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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wishlist Wednesday: White Cat

A weekly event on my blog where I post about books (not necessarily pre-release or new) that I've just added to my wishlist, along with a little blurb on why I want to read it.
(hosted by Book Chick City & Breaking the Spine)

Curse Workers #1:
White Cat
by Holly Black
release date: 4 May 2010
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.

Why it's on my wishlist
I've never read Tithe and am not particularly moved to anytime soon, but the premise of this book sounds a lot more interesting. There's been a little buzz about the model on the ARC cover being too pale for the racially-ambiguous MC, but the author has assured readers that the final cover will show the model with slightly darker skin (see this post for a detailed explanation).
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Mary said...

Curse workers sound like people I'm not sure I'd want to shake my hand! Sounds like a good book and I hope you enjoy it.

Jan von Harz said...

This sound really intriguing. I can see why it is on your wish list.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This one sounds fascinating...great cover, too.

Here's mine:

Alayne said...

Nice pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Lori said...

I want to read this book as well. I hope that you enjoy your book when you get it. Here's Mine.

Christina T said...

Wow this sounds like an interesting book! I've seen it around on different blogs but I didn't know what it was about. Her other books didn't sound like ones I'd enjoy but this one looks fantastic.

Here is my WoW pick.

miss cindy :) said...

this sounds interesting :)

Sara said...

Ooh this sounds so good! I'll definitely be checking it out :)

Here's mine:

purplg8r said...

I got this book in the mail last week and I can't wait to read it!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I definitely want to read this one!! She's a great author!