The first in a trilogy, this gritty, fast-paced fantasy is rife with the unexpected. Cassel comes from a shady, magical family of con artists and grifters. He doesn’t fit in at home or at school, so he’s used to feeling like an outsider. He’s also used to feeling guilty—he killed his best friend, Lila, years ago.
But when Cassel begins to have strange dreams about a white cat, and people around him are losing their memories, he starts to wonder what really happened to Lila. In his search for answers, he discovers a wicked plot for power that seems certain to succeed. But Cassel has other ideas—and a plan to con the conmen.
4.5 Smokin' Kisses!
Wow. This novel totally blew me away. Curse Workers is like nothing i've ever read before... and it thrilled me! It started off slow for me, i had a hard time getting into Cassel's character, but I discarded that idea as soon as i hit page 50. This novel is fast paced & gripping- I absoloutly loved Cassel & Lila. I adored the way Cassel thinks about Lila when he see's her , or the way he talks to her. its so cute. Black did a wonderful job of creating a BELIEVABLE male protagonist that was also interesting at the same time. Cassel is intellegent, but the reader is also constantly reminded that he is just a kid, by the way he regards certain situations and his lustious thoughts towards Lila. He is defenitly a believable 17 year old male.
Uncovering the mystery of Lila's death was intriguing. White Cat Keeps your brain guessing the whole time, with the cat, Lila, Sam, the Zacherov's , Barron, Phil, Anton- I mean, no one is straightforward. His whole life is basically one huge con. Except for Lila.
This is one of those novels where your mom will yell at you for reading during dinner, but you just cant seem to put it down. The novel defenitly ends with a Bang.
The next novel in the Curse Workers is Red Glove , so watch out for that!