Red Glove (ARC) by Holly Black
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Pub. Date: April 5th, 2011
Series: Curse Workers, #2
Age Level: 14/15+
Source: For review from publisher.
Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.
Synopsis via Goodreads
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.
Cassel; pg. 22
I figured there was no point in changing a world that didn't want to be changed.
Cassel, Rahul, and Jeremy; pg. 105
"I wanted to talk with you all about the senior prank," I improvise wildly.
Rahul frowns. "The school year just started."
I nod. "Look, last year the class left it until the end and they got the kind of lame prank that you'd expect. I want ours to make our graduating class infamous."
"You're totally taking bets on it," says Jeremy, "You just want an inside line."
"I want to get a horse into Northcutt's bedroom," I say. "Wearing an enormous thong. Now, please tell me how admitting that to you is going to make me any money."
Cassel; pg. 253
Life's full of opportunities to make crappy decisions that feel good. And after the first one, the rest get a whole lot easier.
I hope you all enjoyed the passages I picked. Figured I'd give you all a little humor as well as something a bit more serious. To find out more on my thoughts of Red Glove, check out my Review.
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