White Cat by Holly Black

White Cat (Curse Workers)White Cat (Curse Workers, #1)Description from Goodreads.com
Cassel comes from a family of curse workers — people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they're all mobsters, or con artists. Except for Cassel. He hasn't got the magic touch, so he's an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail — he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.

Ever since, Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts crumbling when he starts sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He's noticing other disturbing things, too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him, caught up in a mysterious plot. As Cassel begins to suspect he's part of a huge con game, he also wonders what really happened to Lila. Could she still be alive? To find that out, Cassel will have to out-con the conmen.
Holly Black has created a gripping tale of mobsters and dark magic where a single touch can bring love — or death — and your dreams might be more real than your memories.

Not sure what to say about this one that hasn't already been noted. But yes, very entertaining, mystery filled and worth your time. I really enjoyed every minute of it, I read it in one day and can't wait to see where this story goes. The ending will really get you thinking, and wanting more. I got this book as a recommendation from Holly Black fanatics http://yabookreads.com/blog/2010/11/23/interview-with-holly-black-part-1/#more-1076 and you can check out their awesome website and interviews with this author.
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