Masque of the Red Death

Masque of the Red Death

Book - 2012
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Desire is contagious

A devastating plague has decimated thepopulation, 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, Araby will find more than oblivion. She will find Will, the terribly handsome proprietor of the club, and Elliott, the wickedly smart aristocrat. 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.

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, 2012.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062107800
0062107801
9780062107794
0062107798
Branch Call Number: YA GRIFFIN
Characteristics: 319 pages ; 22 cm.

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SashaE
Jul 04, 2016

I really liked the begining of this book, It had very descriptive writing and all that.
But I did get rather confused during the middle.
It had some very sad parts, some funny parts. This book is very well written. Just not really my favorite

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Chelsea016
Jun 26, 2016

Based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe (which I haven't read), Araby's world was definitely chilling and chaotic.

In her world, everyone knew the sickness ran rampant through the streets those who could afford to do so did their best to achieve some kind of oblivion. I really liked how those two aspects played off each other. Even more so as Araby started to explore what it meant to be on both sides of the sickness.

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ABenoit
Jun 07, 2013

Love the glitz and glamour aspect to it.

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tracyb39
Jun 06, 2013

I loved this book, it kept me reading til' the end! I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THE SECOND BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

JCLLeslieG May 07, 2013

Masque of the Red Death, by Bethany Griffin is an intriguing dystopian based in a world that has succumbed to an air-borne infectious disease, which leaves people dying on every corner. Only the rich are able to provide their families with masks that purify the air before breathing it in.

This novel depicts a young woman spiraling out of control, unable to articulate her grief over her dead twin brother, and trying any means to escape her reality. But the more she tries to escape, the more she becomes aware that this illness is being used by those with power to control and harm the masses. It is horrifying and beautiful, and a must read to those who enjoy dystopian, Young Adult, novels.

medinah98 Jul 11, 2012

This book kept me going 'till the end! loved it! Can't wait for the second one! <3

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csjostrom585
Jun 09, 2012

Very exciting. It was really interesting and kept me on the edge.

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Chelsea016
Jun 27, 2016

"Bursts of hope make despair harder to live with"

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DeceptiveAngel
Feb 17, 2013

"Does she have survivor guilt, too, or just survivor hatred for the daughter who lived?" "She'd trade her living child for her dead one in a heartbeat."

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Chelsea016
Jul 01, 2016

A plague has destroyed most of the population. Those that still live do so in fear of catching it as the city and the world slowly disintegrates around them.

Araby Worth doesn't have much to live for. Nights in a club filled with beautiful dresses, makeup and addicting ways to forget everything.

Araby soon finds more than her blessed oblivion. She'll find Will, a handsome proprietor of the Club and Elliott, a wickedly smart aristocrat. Neither of them is what he seems, and each has secrets. All of them do.

In the depths of her despair, Araby may start to find something to actually live for. To fight for. No matter the cost.

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