Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin is easily one of my favorite books of 2012, and it’s hard to nail down everything I love about it. In fact, writing my review for this book last month was one of the hardest tasks because I was so worried that my review wouldn’t do the book justice!
Needless to say, after much toiling, I felt as if I had finally nailed down (to the best of my ability) what was so great about this book. Here’s a look at what I said in my review of Masque of the Red Death:
Deeply seductive, Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin is a dark romance in a haunting world wrought with temptation, disease, class warfare, and a mysterious prince. Drawing on elements of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story, Griffin’s novel is wholly unique and entirely addictive from the very first page.
[…] And while elements of the novel are clearly inspired by Poe’s work, Griffin is not retelling a familiar story. She has taken Poe’s original short story and crafted something unbelievably rich and complex. The way she has woven elements of Poe’s story into her novel is stunning to behold, and the final product is simply breathtaking and addictive.
But don’t just take my word for it. Here is some more praise the book’s been getting:
Fantastic, from the eye-catching cover to the growth of a heroine who might save the world.
Tailor-made for popular consumption.
Haunting and Beautiful
– Melissa Marr
Brimming with Intrigue
– Kelly Creagh
Luscious, sultry, and lingeringly tragic
– Lauren Destefano
Gorgeous, compelling, achingly romantic
– Suzanne Young
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