Published by Penguin Books Australia

In the glittering masked world that is the Carnevale of 1750 everyone has a secret…

Seven teens, from the highest aristocrat to the lowest servant are all consumed by their own secrets: their loves, desires, loyalties and betrayals.

Their entwined dramas are played out in Venice’s ballrooms, theatres, palazzos and promenades where delicious gossip, devilish fun and dangerous games threaten to unmask their secrets and even destroy their lives.

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


Praise for Masquerade:

“This is one of the most beautifully written books I have read this year, possibly ever. The setting is so fleshed out, and very well researched that I honestly feel like I have been to Venice and have seen exactly what is being described.”

Pretty Pages Blog

“Truman Capote describes Venice like this: “Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.” And the book GOT that. It completely did!”

Notebook Sisters

“Masquerade was one of my most anticipated reads of 2014, and I’m so glad to say that it lived up to my expectations.”

Ebony, Daring Damsel blog

“I was sucked into the world from the very foggy beginning, right until the dramatic final act. Masquerade is a brilliant YA historical fiction book, by an amazingly talented Aussie author.”

Book Nerd Reviews

“Masquerade is a beautiful and compelling novel that captures you from the very first page. The stunning writing style of Kylie Fornasier brings something new to Australian authors and literature.”

Angel Reads blog

“I must warn you that you won’t be able to put Masquerade down once you’ve started it, and that when you finish that last page, you’ll be convinced that it simply cannot be over. ”

Millicent Nankivell

“Masquerade was the perfect mix of mystery and drama set in 1750’s Venice. There’s gossip, deceptive antics, meddling families and characters who are hiding more than just their faces behind their Venetian masks.”

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