Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s WoW feature is:

Venom by Fiona Paul  Venom
Publisher: Philomel
Expected publication: October 30, 2012

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. (Goodreads)

I’m intrigued by this synopsis, and I love the cover. I can’t wait to read this debut!

What book are you anxiously waiting for this week?

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11 Responses to WoW Pick of the Week (64)

  1. Dina says:

    The cover is really gorgeous!
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  2. I read this book a couple weeks ago and LOVED it! One of my favorites for 2012 so far. I hop you will love it just as much! 🙂
    My W.O.W.

  3. fakesteph
    Twitter: fakesteph

    I don’t read much historical, but I am dying to read this one! It looks fantastic.
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  4. Ohhh this one sounds like a great read! Isn’t the cover pretty?!
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  5. Kaja says:

    The cover is so purdy! Reminds me of the Luxe series, which I definitely liked. Will have to add this to my to-read pile!

    WoW @ A Splatter of Ink

  6. Melissa @ Harley Bear Book Blog
    Twitter: HarleyBearBooks

    I requested this one on Netgalley. I hope I am approved. I’ve heard it’s really good! My WOW
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  7. Ange/Libby Blog
    Twitter: marmaladelibby

    Good pick. I love this cover! This is a popular selection lately. Have you seen the book trailer? It was Rachel’s pick recently on our Top 10 Tuesday…SO creepy good!
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  8. Krystianna says:

    I’ve heard about this one! I can’t wait to finally read it. It seems like something that I’d like. 🙂

  9. becca @ Becca's book bug
    Twitter: beccaxx03

    I haven’t heard of this before but it looks interesting. I may give it a read, i adore the cover! that mask is gorgeous! thanks for sharing:)
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