Black Heart by Holly Black will be released in the U.S. on April 3, 2012 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats.
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, the print edition is 304 pages.
Black Heart is the third book in the Curse Workers series by author Holly Black.
Do I really need to explain why Black Heart is THE book to watch this week for me? Well, just in case you didn’t know, I am a huge fangirl of this series. HUGE. And I have been going through withdrawal for the past year.
I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I last got a peek at one of my favorite male characters in YA fiction. Cassel Sharpe is amazing. He’s just so amazing. And this series is unbelievable. It’s gritty and dark and totally noir-ish. I love the curse workers… okay, maybe not all the curse workers, but their powers are awesome.
I sadly did not get an early copy to read, though I did put in a request, or I would have dropped everything to read it. But I’m so super glad that the wait is over in less than a month. I am counting the days. And if I could hold my breath until then I totally would.
While I’m devastated that the cover isn’t the one that was originally planned, as I loved that cover, I will be getting it for my Kindle so I’m sure I’ll survive. But those covers, while not matchy-matchy, really evoked the feeling of how I imagined the stories to be.
I did take a peek at the description a few months back when the wait got to be too much and it made me even more desperate to find out just what Cassel Sharpe was going to be asked to do. This boy has been trying so hard to stay on the side of right but everyone wants him to side with wrong and I’m curious to see just who wins out.
I never know what to expect from author Holly Black, aside from amazing writing and stories I love. But I have no idea where she plans on taking this story or just what she’ll do to her characters.
I am a little bit afraid for Cassel, and am especially worried he’ll be in for heartbreak and betrayal. I really hope that’s not the case, but those curse workers aren’t the most trustworthy sort.
While there are two other books I am dying to read that are releasing on April 3rd, Black Heart is undoubtedly my most anticipated book releasing that week and a book that I just had to put in the spotlight.
And if you’re like me and just can’t wait either, here is a small excerpt from Chapter One from Holly Black’s Tumblr.
Places to Stalk
About the Book
Other Amazing Books to Watch
Here are two other amazing books releasing on April 3rd:
Immortal City by Scott Speer
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers