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Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe's world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truthand#8212;heand#8217;s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anythingand#8212;or anyoneand#8212;into something else.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she's human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila's been cursed to love him, a little gift from his emotion worker mom. And if Lila's love is as phony as Cassel's made-up memories, then he can't believe anything she says or does.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clueand#8212;crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel tooand#8212;they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can't trust anyoneand#8212;least of all, himself?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

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"In this smart and well-executed sequel to White Cat, 17-year-old Cassel Sharpe is still getting used to the idea that he's a transformation worker, the rarest and most powerful type of curse worker, able to transmute people and objects into whatever he wishes. Growing up in a crime family, he's always been on the wrong side of the law, but now everyone wants a piece of Cassel, including a mob boss, who sees him as an untraceable hit man, and U.S. agents, who want him to replace his recently murdered brother as an informant. Also, Cassel's mother has put a love curse on Lila, the mob boss's daughter, and Cassel's plan to avoid her until it wears off ('Lila's desire for me is a perversion of love. A mockery') dissolves when Lila enrolls at his prep school. As Cassel's grandfather warns him, 'Magic gives you a lot of choices.... Most of them are bad.' Black again delivers complex characters and a nicely developed alternate universe where magic workers are social pariahs. This powerful, edgy dark fantasy won't disappoint Black's fans. Ages 14 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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The cons get twistier and the stakes get higher in Red Glove, the sequel to White Cat.

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 blackholly.com.

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Will Alexander, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by Will Alexander)
Red Glove hurts. It is also delicious, like wasabi smeared over the soul.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442403390
Author:
Black, Holly
Publisher:
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
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:
Hardback
Series:
Curse Workers
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jacket--sfx: spot uv + emboss
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this smart and well-executed sequel to White Cat, 17-year-old Cassel Sharpe is still getting used to the idea that he's a transformation worker, the rarest and most powerful type of curse worker, able to transmute people and objects into whatever he wishes. Growing up in a crime family, he's always been on the wrong side of the law, but now everyone wants a piece of Cassel, including a mob boss, who sees him as an untraceable hit man, and U.S. agents, who want him to replace his recently murdered brother as an informant. Also, Cassel's mother has put a love curse on Lila, the mob boss's daughter, and Cassel's plan to avoid her until it wears off ('Lila's desire for me is a perversion of love. A mockery') dissolves when Lila enrolls at his prep school. As Cassel's grandfather warns him, 'Magic gives you a lot of choices.... Most of them are bad.' Black again delivers complex characters and a nicely developed alternate universe where magic workers are social pariahs. This powerful, edgy dark fantasy won't disappoint Black's fans. Ages 14 — up. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , The cons get twistier and the stakes get higher in Red Glove, the sequel to White Cat.
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