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White Cat by Holly Black
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Oct 30, 10

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** spoiler alert ** Enjoyable! Closer to 3.5 stars than 4, but still very good. Holly Black writes really strong fringe types--people on the outskirts of society looking in (I've also just finished Valiant by her, and come to the same conclusion: she should always write outcasts), and her ability to weave together a plot really comes through here. Some of the twists weren't as twisty to me, but that might come with not being a teenager, and just having more literary experience to see these kinds of things coming. Still, magicians and the mob in New Jersey? Yes, please. Cassel got on my nerves sometimes, but I enjoy a plucky, ingenious hero as much as the next girl, especially when the love of his life is a capricious, violent, possibly insane Mafia princess who has never and probably will never love him the way he loves her.

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Puja Let me know what you think of this!

message 2: by Rian (last edited Oct 30, 2010 11:09AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rian Puja wrote: "Let me know what you think of this!"

I really liked it! I didn't love it. I've read a couple of her books and I can never seem to get into the romantic couples she writes, which is a shame, since romance is always such a big part of YA fiction. Like, the main guy is in love with these two girls--the crazy girl he grew up with who died, and his ex-girlfriend--but I never really believed he was as head over heels as he said? It was just kind of like, "Oh, I'm in love with them, they make me feel x way," and you just kind of accept it and move on. The story itself is really good, though, and ngl, I can never pass up a book about magicians and the mob. So that part was awesome. I'd recommend it!

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