Masque of the Red Death

Griffin, Bethany

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Masque of the Red Death
In this twist on Edgar Allen Poe's gothic short story, a wealthy teenaged girl who can afford a special mask to protect her from the plague that decimated humanity in the mid-1800s, falls in love, becomes caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow an oppressive government, and faces the threat of a new plague.

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0062107798
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849.


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Jun 07, 2013
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Love the glitz and glamour aspect to it.

Jun 06, 2013
  • tracyb39 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I loved this book, it kept me reading til' the end! I CAN NOT WAIT UNTIL THE SECOND BOOK!!!!!!!!!!

May 07, 2013
  • JCLLeslieG rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Masque of the Red Death, by Bethany Griffin is an intriguing dystopian based in a world that has succumbed to an air-borne infectious disease, which leaves people dying on every corner. Only the rich are able to provide their families with masks that purify the air before breathing it in.

This novel depicts a young woman spiraling out of control, unable to articulate her grief over her dead twin brother, and trying any means to escape her reality. But the more she tries to escape, the more she becomes aware that this illness is being used by those with power to control and harm the masses. It is horrifying and beautiful, and a must read to those who enjoy dystopian, Young Adult, novels.

Jul 11, 2012
  • medinah98 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book kept me going 'till the end! loved it! Can't wait for the second one! <3

Jun 09, 2012
  • csjostrom585 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very exciting. It was really interesting and kept me on the edge.


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Feb 17, 2013
  • DeceptiveAngel rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Does she have survivor guilt, too, or just survivor hatred for the daughter who lived?" "She'd trade her living child for her dead one in a heartbeat."


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