Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (51)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of fun hosted every week by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Masque of the Red Death
Author: Bethany Griffin
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

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.


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?

10 comments:

  1. This does sound amazing doesn't it!? I found it on someones WoW last week and I'm excited to read it now myself!

    Great choice!
    -Kate
    My WoW: http://www.nomaliciousreads.com

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  2. Sounds really awesome. Great pick!

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  3. This sounds awesome. I love the cover too.

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  4. Cover Love for this book! totally love it!

    Awesome pick!
    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post

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  5. OH this was my pick a few weeks ago. Doesn't it sound awesome!? :D

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  6. sooooo excited about this one! love Poe's stories!

    here's my wow picks for this week! will you stop by?!

    http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  8. GORGEOUS, creeptastic cover! I've been seeing this one around for awhile now. I can tell a lot of people are going to be after it!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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  9. The synopsis sounds amazing. I'll be adding this to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing! :)

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