Monday, September 5, 2016

BOOK REVIEW - WHITE CAT by HOLLY BLACK - CURSE WORKERS # 1 - YA PARANORMAL ROMANCE - MARGARET K. MCELDERRY BOOKS - SIMON & SCHUSTER

By : Holly Black
Published By: Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback, 310 Pages

RATING: 4.25 CASSEL STARS!

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 con men.





BOOK REVIEW:

I have had White Cat and Red Glove sitting on my bookshelf for ages. I think I even had to dust a little before reading.

I am a spontaneous reader. I will flip all over the place as I feel it helps to keep my reading pleasure fresh. I’m not judging a same genre book because of the previous one I read.

White Cat is a refreshingly original YA read.

I loved it.

It is a slow-to-get-to-the-point read and that is okay. Holly brings us into Cassel’s story a bit ahead of what we will eventually understand.

If that makes sense?

In other words, keep reading and let your mind play catch up. I was a little disoriented at first, but it is all for a reason.

I feel like we have only just touched the tip of the iceberg with this series.

I really enjoyed all the sub characters and I loved the twist. Sure you can pick a few things out along the way, but then I got my surprise and I like being surprised.

Reading from Cassel’s pov is wonderful and Lila has sass. You can tell this plot took a lot of planning. If you really pay attention to the writing you can see the work gone into it.

I have only read The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black prior to White Cat. I am a bit behind on the Holly Black train, but I have been riding the Cassandra Clare train from the start. Both authors are best buddies. Holly is majorly known for the Spiderwick Chronicles.

I’m looking forward to jumping into Red Glove shortly, because I’m intrigued, especially after I read the excerpt at the end of White Cat.

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