Cassel is cursed. Cursed by the memory of the fourteen year old girl he murdered. Life at school is a constant trial. Life at home even worse. No-one at home is ever going to forget that Cassel is a killer. No-one at home is ever going to forget that he isn't a magic worker.
Cassel's family are one of the big five crime families in America. Ever since magic was prohibited in 1929 magic workers have been driven underground and into crime. And while people still need their touch, their curses, their magical killings, their transformations, times have been hard. His granddad has been driven to drink, his mother is in prison and his brothers detest him as the only one of their family who can't do magic.
But there is a secret at the centre of Cassel's family and he's about to inherit it. It's terrfying and that's the truth.
White Cat is a stunning novel of a world changed by magic. In this world only 1% of the population can work magic but they have the power of nightmares.
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Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over thirty fantasy novels for kids and teens. She has been a finalist for an Eisner Award and the Lodestar Award, and the recipient of the Mythopoeic Award, a Nebula, and a Newbery Honor. Her books have been translated into 32 languages worldwide and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library.
The Curse-Workers :: Series
Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works.
Community Reviews & Rates
"White Cat" is told from the view of Cassel Sharpe, in the I-person. The story is situated in the nowadays USA. Because Cassel tells everything, he thinks you already know everything there is know, which might make the story a bit confusing at the beginning. Apparently, all over the world, there are people living who are called "curse-workers". Instead of other stories, all other people who aren't curse-workers, know that they exist. These curse-workers have special abilities, of which you can read in the novel. If you are able to understand this and some other strange things, "White Cat" is a very special book. This series is one of my favourites!