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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hi there, darlings! Waiting on Wednesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's a lot of fun and involves a lot of obsessing and squeeing.

So I imagine you're here to see this week's pick. So without further ado, I present…

Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #2)
Bethany Griffin
Release Date: April 23, 2013
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.

 Anyone who knows me at all knows how much I fell in absolute love with Masque of the Red Death. Seriously, it would have been impossible for me not to. It was simply amazing. The plot, the characters, the world, everything. It captivated me.

I'm also Team Elliott. I seriously love him. I actually kind of hate Will. He's a jerk.

I really can't wait to see where this story goes. This is a duology, so this sequel will be the end of Araby's story and though I'm sad that it'll be a short series, I can't wait to see how everything ends.

I kind of think that Bethany is brill, so I'm sure I'll love this. I trust that she will do a fantastic job.

And then, I adore the cover. It matches the first one beautifully and I love the gorgeous purple. It's absolutely, wordlessly lovely. I just love it so much. And I bet that on the finished copy it'll be shiny and shimmery, which will, of course, only add to its beauty.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
Link me up! :)


  1. I still haven't read the first book but kind of sad it is only a two book series. The covers are awesome!
    My WOW

  2. I still haven't read the first book, but I did borrow it from the library a few days ago, it sounds like something that would be a good Halloween read. I love the covers too. Too bad about it only being a two book series, that's the same with the Anna series by Kindare Blake (although i didn't read the second one yet).

    My WOW

    -Nazish @ Nazish Reads

  3. I haven't read Masque of Red Death yet, but I love this cover, I really love the cover of this one and the girl looks so mysterious on the cover.

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  4. Think I'm going to have to go back and read Masque of the Red Death, thanks for flagging it up. Here's mine: Waiting on Wednesday

  5. I still haven't found time to read Masque of the Red Death, but now both books are on my TBR list! LOVE this cover. Great choice!

    You can visit my WOW here.

  6. I still need to get my hands on MotRD but DotRD sounds great too! Thanks for sharing as always. ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  7. I have to read MotRD! Ahhh so many books and no time! Is there a college where people only read books and do nothing else? :D We should open one! :D
    Great pick

    Here is my WOW

  8. Fantastic pick! I loved Masque so I am definitely excited for this!!! And I love the purple on the cover!!!

    My WoW


  9. Ooooh! I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks. Please check out my WoW!

  10. I have yet to read the first one but this cover is gorgeous! <3
    :D great pick! lol


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