Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly Meme started by Breaking the Spine. It is a feature that  spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. I know I should read Holly Black, but I’ve never. Shame on me, but faerie YA can only be done in pieces and parts, and BWB has been supplementing me with my faerie YA series (next book Iron King).  So here I will start with Holly Black, cause this sounds cool. 

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

White Cat (Curse Workers, Book 1)

Releasing May 4 2010.

From Amazon:

Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn’t got the magic touch, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.

Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love — or death — and your dreams might be more real than your memories.


Currently Reading:
Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New UndeadNumbers The Iron King (Harlequin Teen)