Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Teaser Tuesday - White Cat (4/19/11)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

The Rules:
•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) or so “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers

This week's teaser comes from White Cat by Holly Black. It has a cat in both the title and on the cover. It should be perfect for me : ) Anyway, here's right from the beginning of the book that really caught my attention:
Here's the essential truth about me: I killed a girl when I was fourteen. Her name was Lila, she was my best friend, and I loved her. I killed her anyway. ~ pg. 8
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. Could she still be alive? 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.

*Description taken from Goodreads

4 comments:

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Great teaser! Ah I really need to read this first book. :P

Candace said...

That's a good one! I loved this book! And the second one was even better ;)

Lisa said...

Great Teaser!:D
And cute blog(:
lisa


check out my teaser too!(:
http://turningpages94.blogspot.com/2011/04/teaser-tuesday-4-vampire-kisses.html

Bere said...

Oh my! Brilliant teaser, Nikki! I have not read this one yet but I'm really excited to read your thoughts on it. Can't wait =D.

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