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This month I have chosen Masquerade by Aussie author Kylie Fornasier. Released on the 23rd July 2014 by Penguin Australia, this is her first novel for young adults and I’m really looking forward to reading it. Kylie’s children’s book The Ugg Boot War was released earlier this year and in November her picture book The Prince Who Shrank is out. Sounds like its been a big year for Kylie Fornasier!
Kylie will signing copies of Masquerade at Bookshop Kinokunyia in Sydney at 12 noon Saturday 23rd August. See here for details.
Description: 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.
Author Bio: (From Kylie’s website) I grew up surrounded by books, so it was little wonder that early on in life I decided I wanted to write them. Like the many authors I admire, I want to fill the world with stories that inspire and make people laugh and wonder. When I’m not writing, which unfortunately is a lot of the time, I’m a primary school teacher, a job I also love. I grew up in Western Sydney and live there to this day. For more information see Kylie’s website.
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