Swoonworthy Novel Aesthetics: Part IIISwoon Reads Staff
We LOVE novel aesthetics. A few weeks ago, there were a ton of them floating around Twitter (and our TBR lists grew exponentially). It's a great way to visualize the characters and tone of a book. We have MANY fantastic titles coming your way this year, and our authors have put together their own novel aesthetics as a preview for their books. Check out Love, Lies and Spies by Cindy Anstey and These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas below!
Love, Lies and Spies
As a historical novel, the characters of Love, Lies and Spies rely on carriages to travel to and fro, from the cliffs of St Ives Head (where Juliana and Spencer meet in the most untoward manner) to Georgian London, a city of elegant townhouses and fascinating sights. Working for the War Office to stymie Napoleon, Spencer’s duties are represented by a Fleur-de-Lis while a regency gown symbolizes Juliana. It was great fun to pull the photos from my own files. —Cindy Anstey
These Vicious Masks
In the These Vicious Masks trilogy, Evelyn is constantly walking a tightrope between London's high society and the many scrapes she gets into while fighting and exploring her superhuman power. This means that she and her friends attend balls but also brothels. They dance and then fight for their lives. With romance, wit, dangerous London nights, and a dash of the macabre, we hope you enjoy These Vicious Masks (and the forthcoming sequels!) —Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
Keep an eye out for these two books! Love, Lies and Spies will be out in the world on April 19, and These Vicious Masks is available to buy right now.