Masque of the Red Death (Hardcover)
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“Araby Worth is not your typical teenage girl: she lives in a world ravaged by the contagion, blames herself for the death of her twin brother, and vows never to experience anything he will not have the chance to experience. Her father is the scientist that saved the city -- or, at least those who can afford it -- by inventing a mask that filters out the contagion. Araby spends her days trying to find the bliss that comes from being completely numb to reality, until Will and Elliott enter her life. They turn her world upside down and force her to rethink everything she thinks she knows. But who can she really trust?”
— Shawn Bridges, Literary Lion, Stephenville, TX
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 around them.
So what does Araby Worth have to live for?
Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . 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 is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.
And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for—no matter what it costs her.
About the Author
Bethany Griffin is the author of Masque of the Red Death. She is a high school English teacher who prides herself on attracting creative misfits to elective classes like Young Adult Literature, Creative Writing, and Speculative Literature. She lives with her family in Kentucky.
“Haunting and beautiful, disturbing and thoughtful, this is a book you’ll be thinking about well after the last page is turned.”
— Melissa Marr, New York Times Bestselling Author of Wicked Lovely
“Luscious, sultry and lingeringly tragic, this story has my heart. I can’t stop thinking about this tale of a broken world held together by corsets and clock gears. Araby’s voice stays with me even now, making me wary of the air I breathe.”
— Lauren Destefano, author of WITHER
“Bethany Griffin’s Masque of the Red Death is gorgeous, compelling, and achingly romantic.”
— Suzanne Young, author of A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL