Waiting on Wednesday (72) - Black Heart by Holly Black8:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry
Summary (from Simon & Schuster Canada's website):
Cassel Sharpe knows he's been used as an assassin, but he's trying to put all that behind him. He's trying to be good, even though he grew up in a family of con artists and cheating comes as easily as breathing to him. He's trying to do the right thing, even though the girl he loves is inextricably connected with crime. And he's trying to convince himself that working for the Feds is smart, even though he's been raised to believe the government is the enemy.I'm not sure how many of you are aware yet, but Holly Black's Curse Workers series is getting a completely new look! The old cover featuring Cassel and Lila has been replaced by this lovely purple and black cover which features some pretty cool artwork.
But with a mother on the lam, the girl he loves about to take her place in the Mob, and new secrets coming to light, the line between what's right and what's wrong becomes increasingly blurred. When the Feds ask Cassel to do the one thing he said he would never do again, he needs to sort out what's a con and what's truth. In a dangerous game and with his life on the line, Cassel may have to make his biggest gamble yet—this time on love.
I really was a fan of the old covers, so I'm sorry to burst your bubbles if you were also attached to the old ones, but I think it's interesting to see how the covers have been changed so much! With the old ones, you could easily get a dark crime noir vibe from the cover alone... but I really do love the purple colour, so I'm oddly conflicted. The obvious downside to the cover change is that my first two books won't match... but I'm sure it won't change the fact that Black Heart will be a great read!
I'm eager to see how Holly Black will finish the Curse Workers trilogy. I hope everything will work itself out in the end because Cassel's life was not looking too fun towards the end of Red Glove. I can't wait to read it!