Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Masque of the Red Death

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight books we can't wait for.

Masque of the Red Death, by Bethany Griffin
320 pages
24 April 2012

The GoodReads summary:
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 took a gothic lit class in college where we studied A LOT of Edgar Allen Poe. And my favorite story by far was "Masque of the Red Death." So needless to say, I'm super excited for this retelling to be released. Even if I didn't love the story the book's based on, I would still want to read this one because the summary just sounds so flat-out AWESOME.


  1. Sounds incredible, great pick!

  2. Yay! I have this on my WoW 2 weeks ago doesn't it sounds incredibly awesome!? :D

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  3. Ohhh I'm looking forward to this one also, it looks really awesome!

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  4. I am also pining to read this book. It sounds so awesome. Great selection!

  5. Oooo.... this does sound really interesting. Wondering how she'll conclude it. Adding it to my TBR! :)

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  6. Hmm wondering the same thing as Dani, we'll see when it comes out!

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  7. This is already on my wishlist. I've loved Poe since about 8th grade, so I can't wait to see what this one's like. Which reminds me...I still need to read Nevermore.

  8. Now that's what I call a cover! It's gorgeous-looking. Story sounds compelling, too.

  9. This book is coming out on my birthday! I can't wait to read it becuase it looks so mysterious!!!This one was my WoW pick a few weeks ago :)


  10. I've seen this cover quite a few times this week! I like it a lot! It looks very haunting! The book sounds very good! Great choice! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. This story was just so captivating, yet horrifying at the same time that you couldn't help but be drawn into the beautiful writing, the hints of romance and into the harsh world that Griffin created.

    It was sort of like driving by an accident, you don't want to look, you don't want to see the horrors that may be there but yet, you just can't help yourself and you find your head turning towards the scene without your consent.

    Griffin did a masterful job with the description. She made the atmosphere seem completely realistic. I saw what the characters saw and felt what they felt. I wanted to reach up several times and make sure my mask was in place so that I too would be protected from the plaque.


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