White Cat is a fantasy novel written by Holly Black. It is the first book of the Curse Workers series.
Summary: Cassel's family are curse workers - people who can influence your mind, emotions and memories by touch. Cassel may not be a worker himself, but that's not the only thing that makes him different from the rest. He is haunted by the memories of killing a fourteen year old girl. He is a killer, and the only thing that protects him is his family. But as people who practice dark magic go, Cassel's family has a terrible secret too. And it is about to come out!
My thoughts: If not anything else, this book is definitely quotable. I found the writing very involving, and I liked the simple but descriptive style. The ideas are fresh and well implemented. I loved the characters, especially Cassel. Then again, I would have liked to know a bit more about them, but I guess that's the downside of reading only one book from a series. The plot is a bit 'slippery' and in the end you're left wondering how the hell the book ended so fast! It somehow felt like an introductory book, rather than a separate novel all by itself. Overall, the book is an entertaining and exciting one-time read. But I don't see myself reading the rest of the series any time soon.