Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Waiting On" Wednesday: White Cat by Holly Black

My pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection this week is:
Title:  White Cat (The Curse Workers, book 1)
Author:  Holly Black
Publication Date:  May 4, 2010
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Pre-order this book: IndieBound Powell's | The Book Depository | Amazon
Add this book to your:  Goodreads Shelfari | LibraryThing | Visual Bookshelf

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.
Read the first chapter here!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  It spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.


Aleksandra said...

I've seen this one & sounds interesting :)

Book Sake said...

Ooooh - I love me my Holly Black. Great pick!

My pick is at BookSake.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds gripping!

Here's mine:

Jan von Harz said...

I have joined the ranks for waiting on this one too. Lots of buzz around to fuel the anticipation.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I definitely want to read this one too!

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

Me too! I heart Holly. This book sounds like it's going to be so good. Great pick!

MissHavoc said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier. I really liked this book! Good Luck on winning it!

Jennifer G. said...

I've been seeing this one around quite a bit lately. It definitely sounds different and exciting!

Alayne said...

This looks like a good pick, love the cover, lol.

I just posted my review for Romancing Miss Bronte at The Crowded Leaf if you're interested!

Andrea said...

I can't wait for it either!! I saw her book "The Poison Eaters" hoping it was that book, but saw it was only short stories. I may still get it though!

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