When Cass stumbles upon a murdered woman—pra ...more
8.5 out of 10
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Josh Groban – All'improvviso amore
Il Divo – Ti amerò
Nino Katamadze & Insight – Once on the street
Genre: historical fantasy, YA, mystery
Stuff: Renaissance Venice, forbidden love, maniac
Fail: some typical YA-moments
POV: 3rd-person, female
Buddy read with Julia with the assistance of Katerina. Girls, our all night discussions were the best time of my life. Julia, your narration of Luca and Falco will stay in my memory forever. I hope you'll quote them for us in the next book too ;) Kat, I am glad you seduced me into reading this book; I am looking forward to our next book-sabbath party!
Actual rating: 3.5
“A blow to the head,
if sufficiently sharp,
can produce an indentation
in the skull. Results may be blindness,
muteness, violent paro
All the way onto October? Really!? *sigh* I guess I'll have to wait . . .
Oh my God. That cover is absolutely gorgeous. Now, I don't know about you but I would buy this book just for the cover itself!
*stares at last page*
*closes book slowly*
*throws book across room*
WHAT WAS THAT!? So many questions.
He did ..but she ..and her ..
To see the review in its full awesomeness ...
"Beauty, love, romance, and ...more
So what went wrong?
Many things, I’m afraid. This will take a while so bear with me. I went to this author event recently where Kenneth Oppel presided as the main author in attendance. He spoke abou ...more
Cass is an orphan, engaged to a boy she barely knows, she must marry him for her future. Yet her freedom is within her grasp and she wants out of the restraints. When she meets a new boy named Falco, and their chemistry seems to ignite at their first encounter, she realizes there’s more to the mysterious and attractive boy than he seems.
I was so excited when ...more
While I did enjoy this book and loved the time and setting, it did drag on and bore me at times. It was also a little predictable, but I did enjoy reading about Cass' story! I feel like I'm already on the love interest team most people don't pick, and I'm intrigued enough by the series and the characters to continue reading on!
Like many others, I was seriously anticipating Venom. YA murder mystery set in Venice during the Renaissance? How could that not be awesome?
I guess maybe if the main character is a privileged rich girl with a loving family whose biggest problem is that her life is too boring (and she complains about it. All. The. Time). And if her love interest, Falco, is every girl's fantasy: you know, the kind of guy who dresses her ...more
Cass lives in Venice with her aunt. Her aunt has secured her a husband and Cass is waiting for him to come home from school to be with her. He is not someone she has picked to be ...more
“Four Stars: A historical murder mystery that takes you to Renaissance Venice.
Cass stands in the church enduring the never-ending funeral for her deceased friend, Livia. At last the funeral draws to a close and Cass seeks some fresh air. Lost in a fog, she is unaware of her surroundings as she stands on the plaza near the canal. A boisterous young man accidentally shoves against her, knocking Cass to the ground. For a moment, she is lost in the depths of his blue eyes. Quickly he pulls her up an ...more
С одной стороны, атмосфера действительно классная.
С другой - незамутненность героини вывихнула мне мозг)))
Впрочем, как и дикое сочетание общего мрака и наива. Не представляю, как автору это удалось.
Леплю 3 звезды: то ли занижаю из-за героини и ее суицидальных наклонностей, то ли завышаю заради шикарной Венеции и мрачных тайн.
О продолжении подумаю, но явно не в ближайшее время. Ибо то, что мне не захотелось накатать многобуквенный отзыв, уже о многом говорит)
- vraždu, ktorá spustí sled akcie, mystéria, udalostí, z ktorých budete lapať po dychu
- vraha neznámeho a pripraveného udrieť kedykoľvek, ktorý je braný aj ako vážna hrozba
- zápletku, z ktorej tuhne krv v žilách
- podmanivosť renesančných Benátok
- napätie až do konca
- aspoň trochu autenticity
Čo dostaneme z vyššie spomenutého?
Nič (ak nerátame absolútne nereálne romance;
hrdinku, ktorej sa začali zapaľovať lýtka a zúfalo jej to nemyslí tak, ako by malo;
arogantného kreténa, ktorý ...more
It combines everything so perfectly, world building is amazingly designed.
The tension between Cass and Falco is real, and you can feel it and just dive into it.
It's good thing that Cassandra didn't stay the same young girl, that she has some personal and emotional growth. I was very surprised at the end of the book, when she started to think kindly of her aunt.
You can fall in love in Falco very easily. From the beginnig you can feel tension between him a ...more
From the minute I learned that our heroine, Cass, was betrothed to a guy she had known in childhood but who she dismissed as "boring", I knew ...more
I don't read a lot of historical fiction. And usually, when I do, it has magic thrown in at one point or another. As a general rule, historical fiction is not my favorite. Yet somehow, Venom defied all those odds and found its way into my heart. I just…I can't even. This book totally resonated with my and made my heart pound. It was wild and crazy and insane and fun, and I loved every single second of it. It amazed me and it thrilled me. In other words ...more
Tamam, itiraf ediyorum; ilk başta bu kitabı fantastik sanmıştım. Bu yüzden kitabın son 100 sayfasına kadar oradan buradan bir hayalet çıksın ya da biri paranormal bir şey yapsın diye bekledim. (Hep senin yüzünden Goodreads!) Neyse ki bu beklentim kitabı gölgelemeye yetmedi. Karanlık Sular, son sayfasına kadar kendini okutmayı başarabildi.
Karanlık Sular, Rönesans döneminde, dünyanın en çekici şehirlerinden Venedik'te geçiyor. Baş karakterimiz Cass ...more
Wow! I was not expecting that at all! Fiona Paul has outdone herself in Venom. From the gripping intrigues to the danger-ridden canals of Venice, Venom will grab you and yank your stays tight.
Venom opens with an introduction to Cass, our leading protagonist. We're introduced to this high society that Cass lives in, similar to that of a caste system that they did have in the Renaissance era. While Cass had that prim and proper ...more
This book disappointed me, which is a shame because I love Italy and the author did a good job of setting up atmosphere. The actual mystery was the only thing keeping me reading because I was tiring of the romance. There were so many "don't do it" moments, and Cass herself keeps telling herself she shouldn't be doing something. Yet she does it anyway. That got to be very frustrating ...more
Would I have enjoyed it when I was a kid? Possibly. But today, as I sit & plod through the teenage heroine's unending Poor-Little-Me whinge about how her life is so safe & so planned & so boring, followed by the teenage hero's acting lik ...more
Outside, Cass is knocked over by Falco, an artist and ruins her dress. Just a quick comment about Falco: mmmmMmmm yes please, I'll take 10 of him. ॢ³ॢ
After being found, Cass is dragged back to her aunt's villa. That night Cass goes to the graveyard in hopes to say her final good-byes to her friend, but finds the crypt door unl ...more
Had to stop at 40% into the book.
No, no, no, no, NO, NO, NO, NO!
Another interesting premise down the drain...
A historical fiction YA book set in Venice during Renaissance era? C-c-combo breaker! Sadly, the execution was done at a very sub-par level.
Okay, I believe in common sense. With that in mind, there are so many things that I found as ridiculous and non-sensible about this book. I disapprove this book until I would go to the ex ...more
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"Careful?" she managed to croak. "You're the one who knocked me over."
"I couldn't resist," he said, and he actually had the nerve to wink at her. "It's not often I get the chance to put my hands on such a beautiful woman.”