Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday - 12/16

Okay "Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week my WoW book is "White Cat" (The Curse Workers, Book 1) by Holly Black. I absolutely loved Holly Black's Modern Fairy Tale series. This is the first book in her next series called "The Curse Workers". I am really, really looking forward to this book :-) It sounds like an awesome series!

"White Cat" (The Curse Workers, Book 1) by Holly Black
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Release Date: May 4th, 2010

Synopsis: "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 criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, 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.

Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he finds himself 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. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to out-con the con men.

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."


  1. I just saw this for the first time online last night! I love Holly Black and can't wait for this!

  2. Wow, great book. This sounds very good. I adore the cover.

    overall great pick. LOL

  3. Very interesting, and yes, nice cover. :)
    The Crowded Leaf.

  4. I know! I am super excited to read this book. Seems like forever since Holly Black has written anything for the young adult genre. I love the Spiderwick Chronicles, but I also love her young adult stuff.

  5. I really want this too. Sounds great, awesome cover.


  6. this does look interesting, especially the curse worker subtitle.