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Friday, September 27, 2013

Red Glove by Holly Black (Audiobook)

Author: Holly Black

Narrator: Jesse Eisenberg
Title: Red Glove (Curse Workers #2)
Publication: April 12, 2011
Publisher: Listening Library
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Young Adult
Length: 7 hours 5 minutes
Pages:  336
Audience: 15 and up
Rating: 4 out of 5
Source: Public Library

Synopsis (from ): Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth—he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything—or anyone—into something else. That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she’s human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila’s been cursed to love him. And if Lila’s love is as phony as Cassel’s made-up memories, then he can’t believe anything she says or does.

When Cassel’s oldest brother is murdered, the Feds recruit Cassel to help make sense of the only clue—crime-scene images of a woman in red gloves. But the mob is after Cassel too—they know how valuable he could be to them. Cassel is going to have to stay one step ahead of both sides just to survive.

My thoughts:
I enjoyed this book better than White Cat. Issues with his family really start to effect not only Cassel, but his entire family. I felt like they all needed a wake up call to lure them from their destructive paths, but I don't see that happening any time soon. This book throws in a mystery that I actually did not know that answer to (it was not mentioned to what I listened to of the third book). Just from being a some what smart person, I thought I had the mystery solved, but Cassel is never sure about his answers and it always made me question mine. However, at one point I was like, "Okay, this person MUST have done it! There is no evidence of anyone else." I was right! Besides a mystery that Cassel is forced to solve, he realizes how precious and valuable friendship truly is. He is also trying to get on the right path in life. He is the lovable bad guy and you kind of feel sorry for him. It wasn't really his fault he was dealt the cards of life that was handed to him. So he struggles with his inner goodness and the devil on his shoulder through out the novel. It is a great sequel to White Cat.


  1. I've seen some bloggers hype up this series, but I thought the first book sounded kind of dull. This one sound more interesting. Would you recommend reading Black Cat first?

  2. You don't HAVE to. It helps to know the back story though. You could probably look up some spoilers to fill you in on the story.