15 April 2012

Red Glove by Holly Black

Red Glove by Holly Black
Curse Workers #2
Release Date: April 5, 2011
Publisher: Margaret K McElderry
Rating: Essential

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.  - Goodreads

I absolutely loved this book! I can't wait to read Black Heart, which is the final book in the trilogy, because I know that it's going to be amazing!

There were some excellent twists in this book, that I didn't see coming this time around. Cassel and his friends were as awesome as ever. I wasn't a huge fan of Cassel's mother, in fact I despised her. She is a horrible woman. However, I did like her involvement in the story and I hope to see more of that in Black Heart.

This book was an excellent middle book in the trilogy that didn't feel as though it was just a bridge from the first to the third book.

I really love this trilogy and I recommend it to everyone.

I am really annoyed by the cover changes though. Especially as I went out of my way to order my copy of White Cat from the US, just to avoid having an ugly cover!

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