Curse Workers

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 718 ratings

White Cat Publisher's Summary

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'e all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn't got magic, 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.

Cassel has carefully built up a facade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his facade starts to crumble when he finds himself 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. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.

©2010 Holly Black (P)2010 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • White Cat

    • The Curse Workers, Book One
    • By: Holly Black
    • Narrated by: Jesse Eisenberg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    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'e all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn't got magic, 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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Holly Black's Next Great Trick

    • By Dave on 04-20-12

    Regular price: $31.93

  • Book 2

    • Red Glove

    • The Curse Workers, Book Two
    • By: Holly Black
    • Narrated by: Jesse Eisenberg
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190

    Cassel always thought he was an ordinary guy, until he realized his memories were being manipulated by his brothers. Now he knows the truth - he’s the most powerful curse worker around. A touch of his hand can transform anything - or anyone - into something else. That was how Lila, the girl he loved, became a white cat. Cassel was tricked into thinking he killed her, when actually he tried to save her. Now that she’s human again, he should be overjoyed. Trouble is, Lila’s been cursed to love him. And if Lila’s love is as phony as Cassel’s made-up memories, then he can’t believe anything she says or does.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heart this series

    • By Jennifer on 09-01-11

    Regular price: $28.00

  • Book 3

    • Black Heart

    • The Curse Workers, Book 3
    • By: Holly Black
    • Narrated by: Jesse Eisenberg
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    In a world where magic is illegal, Cassel Sharpe has the most deadly ability of all: With one touch, he can transform any object - including a person - into something else entirely. And that makes him a wanted man. The Feds are willing to forgive all his past crimes if he’ll only leave his con-artist family behind and go straight. But why does going straight feel so crooked? For one thing, it means being on the opposite side of the law from Lila, the girl he loves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can You Live Long Enough to Make The Big Score?

    • By Dave on 04-25-12

    Regular price: $28.00