Love, lust, murder, mayhem and high society converge in one thrilling debutCassandra Caravello has everything a girl could desire: elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, invitations to the best parties, and a handsome, wealthy fiancé—yet she longs for something more. Ever since her parents’ death,... show more
Love, lust, murder, mayhem and high society converge in one thrilling debutCassandra Caravello has everything a girl could desire: elegant gowns, sparkling jewels, invitations to the best parties, and a handsome, wealthy fiancé—yet she longs for something more. 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 the body of a murdered woman—with a bloody X carved across her heart—she’s drawn into a dangerous world of secret societies, courtesans, and killers. Soon, she finds herself falling for Falco, a poor artist with a mischievous grin . . . and a habit of getting into trouble. Will 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, romance, and mystery weave together in a novel that’s as seductive and stunning as the city of Venice itself.
Publish date: October 30th 2012
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Secrets of the Eternal Rose (#1)
A bit of cover lust got my attention for this one, plus YA murder mystery in Renaissance Venice? A must have. The first 150 pages or so were quite good, intriguing. The mystery was fairly compelling, even if the main character did make me roll my eyes a lot. I just didn't like her. By the middle o...
It took me a long time - more than half way through the novel - to really get into Venom, and there was a time when I contemplated not finishing it. Something about Cassandra and her predicament refused to click with me, and I couldn't see the so-called romance between her and Falco as anything but ...
Short and Sweet: Venom is definitely one of those books I thought I would like much better than I did. It wasn't a bad story, just not a very compelling one at times. I didn't feel drawn into the story until I was halfway into it. Although, it was beautifully written, it just didn't blow me away.To ...
This review can also be found hereThe premise of this book sounded like something I would really enjoy. Secrets and murder in Renaissance Venice? That sounds cool right? Unfortunately, I really didn't like it. I had to force myself just to keep reading since it didn't hold my interest and the charac...
Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost.I have to say, Venom really surprised me. I mean, I love historical and strong lead characters, but for some reason I had convinced myself that this wasn't for me. But then Inky from Book Haven Extraordinaire kept telling me that it was amazing. She fi...