Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dance of the Red Death Review

336 pages
Release date: June 11th, 2013
Araby’s world is in shambles—betrayal, death, disease, and evil forces surround her. She has no one to trust. But she finds herself and discovers that she will fight for the people she loves, and for her city. Her revenge will take place at the menacing masked ball, though it could destroy her and everyone she loves…or it could turn her into a hero.

Review (ARC):
Well this was interesting. By interesting I mean not really exciting but captured my attention long enough to finish it. The one thing about this series is that the world created is so bleak and full of despair that you just don't know whether anything the characters do will make it better. Araby has grown a little but not by much, as she still has a certain weakness that I don't like to see in heroines. The whole love triangle between Araby, Elliot, and Will is just downright depressing at times since it seems like everyone is using Araby for one reason or another. Prospero is supposed to be this big bad villain but he mostly does some strange things and I feel like the confrontation between him and Araby isn't as exciting as it should be. Despite all of these small issues, the story itself is one full of danger and action with an ending that will either satisfy you or upset you depending on who you want Araby to end up with. I would recommend this to those who have read Masque of the Red Death, but if you haven't, this isn't really a must-read.


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