Venom by Fiona Paul is a forthcoming historical Young Adult novel (with a hint of the paranormal, it seems) out this October, and is one of Penguin’s Breathless Reads (follow them on Facebook and on Tumblr for more information).
In order to gear up for the book’s release, we are tickled to be part of the trailer teaser tour, in which each blog reveals a different still image from the book trailer. The event culminates tomorrow, with the official trailer reveal on the USA Today Happily Ever After blog. Given how hit-or-miss book trailers tend to be, we of course were intrigued.
About the Book:
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.
Our official still from the trailer is…
Tadaaa! Fancy masks. Even with the girl’s sparkly pink nail polish (which we’re pretty sure wasn’t actually around in Renaissance Venice), we are intrigued.
For other stills from the trailer, and to check out the full length reveal tomorrow, check out the prior stops below.
July 23: Amber in Blunderland
July 24: Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf
July 25: The Perpetual Page-Turner
July 26: The Compulsive Reader
July 27: The Elliot Review
July 30: The Book Smugglers (hello!)
July 31: USA Today’s Happily Ever After Blog