Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (14)

My pick for this week is....

White Cat by Holly Black


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 -- and your dreams might be more real than your memories.

Coming in May

Holly Black is a great author, and this books sounds amazing!

8 comments:

  1. the cover art is gorgeous, but I'm not really taken by the author's writing...I may still give this a go though, since the premise is rather interesting as well =)

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  3. Oooh I've seen this around a lot today. The cover intrigues me, and I think it sounds so good :)

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  4. I do want to read this and will soon. Wanna win a copy?? Check out my blog!!!

    -lauren

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  5. I think the blurb sounds fab but the cover distrurbs me!

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  6. this sounds amazing, and the cover is SWEET! i will def have to read this.

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  7. I agree, sounds like a great book. I actually have this in a list of WoW's to come in the future.

    Thanks for posting about it. :o)

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