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This novel is eerie and dark, with terrifying secrets and evil plots. Black weaves a beautiful world where magic exists and is feared. You'll see how backstabbing your loved ones is just as easy as loving them. This starter to a sure-to-be-a-hit series shouldn't be missed.
Summary: Curse working is illegal, and curse workers are branded as scoundrels and con artists. Cassel is the only one in his family who's not a curse worker. Although he's the "straight" kid in a cursed family, he killed his best friend, Lila, years ago. How he's having terrifying dreams of a white cat and suspects a secret plot between his brothers. He'll have to unravel his past to out-con the people he thought he knew best. — ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK REVIEWS, May 2010
* "Beautifully realized dark fantasy" - Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Urban fantasy, con story, coming of age--whatever you call it, read it." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. She lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.See all Product Description
I liked the old cover, but I do like this one better. It's really neat how the whole illustration is drawn from a bunch of circles. Read more
The story is a little complex from the start, and it was a little hard to get into without figuring out the facts first. Read morePublished on April 4 2011 by Karoline
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Cassel is from a family of curse workers and is the only one that doesn't have the magic touch. Read more
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I am not going to lie, this is the most complex/ complicated book I have read in some time (and by complicated I do not mean "the author... Read more
I've read the Tithe trilogy and that was interesting. Actually, after i finished reading each of the Tithe books, i was blown away. But this book was okay. Read morePublished on Oct. 7 2010 by Cozy Evenings with a Book
The previous reviewers have done an excellent and comprehensive job of describing "White Cat", so I won't add to their description of the plot/narrative. Read morePublished on July 11 2010 by Callanit
Holly Black is fast becoming one of my favourite female authors. I now rank her with Terry Tempest Williams, Madeleine L'Engle and Kathy Shaidle. Read morePublished on May 7 2010 by Steven R. McEvoy