Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Book Recommendation!

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry; 1 edition (May 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416963960
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416963967

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers -- people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail -- he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

Think supernatural Sopranos. Great writing, awesome characters, amazing story, hot guy on cover. You have to read it. Now. Seriously. Go!


  1. This sounds mmm...and the cover, well...

    I've seen it around. Already on my TBR list, which is growing by the minute. Thanks.

  2. Lol! You're welcome! We all know about mountainous TBR piles.

  3. I was never a cat person before, but after seeing this cover, I'm rethinking my position...;)

  4. You don't want a cat like that cat, lol!


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