November 30, 2012

Review: Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) by Bethany Griffin

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 around them.
So what does Araby Worth have to live for?
Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . 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 is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.
And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for--no matter what it costs her.
  A very unusual dystopian tale. Not at all what I was expecting this book to be like. The story starts out mysterious and follows through with that same theme. It kinda gave me the creeps in a good sort of way. The main characters personality shines out of the ordinary. The author projects a very good emotional image through the actions & thoughts of the main character. The melody of the storyline flows from one strange event to the next almost flawlessly. This is one of those books you have to pay close attention to in order not to miss any of the details. All the little pieces of the plot add up to the bigger picture. If you miss even the tiniest detail, your picture will be incomplete. The body of the story is rich & full. Never a dull moment. It keeps your mind constantly at work. A very enjoyable read.
Publisher-Greenwillow Books
Reviewers Rating:4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
Thank you to the author for the donation of this book to the Read for your future book program!



  1. I am currently reading this one and I am really enjoying it as well. Great review :)

  2. Thank you for the warning on paying attention to detail. I still need to read this one but hope to soon. :)

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  3. I so love the world building in this one. Not a big fan of Araby but I love the Debauchery club & the overall feel of the setting.


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