Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Masque of the Red Death #1: Masque of the Red Death (2012)

Masque of the Red Death

the plague was infecting almost everyone, especially those without a mask. Araby's twin brother, Finn's death was devastating for her, where she vowed to never love again. since then, she joined her friend April, spending nights at the Debauchery Club, getting high on drugs to forget the pain. she met with Elliott, nephew of Prince Prospero who was ruling the city, and Will, a bartender who desperately tried to care for his younger brother and sister. from these two boys, she was finally shaken out of her numb acceptance of life and learnt that she could be holding the knowledge that could save countless lives.

Masque of the Red Death (2012) was so heavily influenced by a classic background that i found it particularly difficult to get engaged. it was inspired by a classic story by Edgar Allan Poe. the gothic and moodiness was compelling at first, but soon it had gotten too heavy and complex with the explanations that i got uninterested. the love triangle between Araby, Elliot, and Will wasn't quite satisfying. despite the decisions she made or being betrayed, Araby will always be led by the nose, into one open arms than another, where she melted every single time. does she not know who she loved? at the end of the book, her originally lovable and innocent character got destroyed, like the city she lived in.

author: Bethany Griffin
published: 2012
genre: Paranormal/Romance

Masque of the Red Death series:
- Masque of the Red Death (2012)
- Dance of the Red Death (2013)

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