Title: Red Glove
Author: Holly Black
Release Date: April 5th
Series: Curse Workers #2
Number of Pages: 325
Publisher: McElderry Books
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.
Holly Black, may I say I completely love you… Okay, honestly, I devoured this book. It was simply too good. I read White Cat last week, and simply couldn’t wait to read this one. Now I’m dying for the third book, Black Heart, which won’t come out until 2012 *Cry*
The story is just so captivating. Cassel is back to school, after everything that happened to him, but life isn’t ready to give him a break. Seriously, poor guy, he doesn’t even have a chance to enjoy life. There is always something happening to him, he doesn’t really have an easy life. The ending got me so excited for what would come next. It isn’t a mean cliffhanger, but it still makes you want to read the next book right away. Now I’ll have to wait…. That sucks.
The characters just keep on getting better. I adore Cassel. He is just so nice, and so amazingly good. Okay, he may not always do the right thing, but I’m really impressed with his control over the situation with Lila. I don’t why, but I don’t think most guys would have act the way he did. (Not all, but I know a couple who would have done the opposite. Cassel’s mother annoys me. I’m happy that she’s not my mother. I ended up being disappointed with Barron, but I won’t say why! I adore Sam, because he acts like a really great friend. Still, I ended up being surprise about Daneca; I didn’t think she would be hiding something like that.
Holly Black writes some crazy stories. She got me addicted to her writing, and I now really need to go to my local bookstore to get her other books. Now I will go back to wonder what will happen next, as I still have to wait a year for Black Heart.
I’m giving it a really great 5/5! Holly Black, you got me addicted!