by Holly Black
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2012. 296 pgs. Young Adult Fiction
Cassel Sharpe is trying to do the right thing, but it’s hard when you come from a family of con artists, the woman you think you love is the daughter of a mob boss, and you’ve just discovered you are one of the most rare and powerful curse workers in the world; a transformation worker who can turn anyone into anything living or inanimate. When Cassel and his brother are forced to work for the Feds, the lines between right and wrong continue to be blurred. Cassel must figure out for himself what it means to be good.
This is a very satisfying conclusion to Holly Black’s Curse Workers trilogy. Cassel is one of my favorite characters. He’s witty and always figures out ways to solve problems by relying on his intuition and creativeness.