Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s Waiting on Wednesday post is for Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (Greenwillow Books):
The sequel to Masque of the Red Death, which Melissa Marr called, “Haunting and beautiful.” Araby Worth is poised either to save her city, or to abandon it. In a novel that embodies dark, sexy, tragic, and fearless, Bethany Griffin concludes her incredible, atmospheric reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story.
Araby Worth’s city is on fire. Her brother is dead. Her best friend could be soon. Her mother is a prisoner, her father is in hiding. And the two boys who stole her heart have both betrayed her. But Araby has found herself, and she is going to fight back. Inspired by one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most compelling stories, “The Masque of the Red Death,” Bethany Griffin has spun two sultry and intricate novels about a young woman who finds herself on the brink of despair but refuses to give in. Decadent masquerades, steamy stolen moments, and sweeping action are set in a city crumbling from neglect and tragedy. A city that seeps into your skin. Dance of the Red Death is the riveting conclusion to the dark and fascinating saga of an unforgettable heroine.
Why I’m looking forward to this book:
I LOVED Masque of the Red Death. I basically read it in one sitting, it was so engaging and engrossing. While it has some tropes I’m not overly fond of – namely the love triangle – there was something about the atmosphere and the overarching story that just pulled me in. I hadn’t realized that it wasn’t going to be a trilogy, and I kind of love that; I think this could have easily drug on for too long. I really hope Araby turns out as awesome as the description makes her out to be, because she definitely wasn’t always like that in the first one! The cover also intrigues me. It’s definitely eye-catching, and I’m betting it will be all shimmery and silvery just like the first one. It will definitely look very pretty on my shelves.
Release Date: April 23, 2013
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