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Red Glove by Holly Black

Red Glove (Curse Workers, Book 2)Cassel Sharpe’s entire world has been changed now that he knows the truth. After being lied to by his own family and manipulated by the mob, Cassel finally knows who he is—a transformation worker, the most powerful of them all. But what good is all this power when everything else in his life is going awry? Lila, his childhood friend and crush, has been cursed to love him, one of his brothers has been murdered, and the Feds and the mob are each trying to get him to join their side. Between juggling loyalties, the law, and the truth, this may just be the most dangerous game Cassel has ever played.  The only question is, will he make it out alive?

Red Glove is the thrilling sequel to the highly unique White Cat. The reader will be swept away into a fast paced world of cons, magic, and, most of all, danger. There’s something so exotic and alluring about the world of the Curse Workers that provides the perfect backdrop for this exciting story. It is often the case with books as original as White Cat that sequels don’t quite live up to expectations; however, I was extremely captivated by Red Glove. I’m quite impressed by how Black manages to continue Cassel’s story by adding in new threats and complicating old ones. There is really nothing not to like about this story. The plot is quick and engaging and the characters complex and realistic. Red Glove is a great story sure to excite all readers.

Fans of White Cat will not want to miss its sequel in Red Glove, nor will readers who enjoyed the Dark Elite series by Chloe Neill and Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus.

Rating: 4.5

Review copy from Simon & Schuster Galley Grab

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Good review! Thanks for the post!

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