including himself. Especially his brothers who Cassel thinks are keeping a massive secret from him that could change his life...
Holly Black's White Cat is a super, ultra, fantastic read. This is my first time reading a book by Holly Black and I have to say, I LOVE her writing. Just when you think you've got the mystery solved, it wrenches you into something completely different, making this a book you can't put down!
I give it a 4.5 out of 5
I can't wait for the next book, Red Glove, which is coming out on April 5! Same day as Plague by Micheal Grant and City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare! woop woop!
Red Glove cover :