Narrator: Jesse Eisenberg
Publisher: Listening Library
Length: 6 hours and 41 min
Release Date: May 4th, 2010
Series: Curse Workers #1
Genres: Family, Law & Crime, Paranormal, Young Adult
Cassel comes from a shady, magical family of con artists and grifters. He doesn't fit in at home or at school, so he's used to feeling like an outsider. He's also used to feeling guilty; he killed his best friend, Lila, years ago.
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.
Curse working is cool
Discovering new magic systems is always fun, and the characters in WHITE CAT have some creepy powers. The ability to change emotions, change memories, give off good luck, kill, and more just with a touch. Using powers also has consequences for the curse worker, which I found a really interesting and great concept (normally people with powers can just use them whenever they want).
It’s about family… crime families
The family dynamics in WHITE CAT were complicated and sometimes dark. You questioned who could be trusted, who was really loyal to their family and who was using their kin for their own gain, especially since its a crime . Nothing was ever black and white.
Suspenseful right from the start
I really struggled to put WHITE CAT down. In the first 24 hours I had this book, I listened to 75%. Not only is it fast paced, but the mystery and twists keep you hooked. I did predict some bits and pieces of the plot, but nothing ever quite worked out exactly how I expected.
Best American narration so far
After 6 months of listening to audiobooks, I have developed a much greater like for British/ British sounding accents than American. But I have to admit Jesse Eisenberg did a fantastic job. The weirdest thing was recognising the voice from movies and trying to figure out where it came from haha. But once I settled in it was easy to listen to.
I’m really looking forward to the rest of this trilogy
For one thing I love the magic system/ curses and can’t wait to explore it, and am really interested to see what happens after the events of WHITE CAT. But also MY LIBRARY HAS ALL OF THE BOOKS ON AUDIO FOR ONCE LET US REJOICE!
WHITE CAT didn’t want to let me go. I flew through this audiobook, hooked by the mystery and suspense. It featured a really interesting magic concept and some dark, complicated character dynamics. I cannot wait to continue the story in the sequels and see what crazy, intense things go down next.