Apr 5, 2011

#50 - "Red Glove" by Holly Black (ARC)

Title: Red Glove
Author: Holly Black
Series: The Curse Workers, Book 2
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: April 5th, 2011
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781442403390

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 truth - he's the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything--or anyone - into something else.
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.
When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue - crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too - 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 anyone - least of all, himself?
Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

My rating: 4 of 5

My thoughts on the book:
Red Glove is the sequel of White Cat & although not as great as White Cat, it's still really good & you won't be disappointed if you're a fan of the first book! Cassel is definitely a character that you can't help but love, or maybe I should say that he's the best between all the evildoers in his world & also, probably one of the best conman there ;) We also learn more about Sam & Daneca in this book and I liked them a lot as characters! The story was good & I couldn't always guess what will happen next, so I was surprised more than once! Also, the end was good & it left me wanting for more! I just love Holly Black's writing style & I can't wait for the next book in the series! I highly recommend this book & the series if you still haven't tried them!