Publication: October 30th, 2012 by Philomel
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Summary from Goodreads:Check out the original and legit cover reveal at Lindsay Cummings' blog here!
Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, access to the best balls, her own lady’s maid, and a wealthy fiancé, 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.
But when Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—practically in her own backyard—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of secret societies, courtesans, and killers. 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 fiancé, 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.
This book was one of the debuts I was hoping on getting to read this year, and I'm glad it has a pretty cover to go with it now! I really like the purple and gold colors together with the mask and the fonts, very fancy masquerade-ball-y stuff. That's a technical term, by the way.
So, what do you make of the cover? We'd love to know your thoughts!