Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (55)--White Cat by Holly Black

Release Date: May 4, 2010 from Margaret K. McElderry


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.

New Holly Black......enough said!!


  1. I really love the sound of WC! Awesome pick :)

  2. I just got this arc in the mail yesterday. It looks good!

  3. I am over the moon to think Holly Black has a new book out. I can't wait.

  4. I'm just about finished reading Tithe and I like Holly Black's style so far. I'll be putting this on my list if her next two books in the series are just as good as the first!

  5. Sounds interesting for sure. Adding it to my list. :)

  6. This looks cool. I haven't read anything by her but this sounds interesting. I might go for it, even though I don't normally read from guy's perspective's.