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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Quickie: White Cat by Holly Black in 90 Seconds

Guys, it is hard to make a min & 1/2 review. For reals. But I finished with a second to spare, so take that, countdown clock!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments if you've read the book or want to.  And make sure to check back for this week's FFO, which will feature the Curse Worker series!
And as always, happy reading!

WHITE CAT by Holly Black
Fantasy, 310 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by 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. (from Goodreads)


  1. I think you cheated with the editing! No, I'm totally just kidding... I really like this idea! I love reading your written reviews too, but this was fun :)

  2. I could never do a review in 90 secs. I ramble too much.

    I loved this book! Really need to get around to reading Red Glove...

  3. I think you have in 90 seconds convinced me to check this out asap. Thanks doll!

  4. LOL! I am very very impressed that you were able to articulate your love for WHITE CAT so well. I listened to the audiobook of White Cat a few weeks ago and I really loved it. I definitely want to read the next book though. I hope I can get to it soon!

  5. Believe it or not, I remember thinking that this would be a book you might like when I originally read it back in 2010. It struck me as very "you" haha. I enjoyed it as well though. Like you, I loved the world building, and the ending definitely had me wondering what was going to happen next.

    P.S. You talk with your hands so much it makes me laugh, but only because I do it too. When I tried to do my first vlog awhile back, I accidentally knocked the camera off my desk because I was getting so into what I was saying. Needless to say, I decided to put vlogs on the back burner for the time being! Lol.

  6. You HAVE to talk with your hands. I mean, how else are you going to get your point across? ;P

    (And yeah, I've definitely sent the camera flying a time or two...)

  7. Loved the review :)

    I haven't read this series yet but it's definitely on my TBR list.


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