Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (78) - Masque of the Red Death

Masque of the Red Death
Bethany Griffin
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’t Books
To be released: April 24, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

So I’m not really sure how to classify this book genre wise, but it sounds really interesting and good. Pretty dresses, a plague, a club called the Debauchery Club, and two hot boys. Sounds super good. Can’t wait!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Oh my this book cover is stunning! The title did really draw my attention!

  2. Wow, that cover is amazing! The premise sounds interesting, too. I like the idea of a plague ruining everything because then I wonder what caused it and how likely is it that something like that will happen in real life?

    My WoW:

    ~Crystal @ Vanilla Hearts

  3. Oh my GOD!!! SQUEEEEE This is my most anticipated in 2012 for sure!!

    Xpresso Reads

  4. OMG, it looks and sounds so creeeeepy!

  5. Aaaah! I really want to read this one! It's based on my favorite Poe story. Great pick!
    Book Light Graveyard

  6. looks soooo good!!!

    stop by my WOW post?!

  7. MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH felt like a massively lavish and gothic prologue to Edgar Allen Poe's short story by the same name. In Bethany Griffin's tale the rich are privileged enough to live in secluded areas and wear masks to protect them from the Weeping Sickness while the poor are left to await the corpse collectors to carry away their loved ones. While the masks are meant to be protection, I got a distinctly creepy vibe at the thought of people wandering the streets with half their faces frozen as if the living are wearing reminders of the death they were trying to avoid every day.