Black Heart by Holly Black (The Curse Workers #3)

Black Heart - Holly Black

Hey guys! I hope you’re all having a great day and this is my review to Black Heart by Holly Black, and is the last book in the Curse Workers trilogy.


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. She's the daughter of a mob boss and getting ready to join the family business herself. Though Cassel is pretty sure she can never love him back, he can't stop obsessing over her. Which would be bad enough, even if her father wasn't keeping Cassel's mother prisoner in a posh apartment and threatening not to let her leave until she returns the priceless diamond she scammed off him years ago. Too bad she can't remember where she put it.


The Feds say they need Cassel to get rid of a powerful man who is spinning dangerously out of control. But if they want Cassel to use his unique talent to hurt people, what separates the good guys from the bad ones? Or is everyone just out to con him?


Time is running out, and all Cassel's magic and cleverness might not be enough to save him. With no easy answers and no one he can trust, love might be the most dangerous gamble of all.


I felt like Red Glove was quite the jump from White Cat and I wasn’t sure how much I liked it. Now that I think about it, the order of this series for me from most favorite to least favorite would be: White Cat, Black Heart, and then Red Glove.


A lot of the things I thought Red Glove didn’t have was actually quite well mixed in with Black Heart. I felt like the Red Glove focused more on the relationships, but this book was more of a fun ride! I thought that Cassel was more of a developed character and that his and Lila’s relationship was portrayed better in this book compared to the last. Even with his relationship with Sam, I was happy with their friendship. I cannot say the same of Daneca though. I felt she was so out of character! I didn’t like her at all in this book whereas, in the previous books, she was a really likeable character.


There weren’t a lot of plot twists in this book, except for Mina sub-plot. I found that one just a little bit predictable. But the very ending was really good. I was really happy with Cassel, because I don’t think he came out of character even once. And of course, Cassel Sharpe has to leave us all on a good ending note. :D


Overall, this book is my second favorite in the series, the most favorite being White Cat.


I would recommend this series to anyone who likes consistent series. And try out some urban fantasy. The best thing about this series is that it’s not about the entire world-building even though Black does a good job of portraying it. This is Cassel’s story. And Cassel’s story is what makes this book great! Just go and read this series, it’s a really quick read for three books, and there’s no heavy world building. This book was amazing, and so was this series! :D


Thanks for reading my review, and I hope you all have a great day! :D