Sunday Special is where all of us foxy girls read the same book and write a short review about it.
Masque of the Red Death
by Bethany Griffin
I would describe this book as a dystopian steam-punk with a little bit of romance. I loved the dark and moody atmosphere of this book. The writing worked for me and the idea was intriguing. I didn't like the drug use. Love triangles, how I hate them but I think this was the first one that I switched teams part way through the book. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series.
Rating 4 out of 5 foxes
Death is a fearful thing. At times devastation can consume us to the point where life seems to mock us. In a world filled with a plague, Araby Worth feels the sting of her own life. Her brother died because of her and her father has become a slave for the King because of the masks he had invented. Araby falls into a life journey that may save not only her own life but of those she has started to love.
This book is a different book and it encouraged me to do some research. With the research I did find, Bethany, the author, got the idea for this book from an Edgar Allan Poe short story (Masque of the Red Death). I thought Bethany did a beautiful retelling of this story. It is a darker mood with steam-punk and Victorian influence marbled together. I love how she created such a weak female creature and built her to be this power house in this book. There are adult content with drug use and depression so I would steer young adults away from the book.
My foxy book review would be 5 out of 5 foxes.
I would give this book 2 out 5 foxes.