White Cat (The Curse-Workers, #1)
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White Cat

by Holly Black
Release date: May 2, 2010
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, young adult

Andre Norton Award nominee 2010.

The extraordinary new adult fantasy of magic in our world and the price we pay for it by the author of THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES.

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.

updated 2011-02-22

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"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 ... (more)
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