Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
The cons get craftier and the stakes rise ever higher in the riveting sequel to White Cat—now in paperback!After rescuing his brothers from Zacharov’s retribution and finding out that Lila, the girl he has loved his whole life, will never, ever be his, Cassel is trying to reestablish some kind of normalcy in his life. That was never going to be easy for someone from a worker family that’s tied to one of the big crime families—and whose mother’s cons get more reckless by the day. But Cassel is coming to terms with what it means to be a transformation worker, and he’s figuring out how to have friends.
Except normal doesn’t last very long. Soon Cassel is being courted by both sides of the law and is forced to confront his past—a past he remembers only in scattered fragments, and one that could destroy his family and his future. Cassel will have to decide whose side he wants to be on, because neutrality is not an option. And then he will have to pull off his biggest con ever to survive….
Review: I thought this was a great sequel to White Cat! I felt kinda bad for Cassel with the whole Lila being cursed to love him thing. That would suck. Actually loving someone and not knowing if they actually love you back because they were cursed to love you. That's unfair. I also felt for him losing his brother. I mean granted, it wasn't like they were the closest but still, losing a family member is hard. I loved this whole investigation into who actually murdered Cassel's brother, though I did not like the way the Feds felt the need to do it. They blackmailed him! It was like are you kidding me! I loved how he fought back though!
I was so lost as to who killed Cassel's brother. I mean, its been a while since I read White Cat so I might have missed the subtle hint but ya. I do have to say I wasn't surprised when I found out who did it. It made sense. I also loved how Cassel pulled off a huge con just to protect that person. I was definitely impressed with his con skills in that one! I was so shocked though when we found out who else was a Worker though! I so did not see that coming! Though one thing definitely made sense when it was revealed. And last but not least. Lila. The end.. Just wow. That's all I have to say about that.