One of my favorite books of 2012 was Fiona Paul’s VENOM. Set in Renaissance Venice, VENOM tells the story of a girl who explores the mysteries of the romantic city and meets a couple of gorgeous Italians along the way. I absolutely loved this book, and I am exited to share the cover of the paperback edition.
What Fiona thinks of this gorgeous cover:
I love this cover! The way the moonlight bounces off the canal water and shadows Cass and Falco is lovely and perfectly sets up the story. The pictorial cues of shading, lighting, linear perspective, and relative size add a three-dimensional perception and the depth of the image is striking. From the empty gondolas to the lonely bridge, everything about this cover tells the reader that she will be met with detailed descriptions about Venice and taken on a sojourn in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Follow Fiona on Twitter at @fionawritesYA and check out her website! BELLADONNA, the second book in the series, releases July 16th! I read an early copy, and it is fantastic. Cass is amazing, Falco is still swoony, and Luca is even more gorgeous. Make sure to add BELLADONNA to your TBR list!
What do you think? Do you prefer the elegant foiled mask cover for the hardback or this lively and mysterious paperback cover?