Thursday, February 16, 2012

Daring You to Read… White Cat by Holly Black

Daring you to read

This week I am daring you to read a very unique series: Curse Workers by Holly Black! The first book, White Cat, was released in May 2010 and I fell hard for this very special world and every book since was just as amazing!

White Cat was fan-tas-tic. Holly Black created a world (and an different world history) where workers are known and feared by the public. Politicians are working on law projects to force everyone to be “tested” to reveal their worker potential, and Working is already illegal. Which means Worker families are like the mafia of this book. Organized crime, murders, “missing” people is daily matters. Also everyone is wearing gloves because the Work happens with a hand touch.

What’s a worker you say?  Workers each have their own talents (may they work dreams, emotions, luck, memories or death, to name only these) and every time they perform a Work there is a blowback. If you create a good luck charm, the blowback is a share of good luck for yourself. Awesome right? But if you work death, the blowback might be loosing a finger, an hand or even death. Not so cool anymore right?

This series is completely out of the box and its male main character and mafia atmosphere sold it for me. I really hope you will give this series a chance!

White Cat by Holly Black

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

Read my review

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

Following books in the series:

Black Heart (The Curse Workers, #3) Holly Black

Click to read my reviews

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Want to participate in Daring You To Read? Here’s how:

- You choose a book you’ve read, loved and would dare your readers to read!

- The book you choose must be an older release (at least 6 months ago), because let’s be honest, we’re all quite aware of the latest releases.

- Write your own blog post, using the button and linking back to Tynga’s Reviews, inviting your readers to read your chosen book.

- Come back on Tynga’s Reviews and put your link in the linking tool.

- Browse other bloggers Dare and let them know if you’ve read their featured book, or plan on reading it.

- Super easy and an awesome way to discover that special book who might have slipped off your radar!

Don’t forget to add your own Daring You To Read… post in the linky below.

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Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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17 People left their mark' :

  1. The first book I ever read from Holly Black was Tithe. And I loved it. I've heard lots of good things about this series. I'll have to check it out.

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    1. You definitely need to and now that the series is over, you won't have to wait for upcoming releases!

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  2. I'm dying to read this series !!! This book is actully at the top of my wishlist :) ... I've never read anything by Holly Black and I'm definitely planning on this one being my first book written by this great author :) !!

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    1. I'm usre you won't be disappointed!

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  3. Wow, how has this book escaped my notice before? Sounds good.

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    1. It didn't get all the popularity it deserves. This series is definitely under-rated.

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  4. I've read the series to date already. I think it's wonderful. So totally different. Now am I supposed to dare you to read something? If so, I dare you to read Stephanie Tyler's Dire Warnings novella.

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    1. Hello Victoria! If you have a blog you can create your own post, if not leaving in a comment is perfect =) You have to pick boks that have been released for more than 6 months though! Stephanie's novella looks promising, would you say it's UF or PNR?

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    2. I have such a difficult time with the two genres. The series is based in our world but we don't know about the Dires, weres, witches and the like. Though the Dires are based off of old Norse mythology so I'm going to go with PNR.

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  5. This sounds so different from everthing else in the supernatural genre right now. Cool!

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  6. Great choice! I've read White Cat but not the other two and your post makes me want to get my hands on them ASAP! =)

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  7. This sounds interesting. Thanks for daring me to read it!

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  8. I just started this book yesterday and I'm loving it!! I'm so glad you liked it, too :) I'm going to go read the rest now!

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  9. I haven't heard of this series--but I think I have heard wonderful things about this author. I will have to look this series up because what you have said about it intrigues me. :)

    Shanan
    http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/2012/02/book-addict-dares-you-to-read-unwanteds.html

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    1. FYI--I mentioned you on my blog as one of the blogs I think is lovely. :)

      Shanan
      http://thebookaddictnet.blogspot.com/2012/02/tag-your-itthe-award-goes-to.html

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    2. Thank you so much hun <3

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