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Chelsea Russell's Blog

I grew up with a love of the written word. Writing is an art just like any other creative endeavor. Unlike painting with pastels, my words are my medium.

Currently reading

The Passage
Justin Cronin
The Golem and the Jinni
Helene Wecker
Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God's Everything
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
Jenna Woginrich
The Fellowship of the Ring
J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

White Cat

White Cat - Holly Black I read “White Cat” fairly quickly. I thought it was an enjoyable read, hence the reason why I gave it four stars. Holly Black does a great job creating an alternative world where some people can kill, maim or steal your luck with a mere touch. These gifted individuals are known as curse workers. Some have a skill that’s somewhat useful, whereas others possess a talent that’s potentially deadly. I loved how Black was able to shape her book around the criminal underworld. She certainly did a lot of research on different criminal societies across the world.

Even though Black put a lot of thought into creating a world shaped by criminal overlords, there were still some aspects I found confusing. She explained most everything really well, but other aspects felt a bit muddled. My favorite character by far was Granddad. When I pictured him I couldn't help but imagine Dean Martin ;p.

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