Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: White Cat

Waiting on Wednesday idea from Jill at Breaking the Spine.

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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

Amazon summary:

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. :)

17 comments:

Lori said...

I have never seen this one. I do like the cover and it sounds amazing. I will definately be watching out for this one. Here's Mine

Lauren said...

I've never read any of Holly Black's YA novels, but I starting to think this one is a good one to start with. :) Great pick!

Nina said...

Sounds great! Thanks for posting it.

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Woo hoo! It definitely sounds like a birthday present to me!

Melissa said...

I've never seen this one before! This looks intriguing :)

Becky said...

I love the premise to this but I cannot stand the cat on the cover. I find it disturbing!

Shweta said...

Absolutely amazing cover. I want to read more of Holly Black's books. Great pick

julie said...

I agree that this one looks awesome.

Fantastic Book Review said...

I love this cover too! I read the excerpt on her site and I gotta tell ya, I'm dying to read more!

Lauren said...

This one sounds fantastic. Holly Black rocks!

LovesSam said...

This cover is so lush it's not even funny! I think it's fate that I should by this book, we do share the same surname after all :-p

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love Holly Black's books so I'm really looking forward to this. And the cover is amazing!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I have a giveaway for this on my blog...sadly, it's not open to the UK (I wish it could be but I should have an international giveaway soon). But if anyone you know or on here is in the US, come and enter. :)

-Lauren

Carmen said...

Oh this does sound so good - one to look out for.

Pewter Wolf said...

I like the looks of this one! And I've decided that this will be the first book I read by Holly Black!

So, no spoilers for me *fingers in ears and Lala-ing very loudly!*

Bernard Atkinson said...

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