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A Reader of Fictions: Waiting on Wednesday (34): Heart of Glass

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (34): Heart of Glass

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

While I wasn't wholly in love with Cross My Heart, I definitely enjoyed all of the drama and the Venetian setting. Plus, it was jam-packed historical drama, which I love. Even better, it was all set around a (fictional) secret society of ladies that were totally pulling the strings, which was so cool; women can be evil rulers too, I say! Anyway, the blurb is somewhat promising. The love interest from book one will apparently be implicated in a scandal, so there will hopefully not be cheesy romance. I hope this is the case!

Heart of Glass
Cross My Heart, Book 2

Author: Sasha Gould
Expected Publication Date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:
In a society of liars, who do you trust?

It is 1585 in Venice, and three months have passed since Laura della Scala solved her sister's murder after joining the Segreta, a powerful society of women who trade protection for secrets. Now Laura is engaged to her true love, Roberto, and she has never been happier. But the night Laura is sent on her first important mission for the Segreta, Roberto is found with the body of a dead woman in his room. Halim, an irresistibly handsome Turkish prince on a diplomatic visit to the city, identifies the woman as his sister and insists that Roberto be executed for her murder, or the Ottoman Empire will attack Venice. Laura is desperate to save both her city and her fiancé. But as the evidence against Roberto builds and Laura finds herself increasingly drawn to Halim, she begins to wonder whether everything Roberto told her was a lie. What Laura discovers is a conspiracy that involves nearly everyone she knows.



Blogger Nori said...

I think Cross my Heart was a book I got on NG, but never had the chance to read. The ladies pulling the string thing though sounds very intriguing!

November 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

OOoh I like a secret society of women pulling the strings! Not a big fan of historicals but this one does sound right up your alley. Great pick! I hope it surpasses the first book!

November 21, 2012 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks Jenni!

November 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I think you would definitely like Cross My Heart, Nori!

November 21, 2012 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Wendy Darling said...

Hmm--for some reason I'm automatically resistant to historical dramas set in Italy, especially YA. Maybe because it's so different from American culture and there would have to be a lot of detail to convince me? Combined with all the usual book concerns?

I will wait to see what you think of this. :) Appealing premise and cover, though.

Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

November 21, 2012 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Sarah(Sarahandherbookshelves) said...

I need to pick up the first one in this series. I have read the preview on my Kobo and it seemed pretty interesting from what I can remeber.
Plus I like historicals :)
Great Pick!

November 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I really like the cover on this one. Great choice. I'll have to check out the first in the series.

Check out My Wow!

-Kait @ YA Vixens

November 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

I haven't heard of this but the cover model is absolutely beautiful and it's certainly grabbing my attention.

November 21, 2012 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

That's odd. Haha, but everyone has some genres they just won't touch. :-p

November 25, 2012 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awesome! I like historicals a lot too. :)

November 25, 2012 at 9:54 AM  

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