Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Masque of the Red Death

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. This week’s choice is:

Publisher: HarperCollins Children Books
Publish Date: April 24, 2012
Genre: Dystopia
Goodreads Summary: 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 to pieces around them.

So what does Araby Worth have to live for?

Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery make-up... 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 boy is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.

And Araby may find something not just to live for, but to fight for—no matter what it costs her.
I simply cannot resist a dystopian book based on Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, plus the summary sounds awesome! What books are you waiting on?


Giselle said...

Oh my god this my #1 most anticipated in 2012! :D

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chelleyreads said...

i am eagerly waiting for this one too. love edgar allan poe! great pick :)

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Karis Jacobstein said...

I'm excited for this one too! Love the cover!

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Anna said...

This one definitely looks AWESOME! I'm super excited to read it too :))

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I Read Banned Books said...

Great pick!

A Beautiful Madness said...

Love the cover. I can't wait to read it. It sounds so good. Great pick!
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Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Oh, my god, that cover! *dies*
It's breathtaking!

I enjoyed the Masque of the Red Death (the original) but wished it had been more fleshed out/less allegorical. This sounds like it will really fill the bill.

KM said...

ME TOOOO!!!!! But is this really a dystopian? I think it's supposed to be steampunk because it's still set in the 1800s. Right? Or maybe I made that up. lol

Truly Bookish said...
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Truly Bookish said...

KM, you are right, it's more post-Apocolyptic and steam-punk as opposed to dystopia


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