Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Holly Black's: The WHITE CAT

The White Cat is the first book in a new urban fantasy trilogy from Holly Black. No faerie world this time, but a 1920s mobster world where one out of a thousand people is a "curse worker" with a paranormal ability. One of the concepts in the story, that I liked, is that curse workers must contend with blow-back when they use their abilities.  Cassel, a boy from a con artist family where everyone has a paranormal ability, but him, is struggling against his dreams and memories that are forcing him into dangerous situations. When you are from a con artist family it is hard to know who to trust. There are enough twists to this cat's tale to be an enjoyable read.  I recommend it to those who like urban fantasy.  Rating: 3 and a half stars.

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