In any case, welcome to the Book Extravaganza! Kristen of Bookworming in the 21st Century and Kate at The Neverending Shelf are hosting a weekend full of giveaways. They’ve gotten book bloggers of all stripes to offer giveaways over July 16-18, and I’m taking part.
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. 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.
Oh yeah, and check out this photo of me with Holly Black! I got to meet her at ALA, where she was signing White Cat and being awesome. As you can tell, she is made of classy, and I have that glazed fangirl look. In other words, all is right with the world. But! You will want to know how to win the book and swag.
Leave a comment on this post with something that makes you smile. It could be a joke, a link, a (very) short story, a book title…whatever you want it to be. You can earn an extra entry for the giveaway if you comment on my review.
Please include a method of contact. Giveaway is open internationally. Comments will close on July 18 at 11:59pm EST, and I will notify the randomly selected winner via email.