The fantastic Holly Black has two new books out for the Faerie Fans among us. The Poison Eaters, a short story collection, was released in February and The White Cat, the first installment of a new fantasy series entitled The Curse Workers, was released this week. Both are in the library and ready for check out!
The Posion Eaters – The coldest girl in Coldtown — A reversal of fortune — The boy who cried wolf — The night market — The dog king — Virgin — In vodka veritas — The coat of stars — Paper cuts scissors — Going Ironside — The land of heart’s desire — The poison eaters. A collection of short stories for readers that feature fantasy elements and illustrations, including “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” “Paper Cuts Scissors,” and more
The White Cat – “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.”