The Curse Workers, Book 1
by Holly Black
Summary: Cassel is the only “non-worker” in a family of “workers” (magic-users). He feels like a misfit not only in his family but also at his boarding school. Things go from bad to worse when he wakes up on the roof of his dorm with no idea how he got there. His life is becoming as terrible as his nightmares.
Thoughts: White Cat is an absorbing, edgy fantasy. The mood is dark and puzzling as secrets are cautiously revealed and Cassel starts to put together the pieces of his past. He is a perfect narrator: clever, cynical, and totally teen. I listened to the audio version of the novel. It's read by Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network, and he provides an excellent voice for Cassel. In White Cat, Holly Black creates a fascinating world full of mobsters, magic, family drama, danger and enough reality to satisfy non-fantasy fans; I can't wait to return in Book Two, Red Glove!
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