4.5 stars Belladonna brings us a Cass who is much stronger, but still delightfully obstinate. The major difference between Belladonna and Venom is the setting [Florence instead of Venice]. It didn't seem to be the lush setting of Venom. However, Fiona didn't disappoint with the second book. She brought a new group of characters with actions that were all suspect [I don't believe anything anyone says!], a lot of mystery and some twists that kept me guessing. I cannot wait to see what the final book brings.