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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday: Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Pages: 272

Summary: Venice, 1585. When 16-year-old Laura della Scala learns that her older sister, Beatrice, has drowned, she is given no time to grieve. Instead, Laura's father removes her from the convent where he forcibly sent her years earlier and orders her to marry Beatrice's fiancĂ©, a repulsive old merchant named Vincenzo. Panicked, Laura betrays a powerful man to earn her way into the Segreta, a shadowy society of women who deal in only one currency—secrets. The Segreta seems like the answer to Laura's prayers. The day after she joins their ranks, Vincenzo is publicly humiliated and conveniently exiled. Soon, however, Laura begins to suspect that her sister's death was not a tragic accident but a cold-blooded murder—one that might involve the Segreta and the women she has come to trust.

My Thoughts: I'm not really a fan of historical fiction, but there is something about this book that grabbed my attention. The secretive tone and mystery behind the sister's death sounds like a concept I could dive into. It could possibly be those type of novels where I need to read all the way through until my questions are answered. Plus, that cover is simply beautiful, it looks like a piece of art you could find in a museum.

What are your thoughts on Cross My Heart?
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Unknown said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Love the cover!

Cecelia said...

Ooooh! Secret societies in Venice - very interesting! I'm sure I'll be hearing more about this one. Nice pick.

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danya said...

I've heard of this one before, but not with that cover or synopsis! Really like the sound of the Segreta...

Unknown said...

Hmm, this one sounds like it may be really good, and since I always love a good mystery, I'll definitely be checking it out once it's released.

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kamagra said...

I do love historical fiction so I might be more inclined to pick something like this up but I think I'm also more inclined to be harder on some of the details.

Unknown said...

If Cross My Heart gets a sequel, it may want to get a bouncer because someone will need to reign in my excitement as I try to push myself to the front of the line. I usually don't get this excited for a historical novel, but Sasha Gould has created such a vivid and provocative Italy that brings to mind all the greatness of Romeo & Juliet.

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