Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #1)

This book is haunting. Creepy. Weird. You can’t stop thinking about it. It consumes you.

And usually, I don’t like those kind of books, but this time I did.

I still can’t figure out if it’s in the past or future. I don’t think it’s present though.

Moving on,

Araby is the main character in the book.

Apparently,she has violet hair. When I first started this book, I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to continue. She was at a weird club thing, the descriptions were weird, and it just had a sinister tone to it. It just didn’t seem…right.

But I continued, just to see if it got better, and it did.

Araby lives in a world with the plague.

Soldiers of the Prince (who is evil btw), are supposed to kill anyone who has the plague to prevent it from spreading.

Araby’s father is a scientist, the only one who hasn’t been forced to live in the Prince’s castle for “protection.”

They want it to stay that way.

Araby’s father designed the mask. The masks serve as a protection from the plague. But the problem is, not everyone has enough money to buy one. The poor are in risk of getting the plague every day.

The world has gone mad. No one trusts anyone. Graffiti covers the walls of every building, some trashing science, and some trashing Religion.

Besides all that,

there is a whole weird alliance truce thing going  on between Araby and her best friend’s brother, Elliot. They are working together to get rid of the Prince and make masks available for all.

Their relationship is weird.

Then, she has a crush on the person at the club who lets them in, Will.

So her love life is weird, especially with the added fact that since she blames herself for her brother’s death, she doesn’t allow herself the pleasures he never got to experience. She made a vow of celibacy. She can’t kiss anyone, and she refrains from touching.

I mean, it’s really annoying, because of the whole love triangle thing.

I hate love triangles. They are SO ANNOYING. I mean even when she does pick the right guy and all, you can’t help but feel bad for the other one.

So the whole love triangle thing bugs me.

Like that, NO WAY. JUST PICK ONE GUY AND STICK WITH IT. GEEZ. Or, have just one guy from the beginning, doesn’t that sound great?

I know right?

So moving on,

this book was really good.

Once you got past the whole “make you wanna hide under your covers” thing.

So out of five,

this book gets….

*drumroll*

FOUR!

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