It’s Monday! What are you reading? (3) May 14, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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Title: Masque of the Red Death
Author: Bethany Griffin
Genre: Dystopian Fantasy
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 around them.So what does Araby Worth have to live for?Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . 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 is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for—no matter what it costs her.
I’m loving this book! I didn’t read the short story by Poe so I didn’t know what to expect. I did end up reading a summary of the story on Wikipedia to give me some background. I also downloaded it so that I might read it after I finish the Griffin novel.
As far as the Griffin novel goes, I really am enjoying it. I heard about it from a Goodreads and book blogger friend, Blook Girl. It has elegance and a touch of Gothic to it that I’m truly loving. I only hope it doesn’t end in a cliffhanger. I’ll finish it in no time at all so I’ll find out soon enough.
What are you reading?