Today, we are SO excited to be unveiling the cover for Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin. This 2012 novel is among our most-anticipated reads of next year, and after you check out the cover & the synopsis below, we think you’ll agree with us.
If you follow us on Twitter, you know we’ve been teasing this cover all day — but now, without further ado, here is the FULL COVER:
And here’s what it’s all about:
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.
We can’t wait to read this book! Meanwhile, here’s more about author Bethany Griffin and how you can connect with her online:
Bethany Griffin has always admired Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories. “The Masque of the Red Death,” which this novel reimagines, is one of her favorites. She says, “I’ve always loved the amazing atmosphere Poe creates. But ‘The Masque of the Red Death’ is one of his shortest stories. I wanted to know more. I wanted characters and their stories within the context of this devastating plague. And that’s where this story originated.” Bethany Griffin lives with her family in Kentucky.