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ISBN13: 9781416963974
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Cassel comes from a family of curse workersand#8212;people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, all by the slightest touch of their hands. Since curse work is illegal, theyand#8217;re all criminals. But not Cassel. He hasnand#8217;t got the magic touch, so heand#8217;s an outsiderand#8212;the straight kid in a crooked familyand#8212;as long as you ignore one small detail: He killed his best friend, Lila. Now he is sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat. He also notices that his brothers are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect heand#8217;s part of one huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.


White Cat introduces Holly Black's new world! Cassel has always known he killed Lila, but now the pieces are starting not to fit.

About the Author

Holly Black is the bestselling author of the Spiderwick series. Her Modern Faerie Tales series is comprised of Tithe, which was an ALA Top Ten Book for Teens and received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews; Valiant, which was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a Locus Magazine Recommended Read, and a recipient of the Andre Norton Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America; and Ironside, the sequel to Tithe, was a New York Times bestseller. White Cat, the first book in the Curse Workers trilogy, was a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, and ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, and received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and BCCB. Red Glove, the second book in the Curse Workers trilogy, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. The final book in the trilogy, Black Heart, will be available in spring 2012. Holly has also written a collection of short stories, The Poison Eaters and Other Stories. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts. Visit Holly at

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Robin Wood, August 20, 2012 (view all comments by Robin Wood)
I really enjoyed this book, it was an interesting take on magic and dysfunctional families. I listened to the second book "Red Glove" as an audiobook and it worked that way, too.
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saga.christiansson, August 2, 2012 (view all comments by saga.christiansson)
The first book in this promising series of the curse workers; The White Cat managed to leave me both most satisfied and utterly frustrated. After having read the spiderwick-series as a child I have a love for Holly Black's writing skills and this book did not dissapoint. I love the random beginning with the maincharacter finding himself at the top of a roof and from there it just gets better. It's an intruging story which never turns to be boring with an ending that leaves the reader beggimg for more, hence the frustration of having to wait for the next book. Simply, it is a perfect read although a little too quickly digested.

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Product Details

Black, Holly
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Fantasy & Magic
Animals - Cats
Family - Siblings
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
curse; magic; dark magic; black magic; boy hero; criminal; mafia; crime family; con; conmen; dreams; secrets; cat; cures workers; starred reviews; boy YA; murder; assassain
Edition Description:
Curse Workers
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Grade Level:
from 9
f-c cvr (spfx: spot UV + emboss)
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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