Red Glove (Paperback)
|Author: Holly Black|
|The cons get craftier and the stakes rise ever higher in the riveting sequel to "White Cat." Cassel will have to decide whose side he wants to be on, because neutrality is not an option.|
From the Publisher:
Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe's world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else.
That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she's human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila's been cursed to love him, a little gift from his emotion worker mom. And if Lila's love is as phony as Cassel's made-up memories, then he can't believe anything she says or does.
When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue—crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too—they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can't trust anyone—least of all, himself?
Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.
After learning that he is a transformation worker, a powerful gift that any curse worker would kill for, 17-year-old Cassel Sharpe is in deeper trouble than ever. Slowly recovering memories of terrible things he did under the power of his brothers, fending off the interest coming from both sides of the law, and attempting to avoid Lila, the girl of his dreams, because his mother has worked her into loving him, Cassel is having a hard time getting any homework done. Sam and Daneca are doing everything they can, but only Cassel can keep himself from digging things deeper. Which means the most important con of his life. This is the second book in the Curse Workers series by the deeply talented, bestselling author Holly Black.