Black Heart by Holly Black
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
[more a review of the series than anything else]
WHat can I say? I really loved this series. Like it caught me right there in the heart.
Cassel is a person who from the first book to the last has been struggling with doing what's right from what's wrong. As I said before he is a grey character and not only that he's many different shades of grey. He's met with decisions to make that can be wrong or wrong, because when we look at it in black or white, you really can't say. In the end though he pulls through although there are some decisions I'm not sure how to feel about them *cough*Barron*cough* I won't say anything more on that hand, when you read the book you may know what I'm talking about.
Another thing I loved about this book, is the plot or the fact that Cassel is who he is. A con-artist, (I have a weak spot for those books) and we hear Cassels voice clearly when he's talking about how a scam works, and you (the reader) are right there with him as he makes the scam. You're following him step-by-step and hoping it works out alright.
Cassel also has his friends to support him, and I love their dynamic together. Sam's a good person and so is Daneca, and I think if it weren't for those two, Cassel would've tipped over that very very very thin line his walking.
I'm also glad the Lila-Cassel relationship was resolved. I think how it worked out was pretty fitting too.
Agh Barron what to say about him? I think he's the most confusing character (i don't mean it in a bad way) that I've met, in that I cannot get a grip on who he is. I think a part of that is because Cassel in his own way, although he loves his family, doesn't know either. But there's a part of you, or me at least, when you see glimpses of him being human, that you just can't help but hope that everything works out alright for him in the end.
Well if you're reading this review and contemplating whether or not you should read this, I say go for it. It's a wonderful and entertaining read.