Friday, April 9, 2010

Book Trailer for "White Cat" by Holly Black

Holly Black is well known for her fairy tale based writing and has been called one of this generations greatest writers. We're eagerly awaiting her new release "White Cat", based on the fairy tale "The White Cat" (you can catch up on the tale HERE), which is due out on May 4, 2010.
Author Holly Black

Here's the synopsis from Holly's website:

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.

There's an excerpt available to read HERE while we're waiting and also a new book trailer to introduce the story and the series, called "Curse Workers".


You can find out more about Holly at her website HERE and her blog HERE.

6 comments:

  1. Ah! I adore her! At FaerieCon (07, I believe;the first one) I was lucky enough to meet her and have my picture taken alongside her and Charles Vess. She's just so kind!

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  2. Awww, I love cats! I have two, and the one on the cover looks so cute!

    I like the premise of the book, except for the fact that the hero may have killed his best friend. O_o What kind of friend would do THAT?

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  3. wow, i can't wait for this to come out!

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  4. I'm excited that a story is based on The White Cat and I'm enthusiastic about the book but what is that trailer?! Surely they could make something better.

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  5. I'm counting down the days to May 4th!! So excited :D

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