Monday, July 16, 2012

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

I have been in love with the cover of this book from the moment I first saw it.  When I happened to see it out on display at my local library, I just had to snatch it up!  Here is the Goodreads blurb:

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.
I enjoyed reading this one but found myself getting increasingly confused.  Who does Araby really care for? Just when I thought I had it all figured out... nope. The world that Araby inhabits has a strange slightly steampunk feel about it. I enjoyed getting to know Araby and Will. Will is such a stand up guy. Not many men would take on the responsibility of 2 small children in this day and age let alone in this post plague world that they inhabit. I'm still not completely sold on Elliott, all told. I really want to see what will happen in the next book.

You can find out more about Bethany Griffin and her work on her website or her blog.  You can also find her on Twitter!  You can click here to add Masque of the Red Death to your Goodreads.  Masque of the Red Death earns 3 Fairies for a good book that messed with my mind and kept me guessing.


jennachristy said...
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jennachristy said...

ooh, at first I liked Will for Araby since he’s the one she was attracted to..Elliott- I saw him as someone with potential love story with Araby,.it was not until later on when I knew more of Elliott that I learned to like him more than Will. but like you, i can’t wait what will happen next :)
my <a href="”> Masque of the REd Death review</a>

P.E. said...

I haven't read this book yet but it looks pretty interesting. I like that it kept you guessing- I adore twists in my books. Thanks for the review!

Tammy said...

I think that I would buy this book just for the beautiful cover alone. Your review intrigued me-I'll have to get this one. Thanks!

Megan said...

Thanks for the great comments! :)