October 5, 2012

Review : Red Glove by Holly Black

Title : Red Glove

Author : Holly Black

Reading Dates : 3 Sep - 6 Sep 2012

Total Pages : 325

The Curse Workers
From Amazon :

The cons get craftier and the stakes rise ever higher in the riveting sequel to White Cat—now in paperback!

After rescuing his brothers from Zacharov’s retribution and finding out that Lila, the girl he has loved his whole life, will never, ever be his, Cassel is trying to reestablish some kind of normalcy in his life. That was never going to be easy for someone from a worker family that’s tied to one of the big crime families—and whose mother’s cons get more reckless by the day. But Cassel is coming to terms with what it means to be a transformation worker, and he’s figuring out how to have friends.

Except normal doesn’t last very long. Soon Cassel is being courted by both sides of the law and is forced to confront his past—a past he remembers only in scattered fragments, and one that could destroy his family and his future. Cassel will have to decide whose side he wants to be on, because neutrality is not an option. And then he will have to pull off his biggest con ever to survive….

Book Review of Red Glove.

Red Glove was better than White Cat. Its not often that a series does that for me.

Cassel and his family are as unpredictable as ever, but what I loved about Red Glove is figuring out what makes Cassel tick, courtesy of his grandfather. The dichotomy in Cassel is a result of both his natural inclination and the upbringing he had. And that’s why he makes such a fascinating read. Cassel can be extremely ruthless in achieving his goals but his goals are ultimately to protect himself and those close to himself. While I can’t actually root for him, I also can’t help wanting him to find a way out of whatever fix he and his family is in.

The other reason to enjoy Red Glove is how he figures out his brother’s murderer and gets himself out of the trap laid by his murdered brother, Phillip. Somehow, Cassel once again manages to twist things in his favour, at least temporarily. It will be interesting to see how he handles the changes in his role regarding the law. I just can’t imagine a law abiding Cassel.

I really wished I already had Black Heart already. I can’t wait to see how Cassel’s story ends.

My conclusions :

  • Would I re-read the book ? Yes
  • Would I want to read the next book in the series ? Definitely
  • Would I want to own my personal copy if I didn’t already own it ? Yes
  • Who would I recommend this too? Young adult fiction fans.
  • For those looking to read the book, would I recommend buying or borrowing the book? Buy it. Definitely a keeper series.

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