Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post is for Heart of Glass by Sasha Gould (Delacorte Books for Young Readers):

NOTE: Summary may contain spoilers for the first book, Cross My Heart!

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.

Why I’m looking forward to this book:

I really enjoyed Cross My Heart [review HERE], and am eager to dive back into Sasha Gould’s wonderfully atmospheric prose. She has a gift; her words bring Venice to life, from the smells to the sounds to the sights. I also really enjoyed reading about Laura, and her fight for her freedom from her father’s plans for her, and look forward to reading about what comes next. I am a little worried about the summary, though – I really like Roberto and don’t want to see anything happen – and the slight hint of a possible love triangle also worries me a bit, because that’s a trope I really think we need to do away with in YA books. But nonetheless I will give this a read, in the hopes that it’s as good as the first one was.

Release Date: March 12, 2013

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9 Responses to Waiting on Wednesday #16

  1. Crystal says:

    I haven’t read the first book so I didn’t read the summary but the cover looks amazing! I am definitely going to read the first book soon =) Thanks for sharing!

    Our WoW for the week =)

  2. LS Murphy says:

    I haven’t read the first book yet. Thanks for pointing it out. Sounds like I need to get on it. :)

  3. Em D. says:

    This sounds really interesting. I hadn’t heard of it before, but it sounds like something I would like! Great pick.
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

  4. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews says:

    Well, I’ve never heard of this author and I didn’t notice the spoiler comment, but I will definitely be going to check out the first book. I’ll have probably have forgotten the spoilers anyway. Thanks for sharing this because it sounds brilliant! :)

    • Merin says:

      There should still be plenty of surprises for you, even if you do remember some of the things from the sequel’s summary. :) I hope you end up liking it as much as I did!

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