Black Heart by Holly Black

admin    May 11, 2012

I just finished Black Heart by Holly Black and oh wow was it good.  It’s the third and final book (tear) in Black’s The Curse Worker series.  If you’re not familiar with the series, Cassel Sharpe lives in a world like ours except some people can curse others with luck, happiness or death, with a touch of their hands.  Everyone in Cassel’s family is a curse worker and works for the mob using their gifts to cheat, swindle, steal and worse.

In Black Heart Cassel finds himself having to clean up everyone else’s messes, his mother’s, his brother’s and even the school dean’s.  He also has his own mess, trying to get his lifelong friend and one time girlfriend Lila to forgive him or at least stop hating him.  But mostly all he really wants to do is be good. So why is everyone trying to get him to be bad?

Black Heart isn’t the only series book I’ve been impatiently waiting for.  Veronica Roth’s follow-up to Divergent, Insurgent just came out (reviewed here) and Bitterblue, the last book in Kristine Cashore’s Graceling series, released last week.  So many series, so little time.  What are some other series you’re impatiently waiting?