White CatBook - 2010
But when Cassel begins to have strange dreams about a white cat, and people around him are losing their memories, he starts to wonder what really happened to Lila. In his search for answers, he discovers a wicked plot for power that seems certain to succeed. But Cassel has other ideas-- and a plan to con the conmen.
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In this alternate reality, certain people can influence your dreams, thoughts, memories, and even kill you with a touch of their hands, which is why everyone wears gloves. Cassell comes from a family of workers, but doesn't have powers himself, at least that's what he thinks. What he does have is... Read More »
Holly Black writes mesmerizing urban fantasy for teens. White Cat is the first of a series that blends magic and the mob with a noir feel.
Magic and the mob collide in this noir mystery.
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"...The cat is just staring at me, and I think there's blood on her mouth. I look at her and see the deaths of hundreds of mice and birds. I see them just lining up to march into her mouth along an unfurling carpet of tongue like in an old cartoon. I think she wants to eat me next." / "Pet the cat, dude," says Sam. "She brought you a present. She wants you to tell her how badass she is." / "You are a tiny, tiny killing machine," Daneca coos. / "What's she doing?" I ask. / "Purring!" says Daneca. She sounds delighted. "Good kitty. Who's an amazing killing machine? That's right! You are! You are a brutal, brutal tiny lion! Yes, you are."
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