Book Review: Red Glove (ARC)

Red Glove (ARC)
Curse Workers #2
Author: Holly Black
Pages: 320 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Release Date: April 5th 2011
Review Source: Simon and Schuster

Summary: (from goodreads) 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.

So if you read my review for White Cat, you know I gave it 3 trees for Good. Well Red Glove kicked White Cat's butt out of the park. This installment was marvelous, Cassel and me we finally connected. Holly continues to take us deep in the world of curse workers and what a world it is. You have Mafioso curse workers, that you want to run far away from. They bear Keloid necklaces to show their place in the world. Red Gloves comes out on the 5th so I will give you enough to wet your appetite and make you want to go out and buy the book on release day. What will Cassel do, he was able to bring back a certain person at the end of White Cat that he thought was dead and now her Father wants him and well so do the Feds. Who will Cassel end of working for or will he just deceive both sides. While all this is happening he is dealing with the death of one of his family members and he can't really say he is sorry about it. What will Cassel do regarding what his mother has done to his love interest. All this while still trying to finish school and graduate his senior year. 

So make sur eyou go out and pick up this roller coaster of a book, that has that story telling we all know Holly Black for. Just the world she wrote about is worth reading the series alone. You won't be disappointed.

1 comment:

  1. Hi ,

    I have purchased this and looking forward to reading it. Great review:D



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