Transformation magic worker Cassel Sharpe is back in this suspenseful follow-up to last year’s White Cat. The subplot about fighting for magic workers’ rights will resonate with any teens who are concerned about social justice and human rights.
When Cassel’s older brother, is killed, the Feds recruit him to help solve the murder. But the mob wants him too and since the leader, Anton Zacharov, is the father of Lila, the girl Cassel loves — and who has been cursed to love him — they have some extra leverage. (MCELDERRY, Apr., 325 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9781442415522, HC, 14 & Up)