Waiting On Wednesday: Venom by Fiona Paul

Waiting On Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine, lets us book hoarding bloggers highlight a book we’re excited for each week.  This week I’m waiting on Venom by Fiona Paul.

GoodReads Description:  Cassandra Caravello is one of Renaissance Venice’s lucky elite: with elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, 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.

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 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.

Why I’m Excited: I’m not usually excited for historical, but Kim read it and told me it was awesome.  Plus there is a cool mask on the front and I have a thing for cool masks.  I was going to buy the audio download, but I couldn’t help myself and went ahead and ordered the hardcover.
Venom comes out October 30, 2012.


  1. Venom is fantastic and so is Fiona Paul! I’m having dinner with her tomorrow :-)

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My WoW

  2. Loved this book! Great setting and super swoon worthy guy named Falco!!!
    My WOW

  3. I really want to read this book! I’ve heard so many great things about it, great pick :)
    My WOW

  4. Loved the setting of this book and the cover is really great!

  5. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and bring it to my attention!! Please check out my WoW!

  6. I’ve just finished reading it, and I have to say ti was quite an interesting read. Great pick.
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

  7. What up, fake Steph? Every time I see you on twitter I wonder if your name is really Jane or something :)

    Thanks for featuring Venom! And thanks for the comment-love, ladies. Christina I can’t wait to meet you tomorrow. Dinner with dashing fellow Penguin author Antony John (look him up if you need some more TBRs). Ah, the glamorous life of a writer :)

  8. I didn’t know you had a thing for masks! I wonder what that says about you? You like masks, your name is “fake” steph…something tells me you are hiding something!

  9. Target has some of the most gorgeous masks… I’m going back after Halloween to buy some, might hang them in the hallway. Also, I liked Venom too, and someday I will review it! ;)

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