Sunday, June 26, 2011

Red Glove by Holly Black

Red Glove (Curse Workers, #2)Red Glove by Holly Black
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

You know an author is talented when the second book in a series blows you away even more than the first. Red Glove is one of those mysteries that keeps a step ahead of you the whole way. There was just enough fantasy, suspense, love, lust, and realism to keep a reader HOOKED!

In this second installment in the Curse Worker series, we follow Cassel Sharpe through another maze of lies and intrigue centered around his highly disfunctional family and the mob ties they have to the Worker World. The story begins with a murder- and a mystery. Both of which set the stage for a mess for Cassel to con his way through. The FBI makes a play in Red Glove as well as Cassel's mother, who is out of jail and back to her old ways.

Lila, Sam, Daneca and Cassel do actually get to be normal kids for a few moments in this story, which adds to its likability. However, for two kids from Carney, Lila and Cassel can't have the faerie-tale for long.

This novel leaves you researching publishing dates for book number three. Like a syringe full of an emotion worker's blood- this book is addictive.

Red Glove by Holly Black.
Reading Level: 10 and up
Interest Level: 12 and up, for content.

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