This weekly meme is hosted by Jill over at BreakingTheSpine. The purpose? To highlight the novels we are most eagerly awaiting the release of. Here is what I am waiting for today:
Author: Fiona Paul
Release Day: October 3rd, 2012
Summary: (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?
My Thoughts: The setting is Italy! I find that to be enticing of its own accord and especially Renaissance times with ball gowns and colorful masks. The cover is beautiful too. But what really makes me want to read this book is the murder mystery. I don't know why, but I was obsessed with Nancy Drew in elementary school and I still can't get enough of lame cop shows like Psych or Grimm (it is kinda a cop...show) or Monk! I love Monk, but I digress. So, yes. Mysteries for the win! And Renaissance Italy. And yeah, of course, the romance.
What are you waiting for? :)