Monday, 23 June 2014

Red Glove - Book Review

Red Glove (Curse Workers #2)
by Holly Black

What is it about:
After rescuing his brothers from Zacharov’s retribution, 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 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…

What did I think of it:
I loved the first book in this series, and this book is a worthy sequel.

I like Cassel, his first instinct is to look out for himself, but he is trying hard to learn how to deal with having friends. His attempts are pathetic at times, and he fumbles a lot, but that only makes him more likeable.

I loved the story in this book. Some things that took Cassel a long time to figure out, I thought were pretty clear, but the story is good and complex enough that it didn't bother me.

And the ending...

Boy, talk about raising the stakes for the last book in the trilogy!

All in all I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to getting my trotters on the last book to see how the story will play out. I will also certainly read more books by Holly Black.

Why should you read it:
It's a very enjoyable Paranormal YA read.

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