By Fiona Paul
October 3rd, 2012
Dark Waters, #1
Synopsis via Goodreads
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.
So I really like this cover but it is also very similar to another book I WOWed a little while back, Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould. I'm sensing a potential mask trend. Though I have to say, the Cross My Heart cover is my favorite of the two. Anyway, this book looks amazing! It sounds like it is going to be a very mysterious and suspenseful read and I hope it lives up to my expectations. What do you think?