Saturday, September 8, 2012
Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) by Bethany Griffin (3/5 stars)
I've read a lot of reviews of this book and almost all say it is absolutely stellar but I am still unsure if I want to read the next installment because the pacing was slow for me, the climax didn't excite me and Araby's character is lifeless to me. I don't hate her but I don't love her either. Will's character in contrast was appealing to me because he wasn't overly romanticized by the author. Elliott on the other hand, I didn't trust his feelings for Araby, it's unreal how he could already love her even if he did came through in the end. Overall, it was a dreamy dark, mysterious, tragic story and I did like the steampunk elements in their rotting world, good but maybe it just wasn't for me.