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 mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, 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.
Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts 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, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.
Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love — or death — and your dreams might be more real than your memories.
What can I say about this book other than I abs loved it! I can't believe I waited so long to read this book! Black created a whole new world where it's lit a curse to be known as a curse worker. Well this book is about Cassel who's whole life has been told he isn't a worker and will never be because workers aren't made they're born. He feels like the outsider since every member in his family is a worker. Suddenly strange things start happening to Cassel and many of them revolve around a White Cat. It's so rare when I actually read a book with a male protagonist and I have to say it's kind of refreshing. His family sometimes would remind me of my own in ways but without the whole curse work world behind it. This book, like I said, is amazing! I had to def go out and get the next one! I give this one 5 out of 5 paws!
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