Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Literary Feast Invitation: White Cat

Hello all!

Excuse the silence but we wanted to give you time to become hungry for a new good read.

But Monica and I are ready to begin a new Literary Feast.

White Cat (Curse Workers, Book 1)This time around we're going to take on Holly Black's White Cat.

This book has been getting some rave reviews and we thought it was about time we discovered what all of the fuss was about.  I hope you'll join us.

Here's the jacket flap blurb to tempt you:

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 criminals.  Many become mobsters and con artists.  But not Cassel.  He hasn't got magic, 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.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crown.  But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself 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.  As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories.  To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.

So, join us on Sunday when we'll post our discussion over the first 73 pages of the book.

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