Saturday, June 2, 2012

Review:The Masque of the Red Death

Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1)
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 to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up . . . 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 boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her

Source: Edelweiss(Thank you HarperCollins!)

Note: NOT FOR YOUNGER READERS due to violence, disturbing imagery of people suffering from the plague(in my mind) and mentions of drug use.

My Thoughts:

If  you are looking for a light and fun read you shouldn't touch this book with a ten foot pole.

Now,with that out of the way I have to say this book was very different from what I expected but by the end of it I was fully engaged and engrossed in the story.

This book was very depressing in the beginning.Also,I was not impressed by the main  character ,Araby but the book started picking up as soon as Elliot entered the scene.So  my advice to people who get bored in the beginning or too depressed is... hang in there till Elliot gets there because things start getting very interesting as soon as he enters the scene.

Basically in the first few chapters (Before Elliot enters the scene) you are introduced to the world and the main character .Considering the fact that I did not like the main character because she was suicidal and I found the world depressing because lots of people were dying due to a plague ,I did not enjoy the first few chapters but I did not give up on this book!

Araby ,the main character grows on you.At first she's a little TOO much but as the story progresses she becomes more normal and less of a  pathetic pretty faced girl.ALL the characters grow on you .You just need a little bit of patience to enjoy this book.

I cannot decide which Team I'm on.Team Will or Team Elliot.
I was fairly sure I was Team Will but whenever Elliot comes in ,I'm hooked and hanging onto his every word.Even though Elliot is mean I think I like him a little bit because he's unpredictable.I think the main reason I'm not 100% sure that  I'm Team Will is because even though Will is nicer and such a dependable guy I have no idea why he's drawn to Araby.

Overall,I'd recommend this book to lovers of dystopian fiction and people who don't think romance should be the main focus of the story.I would like to see how the story progresses in Book #2 

My Rating:


Slow start but hooked by the end!

*This book is by a 2012 Debut author

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  1. I absolutely LOVED this book. It was very dark but so captivating. For me it was one of those books where everything else ceased to exist until I was finished reading:)

  2. I am not big on dark novels, but I'm going to take a plunge on this one just because it's based on the work work of Poe.

    I admit that its size intimidates me though...
    Thank you for the review, and happy reading~

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  3. I like dystopians, I'll probably enjoy this one. Damn, there's a love triangle? I will have to check out these boys: Will and Elliot....

    Thank you for the review!

  4. I can't wait to sink my teeth into this book, but I think I am going to try and wait until the next book in the series comes out. I have heard that the book is great once you get into it a little ways, but it feels like the story ends right when it really gets going. So, I am going to try, but we will see how that goes!

  5. cover look very cute

  6. I apsolutely love the striking red cover of this book, that really does capture your attention instantly! This sounds like a really interesting read and one that i am certainly concidering taking a look at as i really love this genre and want to read more Dystopian books. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.


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