Yeah, I’m back! (And revision is still going strong. I’ve read-through and revised 5 characters so far.)
This is a series wherein I will discuss whatever book I’m reading or have just finished. Feel free to post in the comments what you’re reading or your own thoughts about the books I discuss.
Red Glove by Holly Black
Over the weekend I finished Red Glove, the second book in the Curse Workers Trilogy, following White Cat. If you like YA fantasy, you should read these books.
Black creates a richly detailed world very much like our own (so does that make this Urban Fantasy?), yet so different. Curse Workers are people with special abilities and their “Work” was outlawed many years ago. A mafia like series of family-based organizations formed. And because curse work is transmitted by skin to skin contact, everyone must wear gloves all the time.
Can you imagine having to wear gloves all summer?
The Curse Worker books mix the politics of a minority, boarding school intrigue, con men (and women), crime families, family drama, and a Romeo-and-Juliet-like romance.
I actually can’t tell you much about Red Glove without giving away all of White Cat. I can tell you that both books are page turners set in a world you won’t soon forget. I can also tell you that the main character, Cassel Sharpe, is a hottie you wish you could actually know.
Just go read it.
What are you reading this week?