Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.
White Cat by Holly Black
* Published by: Margaret K. McElderry (US), Gollancz (UK)
* Format: Hardcover (US), Hardcover & trade PB (UK)
* Release Date: May 4th, 2010 (US), June 17th, 2010 (UK)
* On Amazon: here
Cassel is cursed. Cursed by the memory of the fourteen year old girl he murdered. Life at school is a constant trial. Life at home even worse. No-one at home is ever going to forget that Cassel is a killer. No-one at home is ever going to forget that he isn't a magic worker. Cassel's family are one of the big five crime families in America. Ever since magic was prohibited in 1929 magic workers have been driven underground and into crime. And while people still need their touch, their curses, their magical killings, their transformations, times have been hard. His granddad has been driven to drink, his mother is in prison and his brothers detest him as the only one of their family who can't do magic. But there is a secret at the centre of Cassel's family and he's about to inherit it. It's terrfying and that's the truth.
How good does this sound?! And that cover is amazing! I can't wait for this one, and it's released in the US on my birthday. Birthday present? Yep, I think so. :)