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Monday, March 19, 2012

Review: Masque of Red Death

Title: Masque of Red Death
Series: Masque of Red Death # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Post Apocalyptic
Author: Bethany Griffin
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"Everything is in ruins.

A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who are left live in fear of catching it as the city crumbles to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . and tantalizing ways to forget it all.

But in the depths of the club—in the depths of her own despair—Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club. And Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her."

Another beautiful adaption of  Edgar Allen Poe's work that gives you a whole new world to sink your teeth into! 

What I loved most about this book is the world building. This element is so real it's like  your actually in this world. I liked how the use of face mask are used. I never read anything like that before. Once you start reading this book, your never coming out.

The characters of the book are awesome! I love that each character in the story an important part in each other lives. There driven to survive and to do whatever it takes. I really adored Will. I think his back story really gave his character much more emotion! Will is that guy that always does the right things even in the toughest times. Araby is a different girl. I really loved her fresh outlook on things and most of all her thoughts.

The love interest in this book is great! Once you get to knows both guys, it's easy to fall in love with them. Though, I am leaning to one that I LOVE! What I like about this love interest is how uniquely different both guys are. They are like literally two different types of guys. I love that each of them of strong in who they are and determined to save those they love.

Masque of Red Death is an engaging story from the very first page. Quick to capture you with a world that has been ravish by disease, you will fall in a quick fever reading it. Masque of Red Death is a stirring, plot driven book that delivers the fear of an apocalyptic world.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. This book looks really good! I love Poe's work, plus it's dystopian! What more can you ask for?

  2. Great review! I've been wondering about this one and now I'll definitely have to check it out. Thank you for sharing! :)

  3. I am wanting to read this book!!! I already have that fever! :)

  4. I'm glad you like this. I'm really excited for it. 4 bites is good although too bad it didn't get 5 bites. I always love good world building.

  5. AAAAHHHHHH I've had my eyes on this for soooo long, cannot wait until it's released and I can get my hands on it! Sounds so good. Thanks for the awesome review.


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