Monday, 24 December 2012

The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Synopsis (From Goodreads)

Pages: 336
Publisher: Indigo
Released: 2nd of August 2012

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.

What I Have to Say

I loved the world of this book so much. Well... Loved would be the wrong word. But grim as it was, it was so well constructed. Every detail seems to have been thought out and the three way divide between Religion, Science and Government is really well played.

There were some really interesting characters as well. Araby had a really good voice and was a really great perspective to have. But the two love interests were the most interesting. Elliot and Will. They were also not played up too much. The love triangle was there but I didn't feel it was forced down the reader's throat like so many books these days seem to do.

The plot was really good too. A little slow in places but with enough intrigue to keep me interested. There were so many elements and so much world building, but it wasn't overly explained. The timing was right.

I would recommend this book to anyone, seriously. So well written. I loved reading it.


  1. I loved this books as well. Can't wait for the sequel.

  2. Thanks for the fabulous review! I have only heard awesome things about this book. It is definitely on my TBR list!