Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Dance of the Red Death, by Bethany Griffin

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Jill from Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases that we can't wait to get our greedy book-hoarding fingers on. This week's pick is:

Expected release: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Goodreads description:
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.

Ever since finishing Masque of the Red Death, I've been itching for this one. When the exquisite cover was revealed, it got even worse. I can't wait to find out what's going ot happen to Araby. And I want more of Will ^^' Basically I just want to throw myself into that intriguing world and gorgeous prose again. You can read my review of the first book here.

Have you read Masque of the Red Death? And what are you waiting for this week?


  1. I still haven't read Masque of the Red Death.
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  2. I still have to read Masque and I have no idea what I'm waiting for. I usually read those famous books in our bookish world.

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  3. I have Masque of the Red Death here, not read it yet, this cover looks gorgeous!!


  4. Ooo DotRD! I still need to read MotRD but they both sound great! Thanks for sharing, great pick! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  5. This is a popular pick! I still need to read the first one. At least I won't have a long wait for the sequel. Love the covers!
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  6. I still haven't read Masque of the Red Death, but I heard it's amazing. Must read soon. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  7. Haha...great minds think alike! :) I actually like Will, too, but I find Elliott much more intriguing. I usually go for the good guy in real life, so in my reading, I tend to go the opposite direction. :P

    1. I'm also a bad book boy girl, but for me Will pushes those buttons :P You know... dark hair, tattoos, kinda risqué job...

  8. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and bring it to my attention!! Please check out my WoW!

  9. Eeeek great pick, I'm waiting for Masque to show up in my mailbox any day now: excited :D Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I totally love this cover!!!


  11. I love this cover (and the first one's too), but I'm still unsure if I will pick up this follow-up. Hope you enjoy it when you get it!

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  12. I still have to read The Masque of the Red Death. These covers are amazing! Thanks for sharing and stopping by my WoW!