Hey guys, I hope you're all having a great day, and this is my review to Red Glove by Holly Black and is the second book in The Curse Workers trilogy.
The cons get craftier and the stakes rise ever higher in the riveting sequel to White Cat.
After rescuing his brothers from Zacharov’s retribution, Cassel is trying to reestablish some kind of normalcy in his life.
That was never going to be easy for someone from a worker family that’s tied to one of the big crime families—and whose mother’s cons get more reckless by the day. But Cassel is coming to terms with what it means to be a worker, and he’s figuring out how to have friends.
Except normal doesn’t last very long. Soon Cassel is being courted by both sides of the law and is forced to confront his past—a past he remembers only in scattered fragments, and one that could destroy his family and his future. Cassel will have to decide whose side he wants to be on, because neutrality is not an option. And then he will have to pull off his biggest con ever to survive….
The one thing that makes me love this series so much is the fact that Black shows creativity. I am really amazed by Holly Black's writing. I can't say this is my favorite book ever, because I did find some flaws. But once they're looked over, I can easily see things I liked and didn't like.
Cassel is just as sharp and fast in the last book. He doesn't rely on his power to make his cons work and he's a quick thinker. I thought he was just as enjoyable to read about just like in the last book and I hope it gets better in the next one!
But at the same time, I didn't really get some of the other characters in this book. Like, was Lila really the love of Cassel's life? I'm not sure, I thought that Lila wasn't really built up as well as I wanted her to be, especially after the way she made a pretty nice entry in the last book from the way she was introduced. Sam and Daneca's relationship was shown quite nicely in this book, and I liked how it wasn't stretched. Another thing I didn't think was important though was the whole episode on Cassel's mom. Was she honestly that important?
Red Glove didn't have as much twists in this book than in the last one (White Cat) except for the ending! The ending was the bomb! I was so pumped because I had the smallest feeling what was going to happen in the ending, and when it did, I was pumping my fists because now I can officially think faster than our con-man Cassel here! (I mean, the plot was important too, I was just excited because I liked the ending)
Overall, I am more than ready for the next book, and I hope that from the next book we get more twists and turns and more Cassel being smart and kicking butt!
I would recommend The Curse Workers trilogy to anyone, you should really give this a try, because even though this is paranormal, it actually shows how the characters live in this world instead of trying to change it. I think that's what makes me like this series so much. I cannot say this is a favorite, because whenever I think about it, I see some things that this series didn't give me, but nonetheless, you need to give this a try.
Thanks for reading my review, and I hope you all have a great day! Until the next one!