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White Cat At first when I read the blurb I saw mobsters and con artists and was like, I don t know man, that doesn t sound good I ve loved everything else so far by Holly Black, so I was like, well, let me go ahead and take a chance on this Plus, what a weirdly cool title And I LOVE weird things Cassel was so awesome, and it felt nice As seen on The ReadventurerWell, well, well Color me surprised Just when I decided never to read another Holly Black work again due to our seemingly conflicting ideas about what good writing is , Emily s review of White Cat convinced me to give the author one final try And, who knew, I really, really liked it Actually, this book is one of the strongest YA UF novels I ve ever read I am not exactly sure what made Black change her writing style so drastically, but I won t be complaining Somehow her characters are no longer repulsive and her writing is a lot polished than before As for the story itself, I thought it was fantastic It is set in an AU America where certain people have magic abilities they are called curse workers They can manipulate emotions, change memories, bring luck or death The magic is worked through touch Cassel, the narrator, belongs to a family of curse workers con artists He can do cons too, but has no magic abilities When he finds himself sleepwalking on the roof of his school dorm, haunted by the memories of a dream where a white cat asks for his help, Cassel embarks on a trip to discover mysteries of his past, present and the white cat.Even though I d read way too many reviews of White Cat before starting the novel, I still managed to be thorough No Es Agradable Despertarse A Medianoche En El Tejado Del Internado Completamente Desnudo Sin Saber C Mo Has Podido Llegar Hasta All Y Recordar Nicamente Que Estabas So Ando Con Una Gata Blanca.Cassel Sharpe Pertenece A Una Familia Donde Todos Tienen Poderes Y Los Utilizan Clandestinamente Su Madre Est Entre Rejas Por Timar A Millonarios, Su Abuelo Y Su Hermano Mayor Trabajan Para Una De Las Grandes Familias De La Mafia Tan Solo Su Hermano Mediano, Que Estudia En La Universidad, Y L Est N Al Margen El Primero Porque No Utiliza Su Habilidad, Y Cassel Porque No Posee Ninguna Siempre Ha Sido El Raro En Su Familia, Por Carecer De Poderes Fuera De Ella, Por La Familia Que Tiene Aunque Cassel Solo Aspira A Ser Normal , Y Lo Es En Todos Los Aspectos Salvo Por Un Peque O Detalle Hace Tres A Os Se Despert Y Descubri Que Hab A Matado A Lily, Su Mejor Amiga E Hija Del Capo Local La Familia Tuvo Que Encubrirlo Ahora, Sinembargo, Empiezan A Sucederle Cosas Raras Reread 10 30 Cassel is still the sarcastic little shit I remembered I have no other option than loving him even I hate that I love this I hate that the adrenaline pumping through the roots of my body is filling me with giddy glee I m not a good person This book was full of charms See what I did thereCharm 1 I do love me some liar Beware of Cassel Sharpe, professional liar and Master of the game of make believe You re going to love him. Being a con artist means thinking that you re smarter than everyone else and that you ve thought of everything That you can get away with anything That you can con anyone.I wish I could say that I don t think about the con when I deal with people, but the difference between me and my mother is that I don t con myself Charming, deceptive, untrustworthy, sarcastic, selfish Of course I loved Cassel, what do you think Since he was fourteen and well, hmm, killed his best friend and first love, Cassel learnt that to survive he has to become a Master of pretending All the time FriendshipNothing than an exchange of goods Who d want a killer of a friend Yeah No hands raised That s what I thought LoveYeah, sure A good way to fake normality FamilyYou mean the curse workers who always kept him in the Why did I just now read thisWHY Imagine this scenario Cassel and Kaz Brekker Six of Crows if you did not know that, please imagine my eyeballs bulging out of my head sit at a cafe and ponder schemey things Cassel looks up, notices there s a girl running toward them Kaz frowns Then the girl runs past, grinning really widely, wavi THIS IS LITERALLY THE BEST AND MOST UNDERRATED BOOK I HAVE EVER EVER READ I feel like my new life goal is going to be shouting about this book from the rooftops IT IS THAT GOOD It s mind numbingly good lt has some of the best plot twists and character development andIt s Supernatural meets the mafia It is You don t need me to say any THAT ALONE SHOULD SELL YOU Crimeohhhh my gosh I love crime Yes that sounds bad But I love crime in books We good Okay We re good It s like a family business, being a worker You get born a curseworker though, so Cassel, who is the youngest of a COMPLETE worker family is a non worker and that skind of hard for him His big brothers are deep into the family work for crime bosses They work for Zackeroff Hey, I listened to it on audio, so nooooo clue how any of the spellings go Just bear with me Cons Crimes Murder Blood money LIKE WHY HASN T EVERYONE READ THIS YET Cassel is one of my favourite characters of all time now He s a con man although to be hoenst, he sucks 4.5 Spoiler free review I went into this book expecting to like it, because the premise sounded awesome, but I was wary, since it s not exactly a book I see all around goodreads But this blew my expectations out of the park I loved this book, like, a lot To the point where I can t even form coherent sentences to explain why I loved this book so much But I can t read the next book in this trilogy until after I finish my review, so here I am trying and probably failing to string together a few thoughts that actually make sense.So, I ll start with the plot This book follows Cassel, the only member of his family who doesn t possess magical powers known as curseworkers Doing magic or working was banned, and so most curseworkers and curseworker families become criminals Cassel has grown up in a family of conmen, and has learned to become one himself, despite his lack of magic He s put up a whole facade of normalcy around his life he goes to a normal school with normal kids and acts as normal as he can pretend to be But Cassel s not like these kids, he never can be, because he s got a secret he killed his Best Friend three years ago But just when Cassel s beginning to fit in Buddy read with Angela and JennyJenSeeing as how everyone and their mother has pretty much already read and reviewed this book you don t need a long rehash from me as to what happened Instead, I think I ll talk about my reading experience This story for me was like being in a fistfight First it opens with a scene so intriguing I dub it an insta hook It hit me like a right hook Just when I began to really feel bad for the main character it sucker punched me Dirty move, I know It was okay though, because it pulled the next few punches as the story really began and I learned about the MC, Cassel, and his curse working family Damn that false sense of security I was blinded by all the world building and didn t realize the threat of a beat down was still looming And then and then it hit me right when I thought we d finally come to terms with each othe Curse workers hated, feared, beloved.Some can make you forget your own name Others can kill you with a single touch Rarest of all some can even transform you into something entirely different.But don t forget, their powers are a curse They experience a backlash with every use of their powers If a luck worker gives you good fortune, they will experience a pleasant kickback If they give too much luck, they may spend forever in a blissed out state The backlash can be unpredictable if a death worker kills you, part of them will die a tooth, or a finger, or maybe even their heart Most curse workers are tied to the black market or other criminal enterprises Cassel s family is in the thick of it Clever as the devil and twice as pretty Cassel comes from a long line of curse workers and criminals He s the only one from his family without powers but he does his best to keep up with the family business whether it be running an illegal betting ring in his high school or scamming tourists with trinkets I can t trust the people I care about not to hurt me And I m not sure I can trust myself not to hurt them, either. Oh, and he killed 4.5 starsI really, really enjoyed pretty much everything about this book An exciting mystery, memorable characters and a touch of magic I can t express how excited I am about reading Red Glove as soon as possible.Holly Black is an author that never really did anything for me before I gave up on Tithe after reading just one chapter, and her Spiderwick Chronicles weren t bad children s books but they didn t really stand out from the masses either White Cat was completely different, I was addicted from chapter one I loved Cassel the protagonist and found his voice believably male but easily relatable for me at the same time The story is laced with humour from the very first page when we are introduced to our protagonist dangling from a roof in his underwear.Basically, Cassel comes from a family of curse workers those who have various gifts such as memory manipulation, dream manipulation, etc and struggles with the burden of being ungifted and, therefore, an outsider even in his own home Oh, and he happened to murder his best friend three years ago Despite this, he


About the Author: Holly Black

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, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, the Magisterium series with Cassandra Clare , The Darkest Part of the Forest, and her new series which begins with The Cruel Prince in


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