Sunday, January 30, 2011

Red Glove by Holly Black

Cassel can trust no one in this world, not even his mother.  So when his brother is killed, he has no end of suspects...


This book is being published by Margaret K McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in April.  Thank you for the opportunity to review the eGalley.  Subtitle on the book is The Curse Workers No. 2. 


I hadn't read the first book in the series, but as soon as I started this book, I was grabbed by the intensity of the story.  The Curse Workers have powers, a variety of powers.  Almost all are dangerous.  Most can be used for nefarious gain.  Everyone wears gloves so their touch doesn't influence people unintentionally.


Cassel's Mom is a con-woman.  She's just got out of jail, and she's still out looking for her next mark.  Cassel's summer vacation gets spent in Atlantic City helping her with her scams.  Soon, it's time to go back to school.  And then, as impossible as it seems, his life becomes even more complicated.


This is written for 14 years old and up, but it easily kept my attention.  The pace is fast, the people involved are deadly, and even your family would kill you.  There will be one more written in this series and I'm very interested to see future developments in this story.  It sure doesn't like it's going to be happily ever after...

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