Synopses & Reviews
Love is dangerous and trust is priceless in the satisfying conclusion to Holly Blacks “powerful, edgy dark” fantasy series (Publishers Weekly).
Cassel Sharpe knows hes been used as an assassin, but hes trying to put all that behind him. Hes trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. Hes trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is the one he should stay the farthest away from. And hes trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though hes been raised to believe the government is the enemy.
But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between whats right and whats wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out whats a con and whats truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.
* "The conclusion to Black’s brilliant and unusual Curse Workers trilogy lives up to its predecessors. . . . The perfect end to this gem of a trilogy. If you haven’t discovered this series yet, get going; if you’re already a fan, why are you even reading this review?" --Kirkus Reviews, *STAR
"This latest installment from best-selling author Black is sure to be on readers’ radars."--Booklist
"This book doesn’t stand alone, but is a welcome addition to the series."--School Library Journal
"The smashing ending to Holly Black's Curse Workers trilogy will keep readers guessing to the final page."--Shelf Awareness
"Fast-paced action, multifaceted characters, and an interesting paranormal world will keep readers hooked."—VOYA
"To be sure, knowledge of the first two books is absolutely crucial to the enjoyment of this one but fans of the series will be thrilled by this richly developed tale. . . ."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Black Heart, the most accomplished in an incredibly accomplished series, continues to raise the stakes even higher. . . . As in the previous novels, Black toys with the reader, but to complain would be a sin. The truth is, Black Heart is essentially a perfect book."--Locus (Gwenda Bond)
About the Author
Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, The Good Neighbors graphic novel trilogy (with Ted Naifeh), the Curse Workers series, and her new ghostly middle grade novel, Doll Bones. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. She currently lives in New England with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret door. Visit her at BlackHolly.com.