Wednesday, September 26, 2012

White Cat by Holly Black

"Clever as the Devil and twice as pretty." - Holly Black, White Cat

Cassel's family aren't typical. They are curse works. And they're all criminals.

Curse working is illegal. Everyone wears gloves to avoid being cursed. Because working is illegal, most workers are criminals of some form. Murders, con artists, thugs, mobsters, theives, grifters, etc.

Mom: Emotion Worker - Can manipulate a person's emotions to her advantage.
Philip: Body Worker - Can break a person's leg with his pinky.
Barron: Luck Worker - Can give a person good or bad luck.
Grandpa: Death Worker - Can kill a person with a single touch.
Cassel: Non-Worker - Doesn't have the curse.

"I can't trust the people I care about not to hurt me. And I'm not sure I can trust myself not to hurt them, either." - Holly Black, White Cat

White Cat is a thrilling mystery about a boy from a crime family and just how dangerous that is alone. After killing Lila, Cassel must act as normal as he can. But how normal can you be, when you can't remember things. I give White Cat, 5 stars. On to Red Glove.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

This book got me into romance novels. I used to steer clear of them until I read "Shiver." I used to only look at books that had mystery, paranormal, fantasy, etc. first, and if their was some romance in it, it was fine. Then, I read this one and I'll try almost any book now. It's driving my mom crazy.

I give Shiver five stars. It kept me interested to the point I could put the book down. Told from to points of view, you can't help but fall in love with the characters.

“It is possible to be in love with you just because of who you are.”
Maggie Stievater, Shiver