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Much Better than White Cat,
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This review is from: Red Glove (Curse Workers, Book 2) (Hardcover)
Red Glove is a much better follow up to White Cat. The focus is more on the curse work as opposed to mafia dealings. And the parallels to The Godfather are toned down to allow Black's own universe to shine through. However, the plot is still a little cliched since it goes from the mobsters to the Feds. Black even points this out when she says workers have to choose between being cops or robbers.
The characters continue to leave some lacking in the likeability department. Just because Cassel is involved with the Feds this time around doesn't mean he's a good guy. The con artist theme is even heavier throughout Red Glove and now that Cassel's mother is out of jail, her choices make her extremely disingenuine. Although props to her at the end (not giving any spoilers away). The reader still doesn't get a clear feeling on Lila regarding whether she's really with Cassel or if she's conning him some way too. Even the ending between Lila and Cassel is not really what it seems. Black does hash out the personalities of Sam and Daneca more, so they become more endeared to the reader and less like they were added just because of a basic plot formula.
Overall, Red Glove was much more enjoyable than White Cat due to its more original plot ideas. The twists and turns are much better. And it fills in where White Cat fell short to make the wait for a third book worthwhile.