Gould, Sasha, Heart of Glass. Pgs. 336. Random House, 2013. $17.99. Content: Language: G, Mature Content: PG-13, Violence: PG-13
Three months ago, Laura Della Scala solved her sister’s murder and joined the Segreta, a powerful society of women who trade protection for secrets. Engaged to her true love, Roberto, she’s never been happier until Roberto is found with a body in his room. The body turns out to be the sister of Halim, a visiting Turkish prince and the prince is determined to have Roberto executed. Can Laura clear her fiance’s name or is Roberto really guilty?
This book has an intriguing plot and characters. The main character is tough stuff and will easily draw in modern girls despite her story taking place in 1585 Venice. Readers who like modernized historical fiction, mystery, and intrigue will devour this book and eagerly await more. MS, HS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.