Saturday, August 17, 2013

Week 33 Reviews: Masque of the Red Death, Glitter & Doom, Dance of the Red Death

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 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.

From Goodreads:
April, niece to the dying city's cruel dictator, is Araby Worth's glittery and frivolous best friend. But she's more than she appears. And when she disappeared in Masque of the Red Death, where did she go? This short novella answers that question, taking us deep underneath the crumbling city, where April crosses paths with Kent, the serious young inventor who is key to rebellion. Glitter & Doom is a story of chilling action, of spies, and of surprising love. Can love be anything but doomed is a city that's burning down around its survivors?

From Goodreads:
In Dance of the Red Death, Araby's world is in shambles—betrayal, death, disease, and evil forces surround her. She has no one to trust. But she finds herself and discovers that she will fight for the people she loves, and for her city.

Her revenge will take place at the menacing masked ball, though it could destroy her and everyone she loves…or it could turn her into a hero.

With a nod to Edgar Allan Poe, Bethany Griffin concludes her tragic and mysterious Red Death series with a heroine that young adult readers will never forget.

My First review of Masque of the Red Death
My Review:
I really enjoyed reading this all together! It was really fantastic series, and I enjoyed every word! It was so entertaining and great, and came together very well, and yeah, was just so freaking good! I can't wait to read more by Bethany Griffin!

I had forgotten the little details of Masque, like what Will did to her, and how much I didn't really like Elliot. And how things ended, because while they were mostly alive, and flying away, well, that was a cliffhanger!

Then there was Glitter, which gave us a glimpse into what April was doing when she disappeared! And yeah, that was really great, we got to learn more about her, and Kent, and Kent's backstory, and some things that turned out to be pretty important in Dance!

Ah, Dance! This might only be a duology, but it had a lot packed very neatly into it! Like the dance that the series is based of of the short story in Edgar Allen Poe, and the weirdness there! And yeah, that was a great ending, who Araby ended up with! Though I don't think Elliot should've been mayor, he should've had some competition, because he wasn't a really trusting person!

I just really enjoyed reading this all together, and I'm left with one minor, bugging question. What was the Prince's real name?

Author: Bethany Griffin
Series: Masque of the Red Death #1, 1.5, 2
First Read: June 27th, 2012
Read: August 12th, 12th, 12th, 2013
Source: Tuebl
Reason Why: Because I loved book 1, and they're 2013 Dystopia Books, Sequel Challenge 2013 Books, and Dance is a End of the Series Reading Challenge 2013 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Published: April 24th 2012, March 26th 2013, June 11th 2013

Masque of the Red Death:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Glitter & Doom:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4/5 Stars

Dance of the Red Death:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
4/5 Stars

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