Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Red Glove by Holly Black

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine , that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating or books that are in our TBR pile.  This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is

Curses and cons. Magic and the mob. In Cassel Sharpe's world, they go together. Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else.

That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she's human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila's been cursed to love him, a little gift from his emotion worker mom. And if Lila's love is as phony as Cassel's made-up memories, then he can't believe anything she says or does.

When Cassel's oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue—crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too—they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive. But where can he turn when he can't trust anyone—least of all, himself?

Love is a curse and the con is the only answer in a game too dangerous to lose.

Red Glove comes out April 5, 2011 (same day as City of Fallen Angels!!).  Both Curlypow and I were lucky enough to get the e-galley for this title and will be reviewing it soon.  Look out for a double-take in the near future!!


  1. I haven't read White Cat! I feel silly for admitting that because it seems like everyones read it, but I haven't. I think I'll probably check it out soon though. Great pick!

  2. I will be reading Red Glove soon! Can't wait to see how Holly Black can possibly top the awesomeness that was White Cat! :)