Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday: Venom by Fiona Paul

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that we are anxiously awaiting is VENOM by Fiona Paul.  VENOM releases on October 30th from Philomel.


Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancĂ©, she has everything a girl could desire. Yet ever since her parents’ death, Cassandra has felt trapped, alone in a city of water, where the dark and labyrinthine canals whisper of escape.

When Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, killers, and secret societies. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a mysterious artist with a mischievous grin... and a spectacular skill for trouble. Can Cassandra find the murderer, before he finds her? And will she stay true to her fiancĂ©, or succumb to her uncontrollable feelings for Falco?

Beauty, love, romance, and mystery weave together in a stunning novel that’s as seductive and surprising as the city of Venice itself.


I was captivated by this one the moment I saw the gorgeous cover!!!  I mean, what's better than a girl in a masquerade mask?  How bout a hot boy named Falco in one!!!  Murder and mayhem + romance and betrayal = The perfect YA book!  The setting of this one just makes me want to do a happy dance!  Renaissance Venice!  I'm hoping this one is a suspenseful and romantic as it sounds.  I can't wait to read it!