Let’s see…where to start with this one…
Well, first of all, there is the fact that Holly Black’s name looks so cool on the cover of a book called WHITE CAT. But focusing on that too long is doing the inside of the book a disservice. Because it’s fantastic – one that teachers will want to hand kids looking for a compelling, fast-paced read.
Set in a world where a touch can be powerful and deadly, WHITE CAT is a magical thriller, loaded with curses, organized crime families, and con artists with dangerous talents. I loved this book, especially the ending (It’s perfect – that’s all I’m saying), and I’m excited to share it with my middle school kids. WHITE CAT is the first in a series called CURSE WORKERS, and it’s one of those titles that both boys and girls are going to love. I am already kind of tapping my fingers on my desk, wishing the next one would show up. Highly recommended.
(Reviewed from an ARC & available from Margaret McElderry today!)