Waiting on Wednesday (80) - Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin8:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Summary (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 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.
On Bethany Griffin's website, Masque of the Red Death is described as being a "post-apocalyptic reimagining of Poe's gothic horror story of the same name." I've never read the story Griffin has based her novel on, but there's something about Masque of the Red Death which strikes me as being dark and alluring, instantly catching my eye. It's the first novel in a planned trilogy and seems very different from the other YA novels to be found in this genre! I'm certainly looking forward to hearing more about this book!