Thursday, June 7, 2012

REVIEW: Masque of Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Araby Worth lives in a world that for the last few years has been ravaged by “The Contagion” a fast infection/disease that is transferred through the air an kills people within days.  She also lives in a world of guilt of having lost her twin brother Finn to the illness soon after it was discovered.  She feels the guilt because her father had her wear the first mask that protects people from the illness before giving it to Finn. This though, they discover later made it not work for Finn because only the original person to wear it is protected by it. So, he soon caught the illness and passed away.

Since the time of his death Araby has drawn more and more into herself. She puts on a smile, but inside she feels hollow.  She spends most of her time following her rich best friend April around.  Most nights April  drags her to a club called Debauchery where they do IV drugs to numb themselves and April finds herself her eye candy for the night.  Each person that walks into the club must first be checked to make sure they don’t have the illness. This is where Araby meets a boy named Will one night and is intrigued by him.  A couple nights later she runs into April’s brother Elliot and he asks her to help him and explains their families back story and how she can help overthrow the evil Prince Prospero. 

From there this story is a world wind of a that doesn’t stop to let you breath even at the end.  I cannot wait for the next novel in the series and hopefully it will be even more heart pounding then the first!.


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