Jan. 21st, 2014

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There was a time when if I had all of the books in a series at once, I would write one review of all of them.  There was also a time when I used to write actual reviews, instead of book report style essays.  Those times are gone now.  We do not speak of those times.

One of the reasons I used to review whole series at once as an attempt to not spoil above the cut text, but oh well.  After this point, here there be spoilers for White Cat.

Cassel’s mother is out of prison, and before she gets back to her old tricks, she has a homecoming gift for her son.  Beautiful vicious Lila, who he has been in love with since childhood is human again, and his mother has worked her to be infatuated with him.  Waiting until the magic has faded would be so much easier if Lila hadn’t decided it was a good idea to go to school with him.  Worse, the FBI is sniffing around, and drawing closer and closer to the Sharpe family secrets, and when Cassel’s brother Phillip turns up dead, he’ll have to dive head first into those secrets if he wants to get out of this alive.

“You’ve just been sitting here chatting with me and my brother’s dead? You knew my brother was dead and you let me - you let me...,” I stammer. “No. No. Why would you do that?” )

Red Glove is a strong second novel in a trilogy, every bit as powerful and page turning as the first and third, with none of the flaws middle novels are so often plagued by.

The same warning that I gave at the end of my previous review still applies.  This is a very good book, but it’s emotionally a difficult read, and potentially extremely triggery.  If you’re considering reading it and worried about it, you can PM me to discuss any specific concerns.

Holly Black can be found online at her website, blackholly.com, or on livejournal, as [livejournal.com profile] blackholly.

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