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Title: Masque of the Red Death
Author: Bethany Griffin
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
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
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.
This just sounds awesome. I always enjoyed Poe's "Masque of the Red Death," even though it was far too short to be totally amazing in my opinion. There are gaps in that story. This story is a post-apocalyptic (virus) retelling of Poe's story set in the late 1800's. It sounds outrageous and dangerous and dark and lush and so interesting. Can I beg HarperCollins Canada for this now? Please?