Just one touch... White Cat is a fantastic work of urban fantasy reminiscent of the thought provoking science fiction novels of masters such as Philip K. Dick. Holly Black has created an intriguing world that is frightening and utterly believable. Those born with the power to work a curse can alter a person's life with the touch of their hand, which is why the government has banned worker activity and citizens wear gloves in public. The government ban on working curses has created a large and powerful criminal underground of black market worker activity. Cassel is born into a worker family with crime family connections and grew up learning the art of the con. His attempts to live a normal life are continually undermined by his family and the ever present discrimination against those with worker ties. When Cassel realizes that something is terribly wrong, who will he turn to? Who can he trust? A fabulous beginning to the Curse Workers urban fantasy series. One of the most suspenseful, thought provoking books of 2010.
I highly recommend White Cat (Curse Workers, book 1) to readers of paranormal suspense, science fiction, mystery, crime drama, and especially to fans of urban fantasy. Though the main character is young, the gritty realism of this book may not be suitable for some readers of young adult fiction.
Source: This book was purchased by me for review.
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