If you've been following my blog for a while, you probably know that I really love historical fiction and I've been looking forward to reading Cross My Heart for quite some time. Having said that, I definitely feel like it lived up to my expectations. Have I mentioned that there's romance? Because there most definitely is. Better yet, Giacomo (the boy in question) is a painter and well, hot. I definitely liked him quite a bit although I feel that he didn't appear all that often. I think that I--personally--would've preferred a tad more romance as just as I began to really like Giacomo, Cross My Heart ended. Because of that, I'd really love to see a second book--although it's written in such a way that I feel like it could get away with being a standalone.
There were a few times when the plot felt a little slow, but overall it flowed nicely and if anything, I'd love to read more of Laura's tale! I'd recommend it to you if the plot sounds intriguing to you, the idea of a book set in Venice during the late 15th century piques your interest, and you enjoy a bit of a mystery.
Overall Rating: ★★★★
Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House.
Release Date: March 13, 2012
* Received via publisher and NetGalley.