Venom by Fiona Paul is one of my favorite reads of this year, and I highly recommend that you read it. Venom is beautiful, and I want to live in the book. I will save my gushing for the review that I will post this weekend.
VENOM has all the makings of a novel that will top readers’ must-read list: sexy characters; high society; midnight trysts; and a murderer on the loose—all set in Renaissance Venice. Fifteen year-old Cassandra Caravello is a girl born into the elite world of the privileged few. Though Cass recognizes her good fortune, she longs to be freed of her boring life that is mapped out before her, including her engagement to Luca, her long-distance fiancé. When Cass stumbles upon a dead body one night, her life quickly takes a turn for the macabre. Soon she is swept up in an unfamiliar world of mystery, wild romance, secret societies and danger. She meets the enigmatic Falco, who quickly becomes the object of her desire—however wrong it may be. Forced to examine who she is and what path she wants her life to take, Cass must also now question who can be trusted as she realizes that she, too, is in the killer’s path.
I am so thrilled to be a part of the blog tour for this lovely book. Fiona wrote a prequel for Venom and you can find bits of the story on each of the participating blogs.
If you missed the last part of the story, check it out on The Book Smugglers!
For the next part of the story, visit the fabulous Once Upon a Twilight tomorrow, 10/26!
Fiona Paul lives in the Midwest but travels a lot since she can’t breathe if she spends too much time away from the ocean. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in psychology and spent a year teaching English in Seoul, Korea while she was deciding what she wanted to be when she grew up. Answer: everything. In addition to being a teacher and a writer, she’s also worked as a sauté cook, sporting goods manager, veterinary assistant, and registered nurse. When she’s not working, you can usually find her kayaking, reading, or helping turtles cross the road. Her future goals include diving with great white sharks and writing more books, not necessarily in that order. www.fionapaulbooks.com. Follow her on Twitter: @fionawritesYA is her first novel. Visit Fiona online at