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Venom [KINDLE] ❄ Venom ❦ Fiona Paul – Thomashillier.co.uk Love, lust, murder, mayhem and high society converge in one thrilling debut Part Gossip Girl, part Edgar Allan Poe, and wholly beautiful, elegant and suspenseful, this novel set in Venice during the R Love, lust, murder, mayhem and high society converge in one thrilling debut Part Gossip Girl, part Edgar Allan Poe, and wholly beautiful, elegant and suspenseful, this novel set in Venice during the Renaissance is a true romantic thriller When Cassandra Caravallo visits her friend Liviana s crypt and finds a murdered courtesan inside, her world is turned upside down Before she knows it, Cass is involved with Falco, a grave robbing artist, and on her way to discovering corruption in the elite Venetian society But will she find the man who s been savagely murdering beautiful young girls before he finds her Will she stay true to her fiance, who s off studying law in France Or will she succumb to Falco s charms Beauty, love, romance and murder combine in a novel that s as seductive and stunning as Venice itself.


10 thoughts on “Venom

  1. Katerina Kondrenko Katerina Kondrenko says:

    8.5 out of 10 This review on my blog Living A Thousand Livesplease use Chrome Yandex browser or Android IOS to see the page otherwise, spoiler tags I use to make my post compact may not work Short Soundtrack Josh Groban All improvviso aIl Divo Ti amer Nino Katamadze Insight Once on the streetGenre historical fantasy, YA, mysteryStuff Renaissance Venice, forbidden love, maniac Fail some typical YA momentsWOW atmosphere POV 3rd person, femaleLove Geometry 8.5 out of 10 This review on my blog Living A Thousand Livesplease use Chrome Yandex browser or Android IOS to see the page otherwise, spoiler tags I use to make my post compact may not work Short Soundtrack Josh Groban All improvviso aIl Divo Ti amer Nino Katamadze Insight Once on the streetGenre historical fantasy, YA, mysteryStuff Renaissance Venice, forbidden love, maniac Fail some typical YA momentsWOW atmosphere POV 3rd person, femaleLove Geometry seeming, next to noneQuote CoreYou may study the bodies of the living and the dead for clues about the mechanism of the muscles, the bones, and even the brain, but you can never unravel the mystery of the human heartImagine that night cemeteries, moonlight on the canal s surface, narrow streets, beautiful palazzi, mysterious killings And you have a young artist with a shock of curly dark hair, with bright eyes, blue like water of Adriatic, with patches of dye on his clothes and very mischievous grin, to help you with crime investigations You both would sneak in and out off homes, brothels and tombs, you would share quite every night not like that, but a bit like that , though you re betrothed with another man who s studying aboard, and you have reputation which is so easy to spatter At first, you would do nothing wrong with this new friend of yours, but with passing of time you ll realize how much you would love to left your old life and just run away with this boy.


  2. Nastassja Nastassja says:

    Buddy read with Julia with the assistance of Katerina Girls, our all night discussions were the best time of my life Julia, your narration of Luca and Falco will stay in my memory forever I hope you ll quote them for us in the next book too Kat, I am glad you seduced me into reading this book I am looking forward to our next book sabbath party Actual rating 3.5A blow to the head,if sufficiently sharp,can produce an indentationin the skull Results may be blindness,muteness, violent paro Buddy read with Julia with the assistance of Katerina Girls, our all night discussions were the best time of my life Julia, your narration of Luca and Falco will stay in my memory forever I hope you ll quote them for us in the next book too Kat, I am glad you seduced me into reading this book I am looking forward to our next book sabbath party Actual rating 3.5A blow to the head,if sufficiently sharp,can produce an indentationin the skull Results may be blindness,muteness, violent paroxysmsof the limbs, and amnesia THE BOOK OF THE ETERNAL ROSEYou may be wondering what a strange epigraph to start a review What does she want to tell us with these words Is she threatening us Well, I may be in training to become a professional serial killer and The book of the eternal rose is a very handy set of peculiar notes to help me with my endeavor If you want to join the profession, you are welcome to readof these terrifyingly alluring notes they are in the beginning of every chapter. Venom is a mix of strange and alluring, terrifying and mysterious, romantic and painful the atmosphere of this book is really magnificent I can honestly admit that what kept my attention the whole book is not its characters or romance it s the atmosphere and mystery So, if you are a fan of historical mystery you MUST read this book I was glued to the secrets of Venice and its dark places we see the underside of beautiful legendary city the darker andcreepier side of it And I was absolutely enchanted remember, I am a serial killer in training The canal water bubbled and hissed in places She flinched at every dark misshapen shadow, half convinced the murderer was going to rise up alongside the boat and reach for her.I wanted to explore every nook and corner of that darker Venice, to find out its terrifying secrets with our heroine What had the murderer done with her friend s body why move one to hide another Why the gruesome X carved across the girl s heart Where was Livi now This book, in a way, is also a story of coming of age Our MC Cassandra is a 15 16 years old girl She was engaged from her childhood to a man she barely knows, she is sheltered but has a wild heart and wants to explore and to live for once in her life As we all are well aware, such desires do not end good, but that the reason we love such stories, rightCass tried to behave she really did But sometimes the urge to do something completely overrode her education and upbringing She didn t want to break rules, but saw nothing wrong with climbing up the side of a building to get a better view of the busy Grand Canal, or running her hand across the velvety forehead of one of the Doge s horses as they paraded through the narrow streets during a festival Impulsive, her aunt, Agnese, called her Cass preferred to think of it as living How am I supposed to know what feels right she asked I was never taught to feel just to obey It s suffocating Most of the time I can barely breathe Cass will find her adventures romantic and terrifying once Her itinerary graveyard, brothel, abandoned house filled with human parts, night rides in gondolas, painting sessions with handsome mysterious artist should I continue or you get the picture My Nancy Drew mode was turned on full force and I was suspecting everyone Seriously, even the heroine s cat Slipper is involved in some shady business So you see, when I say EVERYONE is a suspect I kidding you not In the end of the day I guessed the killer right, but things turned out a little bit lotcomplicated than I originally thought The romance part I am most reluctant to highlight this topic, because we have a love triangle Yes, again If you know me, you know I hate love triangles, because one of the love interests is usually annoying creature, whose presence in the book serves only a fashion for love triangles But in the case of Venom I was torn in two we have for once two decent male characters and it is so hard to choose the right one Especially when both of the love interests helped our heroine to grow as a person and understand some of her feelings I won t tell whose team I am, because I don t want for you to make any reservations if you ll decide to read this book I will explain in a spoiler tags my thoughts about the romance Believe me, it s better to dive into this unprepared and to track your reaction on both men Just be ready for a lot of angst view spoiler I am team Luca Falco is a passion and Luca is a common sense But that is not the only reason why I like him Luca is also a passionate soul, but he keeps his feeling hidden he suffered, he lost people he loved and cared about, and, still, he cares about Cass and is ready to give her some space and time to get to know him Falco is an interesting character too, but in a prism of his relationship with Cass, I didn t like him as a love interest I don t know, though, how I will feel in the next book about our boys, but so far I am pretty solid in my affections hide spoiler Finale thoughts read this book if you are fond of a good mystery in historical fiction book and do not mind a love triangle, even a nice one.


  3. Mitch Mitch says:

    Why do I feel like I ve just read the Twilight of young adult historical fiction I am not kidding, the only thing Fiona Paul manages to do right is adapt every single conceivable cliche from every second rate paranormal romance I ve ever been suckered into reading into this thing nominally set in medieval Venice If you re looking for an independent minded but ultimately hapless heroine, a ridiculous love at first sight love interest, shallow, predictable drama between the two, and a plot that Why do I feel like I ve just read the Twilight of young adult historical fiction I am not kidding, the only thing Fiona Paul manages to do right is adapt every single conceivable cliche from every second rate paranormal romance I ve ever been suckered into reading into this thing nominally set in medieval Venice If you re looking for an independent minded but ultimately hapless heroine, a ridiculous love at first sight love interest, shallow, predictable drama between the two, and a plot that ultimately goes nowhere despite the promise of a murderer on the loose, yeah, just save yourself the trouble and imagine that last paranormal you read now takes place in Venice a couple hundred years ago Done.Oh, how I wish I could ve done that But before I go on, doesn t the summary give the impression that Venom is going to be a murder mystery With historical elements I mean, stumbles upon a murdered woman, dangerous world of courtesans, secret society, that s all murder mystery stuff, right RIGHT Instead, I had to suffer through chapters consisting basically of Cass serendipitously bumping into random artist Falco on the streets of Venice, then again at that graveyard across from her villa that she just happens to be wandering through in the middle of the night Seriously, can we please stop with the random chance meeting of the mysterious hot guy who the heroine instantly notices but thinks will never meet again until he somehow shows up the next day and plays a huge role in the plot cliche Especially since how it happens in EVERY DAMN BOOK completely defies the laws of probability Can we just focus on solving the murder And not spend the entire time going googly over each other while the murderer is trying to, I don t know, murder you Is that too much to ask for Those first few chapters were like a huge warning sign, but like any intrepid reader I decided to continue because, how much worse can it get Oh, it gets worse Cause Venom of course jumps right on the adults are useless bandwagon, so even though someone is actively trying to kill this girl, she decides to hide this from everyone except Falco Even though she thinks he might be the murderer Umm, WHAT This is explained with your standard I don t want to get into trouble for wandering around a graveyard and discovering a dead body excuse, which I m sure will work quite well after you ve been stabbed to death by that murderer who knows all about you discovering the dead body and is currently busy sending you death threats Yes, yes, I know the modus operandi of these kinds of books is to get the girl and the hot guy together investigating the murders by themselves so they can have hot scenes together, but the sheer stupidity of how Paul sets this up is just mind boggling I m sure discoveringdead bodies is no problem at all for these people.Then, there s the fact that the murder storyline isn t even well thought out It slike filler that takes a backseat to the shallow romance that dominates the plot of this book Why is the first murder victim dumped where she is It seemed so important, but nope, it s just written that way so Cass can be drawn into the investigation in the most shocking way possible Disappointing And the red herrings pointing to Falco Beyond obvious The ultimate identity of the murderer Horribly developed I think Cass spendstime obsessing over Falco, and then ending up in a love triangle with her fiance to boot, than actually actively trying to figure out who the murderer is I mean, if you re gonna go out, by yourself or actually with one guy, and actually try to solve this thing, at least try to solve this thing That means spendingthan three or four scenes on your investigation and not bumbling around with obvious red herrings until the murderer drops into your lap when he tries to kill you Ugh.Hate to say it, but the teaser fooled me, Venom is not a well written historical fiction In fact, it s incompetent by almost every measure Oh, and what secret society


  4. Nafiza Nafiza says:

    Venom invites you to a rich world of mystery and intrigue set in Renaissance Venice It offers secret rendezvous in graveyards, masked balls and errant lovers mixed with absent fianc s With a premise like that, I could not help but be interested in the novel The cover, too, is beautiful and alluring.So what went wrong Many things, I m afraid This will take a while so bear with me I went to this author event recently where Kenneth Oppel presided as the main author in attendance He spoke abou Venom invites you to a rich world of mystery and intrigue set in Renaissance Venice It offers secret rendezvous in graveyards, masked balls and errant lovers mixed with absent fianc s With a premise like that, I could not help but be interested in the novel The cover, too, is beautiful and alluring.So what went wrong Many things, I m afraid This will take a while so bear with me I went to this author event recently where Kenneth Oppel presided as the main author in attendance He spoke about his writing and showed us the amount of work he does before he comes to a draft that he is willing to call his first it s actually the 4th or 5th and is about knee high in papers By the time he has finished writing a novel to his satisfaction, he has accumulated papers that are nearly thigh high when stacked together The reason I talk about this is because as I read Venom, I saw the potential of a good novel but what I was reading seemedlike a first draft than the copy you send out for reviewing purposes This seemedlike a first draft than the final one.This is the academic in me but it made me wonder whether the standard is being disregarded because it is children s literature but of course, that cannot be true because Oppel is also a YA novelist though I believe his novels arecross over than strictly YA Anyway, I shall now detail to my readers what troubled me about this novel.The setting of the novel, as I said, is historical Venice The characters populating a novel set in such a time and place will necessarily be constructed by the ideas and thoughts of the period Their actions will be informed by the norms of the society they were born and live in even if they are thinking against the grain When you take a character that is born in a different culture in a different time and place and project upon her the thoughts and actions of a contemporary American girl, it makes for an illogical and frequently jarring read Her constant sneaking out and meeting a strange man despite being engaged to another without any thought of her position in society is improbable and does not read as an authentic portrayal of a girl of her time period The lack of attention given to the titles of nobility by the serving class also throws the reader out of the narrator It does not seem possible that the maid would address her employer by her name especially in its diminutive form There probably would behesitation when making fast and loose with one s virtue than Cass shows at any time Also, I am no expert but I doubt going from one place to another in a gondola was as easy as this book seems to insist it is.We meet Cassandra at a funeral and her lack of respect for the dead girl is astounding She assures the readers that she was not very close to the dead girl in question and then proceeds to talk about how much the death is affecting her how sad she is even though she is backing out of the church and falling into the arms of an erstwhile artist At her friend s funeral Right She does not read the letter her fianc sent her in the beginning of the book for about one third of the book despite mentioning it once and again The letter seems as though it was tampered with its seal is broken but this goes nowhere Cass tells us how her fianc kissed her for the very time and all she could think about was the bench digging into her back and then as soon as he gets back, she starts noticing him in all these splendid new ways His shy eyes, his soft hair and oh, his broad shoulders The love interest is an artist who takes her to shoddy places, leaves her alone amongst men with rapacious intents, digs up graves and steals corpses, lies to her, drugs her does he sound charming yet Cass has no reason to go looking for the killer other than the disappearance of a body flimsy excuse that does not get better as the novel proceeds The mystery is under developed, the villains are vanilla and read almost as though they were cut out from cardboard and the so called killer is ridiculous enough to induce an eye roll There are no connections between the mysteries and there s no answer to the question why do I care The language is too contemporary and some of the words such as creepy are out of place as is the attitude of the main character.There is not a single likable character in the novel And no, it is not like Thackerary s Vanity Fair where such ambivalent characters are intentional The main character is rude, unappreciative and deliberately stupid Also, writing in a journal does not make her a writer no matter how much the author insisted I really did not like her At all The love interest is creepy, stalkery and sometimes murderous The rest of the characters are under developed The pacing is lagging and the diction is troubling The plotting is weak and full of holes.Look, this book had the potential of being a lot better If I were the editor, I would have told the author to work on her characterization especially where Cassandra is concerned She is a sheltered young girl of the noble class If she has to be rebellious, well, sure but not in a way that reads so out of place in the setting Also, she is very abrasive She comes off as cold and unfeeling even to the so called artist to whom she professes her love I would have asked the author to work on the mystery, the villains, to create somethingsubstantial than what is present But alas.Would I recommend this one Unfortunately, no


  5. Sarah (thegirltheycalljones) Sarah (thegirltheycalljones) says:

    This book could easily be summed up with four words Venice, mystery, murders and HORMONES Is it a bad thing Hell no Is it a great thing Not really It s average.There are lots of goods in this book and some bad, which makes it quite uneven and lower the rating to three stars.The setting was great Renaissance Venice Can you do better, really I don t think so Maybe it s because I ve been to Venice three times in my life and enjoyed every trip, the last one being only two years back, and This book could easily be summed up with four words Venice, mystery, murders and HORMONES Is it a bad thing Hell no Is it a great thing Not really It s average.There are lots of goods in this book and some bad, which makes it quite uneven and lower the rating to three stars.The setting was great Renaissance Venice Can you do better, really I don t think so Maybe it s because I ve been to Venice three times in my life and enjoyed every trip, the last one being only two years back, and the city is still so fresh in mind, but I had the feeling to be there again And what a pleasure Venice is mighty, stunning and immortal You cannot just go to Venice once, I dare you to stay away.Anyway, being there was wonderful and I ll pick up the next book just to see how the author talks about Florence Cassandra is a decent MC even if HORMONES everywhere I mean, everywhere A lot of random thoughts at inappropriate times, a lot of random daydreaming about two boys I like him but I like him too, OMG how can I think about him as I just said I liked the other goldfish.But at the same time, her passionate and obsessive thoughts are so close to what falling in love feels like that I can t really hold it against her Instead of deeply annoy me what it should have , it kind of made mesmile With a touch of adult condescension of course But still it was a smile Okay, I found her cute and touching and it has everything to do with the writing So props to that.Falco is THE epitome of the hot artist, not entirely respectable, not very bad either or is he Ha HA Who knows Mystery, murders and HORMONES Anyway, he s H O T Fact He s hard to figure out, there might beunder his cocky attitude or not Ha HA Mystery, murder and HORMONES Side note Kat, if you ever read this, you know your shit about hot guys Not that it s new or a surprise, but it had to mentioned Luca is just as mysterious in his own different way and I admit I m curious about him Plus he has a very messy and dark past or has he Because mystery, murders and ok, you got it and has everything to evolve as a deeper character.I ll not talkabout the main characters, too scared to fall in the spoiler hole Is spoiler hole a thing Does it sound super weird Can it become a thing Does it sound too disturbing to become a thing Sorry, it s 2am and I need to feed the baby I m tired Back to the book now I liked the side characters too, they were developed enough to be memorable, not there enough to create a mess of too many people there.I really enjoyed the mystery but the pace was so uneven Some chapters were total page turners, Agatha Christie style, WHODUNNIT I WANNA KNOW etc Some other parts were sooo looong for nothing.Also, there s the matter of the love triangle.I admit that this one is not that irritating but I DON T CARE ABOUT LOVE TRIANGLES I don t wanna read about them, I want to wipe love triangles out of the literary world, I don t want to pick a team because PLEASE it s always so obvious, I mean why even bother with two dudes as one is clearly cooler, hotter and every superlative ever like here, COME ON we all know who we d choose Well, I know who I d choose or if not obvious then super disappointing because it turns out not to be YOUR ship in the end and it fucks up the whole series for you.So yeah, booh for the love triangle that, I suspect, will drag on and on in the next bookand in the next oneand I wanna hang myself already.I do realise it s a lot of rant for a 3 stars book I did enjoy my reading though, it was light and I needed light I m curious enough about the characters fate to pick up book 2 I want to wander around Florence like I did in Venice I wantmystery, murders and HORMONES


  6. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    The premise is a lotsuccessful than the execution The blurb drew me in, but I guess I had different expectations for the book I feel like the actions of the heroine was way too uncharacteristic for someone of her age and class I did not like the love interest at all, Falco is an arrogant asshole, and I couldn t see what Cass saw in him besides for the initial bad boy attraction DNF.


  7. Tzippy Tzippy says:

    Is it possible for a book to be underwhelming and horrifying at the same time Like many others, I was seriously anticipating Venom YA murder mystery set in Venice during the Renaissance How could that not be awesome I guess maybe if the main character is a privileged rich girl with a loving family whose biggest problem is that her life is too boring and she complains about it All The Time And if her love interest, Falco, is every girl s fantasy you know, the kind of guy who dresses her Is it possible for a book to be underwhelming and horrifying at the same time Like many others, I was seriously anticipating Venom YA murder mystery set in Venice during the Renaissance How could that not be awesome I guess maybe if the main character is a privileged rich girl with a loving family whose biggest problem is that her life is too boring and she complains about it All The Time And if her love interest, Falco, is every girl s fantasy you know, the kind of guy who dresses her up like a prostitute, brings her to a brothel, and then leaves her to fend for herself and that s all before his awful secret is revealed And the letters Allow me to rant a bit about the letters So Cass the main character is engaged to Luca, who s apparently the boringest borington in all of Boringville spoiler alert he s not really And he writes her these letters, which Cass puts off reading for the entire book, since she s sure they re going to be well, have I overused the word boring yet Anyway, like a quarter of this book is filled with Cass seeing the letters, feeling guilty for not having read the letters yet, and thinking, Okay, soon I ll read them, really, I mean it this time By the time Cass actually opens one of these letters, I was positive that it would contain, like, the authentic Coca Cola recipe or something At the very least, a proof for Fermat s last theorem I know, I know Fermat s last theorem has already been proven But it hadn t been when this book is set view spoiler Anyway, the letters are nothing of the sort They just say blah blah blah, I miss you, don t wander around with strange guys Unfortunately, they don t say, Be careful, my half brother Cristian is a murderer and he s got his eye on you Bevague and unhelpful, Luca hide spoiler So now let s move on to Falco s deep dark secret You know, usually when a character has a deep dark secret, it s either A something bad that happened to them when they were young, or B something stupid they did when they were drunk that had enormous consequences So, points for originality, Falco Because his deep dark secret is view spoiler He digs up corpses and uses them as models for his art Including Cass s friend s corpse More on that later Also, he sells some of the corpses to be used as medical cadavers But mostly, I did it for the art, he writes in a letter to Cass, and she immediately melts Oh He desecrated graves and stole dead bodies for the art How romantic That s totally not something a serial killer would say Cass s friend s body well, he was involved in stealing it, but he doesn t know what happened to it Maybe it was used for artistic purposes, he says, as if that s supposed to be comforting Now, I don t want to come off as a person who doesn t appreciate art.But Gross hide spoiler If Cass and Falco were supposed to be ambiguous characters and this were supposed to be some kind of macabre psychological thriller, I could get behind that But that would require depth that this book does not possess.Aside from being unlikable, these characters are also underdeveloped I never got a clear picture of any of the characters not these three, not Cass s lady s maid Siena, not her friend Mada, not Mada s fiance Marco, not the dead friend Liviana apparently she was good , not Cass s aunt, certainly not her dead parents And nothing was really resolved by the end of the book Left for the sequel, I suppose, but something bigger is going on is just not enough of a hook to get me interested in reading the next book of the series Renaissance Venice might be enough of a hook, though Oh, why do I do this to myself


  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I must admit it took me a little while to get into this book It is told in third person which made it difficult for me to connect with Cass at first Also the first scene is a funeral so it was sad and slow But have no fear because soon enough I met Falco and I was hooked Cass just lost a close friend and at night she likes to walk around the graveyard Weird, yes, but it is her way to have a little freedom and alone time, plus it s located right behind her house She visits her friend s cryp I must admit it took me a little while to get into this book It is told in third person which made it difficult for me to connect with Cass at first Also the first scene is a funeral so it was sad and slow But have no fear because soon enough I met Falco and I was hooked Cass just lost a close friend and at night she likes to walk around the graveyard Weird, yes, but it is her way to have a little freedom and alone time, plus it s located right behind her house She visits her friend s crypt and notices that her friend s body is gone and replaced with a courtesan girl Cass plans to run to tell the Guard but on the way she runs into Falco again.Falco oozes charisma and charm right off the pages Plan to swoon all over yourself The first line he spoke before I even knew his name and I was in love Falco talks Cass out of going to the Guard because they are corrupt and useless Falco suggests that they team up and investigate the murder themselves Cass agrees wanting to know where her friend s body is and the other part of her wanting the excuse to see Falco again They ended up making a very hilarious pair of spies Each night they have a different plan of where to go and how to investigate One night Cass dresses up as a prostitute and they go to a few of the prostitute houses to find out who the murdered girl is That was not something Cass normally saw Another night they attend a masked ball They have amazing chemistry Falco teases Cass a bit but you can feel how much he admires her Falco brings out her free spirit that you can feel her wanting to release When Falco wasn t on the page I was skimming ahead dying to know when Cass would see him again and Cass was always wondering the same thing I am not a historical reader at all but I loved the setting of this one I was drawn to this book based on the fact that it took place in Renaissance Venice and I loved it The descriptions were beautiful and realistic and I could always picture myself inside the book I still cringe thinking about the whale bones and crazy contraptions Cass wore I should also admit I didn t know what half of the things she wore were I would have never been able to live in those times although I badly wanted to hop on a gondola with Falco and just ride around in the dark making out lol I loved that Cass slowly opened up and rebelled She slowly started to be who she wanted, even ripped off the whale bones at one point, but she also kept pulling back feeling an obligation to her aunt I found her aunt to be rude but since she is all the family Cass has left, Cass doesn t want to disappoint her.I wanted to report back that there isn t a love triangle but I m afraid there is Cass does have a fianc but it is someone who she is promised to, not someone she picked for herself She hasn t seen Luca in three years since he went off to school but he eventually shows Luca was a jerk at first but then later I felt sorry for him I won t get muchinto him because he is a bit spoilery I felt like he handled things terribly and kept lies that put Cass at risk Not that Falco didn t have a few secrets but I just thought Luca should have came clean with some things sooner Not to mention his horridly boring supposed love letters I think he does care for Cass but I felt nothing between them but Cass feels a responsibility to keep their agreement It weighs heavily on her mind throughout the story but seriously if she doesn t end up with Falco I m going to beat my book to death with a whale bone.Which brings me to the ending that was very open While the murderer is revealed, there is a whole big other conspiracy going on that we must wait to learnabout in the next book The mystery was still interesting enough and as I said I really loved watching Cass and Falco work to uncover it I am happy that the romance was such a large part of the book because it was so fantastic I was kind of hoping for somethingto be wrapped up since it was a somewhat long book at about 430 pages but I ll try to wait patiently Other than that I absolutely loved the storyokay I admit mostly I loved Falco But if you needthan just him to read then that is okay too because the mystery is fun and the historical parts are fascinating as well How terrible it must be to be a member of the noble class So many rules Such restraint You must feel like a caged bird, battering its wings against the sides of its golden prison So fierce, Falco murmured, holding out a hand to help Cass to her feet I m beginning to enjoy picking you up off the ground I know you want this as much as I do, he said You aren t going to report me And even if you did, I m inclined to think a night with you might well be worth imprisonment


  9. Zoe Stewart (Zoe& Zoe Stewart (Zoe& says:

    Today s review is brought to you by the word of the day boredom Sheer Boredom An interesting concept, but holy fuck I was not into this One too many instances of I m different, I m not like other girls and you re different, eh Not like all those other girls G A GSeriously I want to vomit A general waste of my time Today was a reading write off I read a lot, but like 5% of it was actually worthwile.


  10. Elesia Elesia says:

    3.5 stars While I did enjoy this book and loved the time and setting, it did drag on and bore me at times It was also a little predictable, but I did enjoy reading about Cass story I feel like I m already on the love interest team most people don t pick, and I m intrigued enough by the series and the characters to continue reading on


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