Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases we're highly anticipating. My pre-publication selection for this week's Waiting on Wednesday is Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin.
Dance of the Red Death
Series: Masque of the Red Death, #2
Release Date: April 23rd, 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Number of Pages: 400
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.
I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of Dance of the Red Death, and not just because of its gorgeous cover (purple! It has purple!). When I read Masque of the Red Death, I remember being thoroughly entranced by the gorgeously detailed and scarily realistic world, and the equally as gorgeous writing and plot. And the fact that Masque of the Red Death ends on a pretty sizable cliffhanger (at least for me), only adds to my immense anticipation for Dance of the Red Death. With an ending like Masque of the Red Death, which promises an amazing sequel (even more amazing than its predecessor), I am eager to see what Bethany Griffin has in store for us.