Friday, April 27, 2012

Masque of the Red Death

Araby has been wanting to die for sometime. This is world full of masks, and the air tainted. Her father is a scientist, and might have brought so many people to their deaths. She loves to go to the Club Debauchery with her friend April. She is interested in the boy with tattoo's.

Her life is changed with her best friend April is missing. There we meet her brother Elliott, and Araby eyes open up even more to the world and change. She meets  learns more about the boy with tattoo's life and his situation. She takes drugs to survive her daily life in this world filled with contaigion. There is a plague that changed the world.

There are changes and a Rebellion coming from Reverend Malcontent, but there the city is unrest under the Prince Prospero .

I didn't know what to expect from this book, and as I was explaining this book to my wonderful husband last night. I realized that this book was a different book, and so much better than I expected. I saw that Araby eyes were opening up to her life. I also love that there was a romance but very subtle. This was a very gothic world. I did love that family does play a role in this book, and that science and religion were both touched a bit.  I hope that there is another book in the series. I also loved the cover very much.

Best Lines: Just because you don't see something doesn't mean that it will go away. Do you think inhumanity doesn't exist if you pretend not too see it. ? Or maybe get to drunk to understand ? We've forgotten the things that make life worthwhile.

Don't Trust Me 

He believes that the masks are making us inhuman because we don't see people's faces. And part of me agrees with him

Book Review= B

Thanks to Harper teen for the book and this is my Honest review

The book is out now , and now I have let my dd hold this book because this is one that she picked.


  1. I was surprised by how much I liked this too, Julie! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Fingers crossed we get good answers in the sequel. :)

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  2. I have this one sitting there going read me, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. ;)

    Great review Jules

  3. Huh - I had mostly read negative reviews for this one so I was going to give it a pass but now I'm intrigued again.

  4. I wish I had liked this book more-I was super excited about it but ended up finding it too dark and atmospheric for my tastes. I like lighter fare.


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