By: Kylie Fornasier
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Penguin Australia
Published: 23 Jul 2014
ISBN: 9780143571070


It's the Carnevale of 1750 and Venice's ballrooms, theatres, palazzos and squares are filled with delicious gossip, devilish fun and dangerous games. In this glittering masked world, everyone has a secret...

Set in an age of decadence made famous by Casanova, Masquerade uncovers the secrets of seven teens, from the highest aristocrat to the lowest servant – their dreams, desires, loves, loyalties ... and betrayals.

All the world's a stage. Let the show begin.


Set in Venice in the 18th Century, it’s Carnevale time and everyone is partying.

The story follows the lives of six teenagers - from servants to the nobles they work for. Everyone has secrets and it is easier to hide behind a mask when no one knows who you are.  There is intrigue, fabulous fashion, friendship, love and mostly secrets.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and although the publisher says it is a standalone novel it is left wide open for a sequel.

It is fast paced and entertaining and perfect for 15-16 year old girls, but best suited to those who are into historical fiction. 

Reviewed by Michelle