Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday, #16

 Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on.

Here's my selection for this week...

Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #2) by Bethany Griffin
Expected Publication: April 23, 2013
Publisher: Greenwillow Brooks

The sequel to Masque of the Red Death, which Melissa Marr called, “Haunting and beautiful.” Araby Worth is poised either to save her city, or to abandon it. In a novel that embodies dark, sexy, tragic, and fearless, Bethany Griffin concludes her incredible, atmospheric reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic short story.

Araby Worth’s city is on fire. Her brother is dead. Her best friend could be soon. Her mother is a prisoner, her father is in hiding. And the two boys who stole her heart have both betrayed her. But Araby has found herself, and she is going to fight back. Inspired by one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most compelling stories, “The Masque of the Red Death,” Bethany Griffin has spun two sultry and intricate novels about a young woman who finds herself on the brink of despair but refuses to give in. Decadent masquerades, steamy stolen moments, and sweeping action are set in a city crumbling from neglect and tragedy. A city that seeps into your skin. Dance of the Red Death is the riveting conclusion to the dark and fascinating saga of an unforgettable heroine.

First off, can I just see a show of hands on who thinks this book has an absolutely gorgeous cover? I mean look at it! Beautiful shades of purple surrounded by whispers of black and gray and embellished with a Victorian/elegant art. I love it! Steampunk fans... they're calling our names! The cover alone wins this second installment of the Masque of the Red Death a spot on my bookshelf. :)

But we're not here today to talk about how perfect this book will look on my shelf... :P We're here to remember how the last book in this series left off with a significant cliffy. I remember being equally drawn to both male characters. Elliot had a direct manner about him that Araby could definitely appreciate living in a dark and sinister world of deceit. Where as Will was definitely appealing, but I can't help and feel disappointed in this character for his final act of betrayal despite how honorable his intentions were. So which way will Araby go? Will or Elliot? Elliot or Will? I can't wait to find out more and dive deeper into this gorgeous gothic tale where the world building is addicting and the characters are intriguing.

If you consider yourself a fan of steampunk, gothic, dystopian or even Edgar Allen Poe this book is calling your name. So mark you calendar for April 23, 2013 to enjoy this sure-to-be dramatic conclusion of this series.

Soooo... what book are you waiting on?

65 comments:

  1. This is soooo pretty!!! I was not a big fan of the first book, but... the new cover definitely looks very pretty:)

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    1. I agree Danny! I really liked the first book too. Thanks for stopping by. XD

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  2. Oh this cover IS beautiful, Arlene! I'm a total Will girl. I hope this works out the way I want. Great pick! :)

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    1. I'm cracking up because we seem to be on opposite teams most of the time. LOL I always pick the odd man out, huh? XD

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  3. This one has been really popular lately! I still have yet to read MotRD but DotRD looks great too! Thanks for sharing. ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

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  4. I still have book 1 here to read, but wow love this cover of book 2. Thanks for sharing!

    Michelle

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    1. You're welcome Michelle! I hope you like it. :)

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  5. I haven't read book one yet but I'm pretty sure I have it on my to-read list. Oh and that cover.. it's so pretty! But the story sounds great too and I would love to read it as well. Great pick and I hope you like it when you read it.
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    1. Thanks Martina! I hope I like it too. Thanks for posting. :)

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  6. Ahhhhh so many books to add to my TBR list! The cover is absolutely gorgeous as well. Great pick! :)

    My WoW

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    1. Thanks Lyra! Agreed! The cover is gorgeous! :D

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  7. I still need to read the first book! I just love the covers!!!
    My WOW

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    1. Oh I love the covers too Jennifer! Thanks for posting! XD

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  8. I haven't read the first one, but the cover on this one is very pretty. =)

    My WoW

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books
    October Celebration Giveaway

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Sabina! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  9. Okay, I might just have to pick up this series...you had me at Edgar Allen Poe.

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  10. I didn't really like the first book, but I'm thinking I'll still try the second and see where it goes. The cover looks beautiful too.

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    1. I hope you like the second one better Kelsey. :)

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  11. I still haven't read Masque of the Red Death (Shame on me for that). I've heard it is amazing, and I really need to read it soon. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

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    1. Thanks Beautiful Maddness! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  12. I still haven't check out Masque of Red Death either, but I think might wait until all the books are out so I can read straight through. :)

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    1. I do that a lot too. Sometimes it's fun reading a series all together. This is a two book series, so there you go! :)

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    1. It does, huh!? Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  14. Not a huge fan of this cover, AND I still need to read the first book, but I'm looking forward to it anyway. I like the idea of both boys having betrayed her and the dark, atmospheric setting... plus, I mean, it's Poe-inspired... so yeah. Great pick!

    Our WoW

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    1. Thanks Dani! I'm so curious how it all shakes out.

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  15. I'd really like to start this series, great choice!
    Ashley
    #BookNerd

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    1. Thanks Ashley! It's a two book series too! Thanks for posting. :D

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  16. I still have to read Masque of the Red Death, but the covers are already amazing! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. You're welcome Helene! Thanks for posting! XD

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  17. Yes! Such a stunning cover! and I don't like the color purple, lol! It sounds amazing and I cannot wait for it too :)

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    1. Oh no Bumble Girl! It's one of my fav colors. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. This cover! *sigh* So pretty! I want it event though I haven't read Masque of the Red Death yet. It's been on my wishlist for ages it seems... Awesome pick!

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

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  19. GAH!!! I really need to read Masque of the Red Death. Great pick for your WoW! Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

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  20. I love this cover! I actually haven't read the first book yet, but I do want to soon. Great pick!!

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    1. Thanks Jess! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  21. I haven't read Masque of the Red Death. I keep seeing it around, and it sounds intriguing, but I'm trying to take a break from dystopians for a while. I got a little burnt out!

    Thanks for checking out my WoW!.

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    1. Totally understand noveltease. Cute name btw! :P

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  22. LOL I was totes going to do this one this week but I figured with the cover just coming out it'd be all over the place! I'm totes dying to read this one I need to figure out either Elliot or Will lol

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  23. *Hand waving in the air* Me! Me! I think it's a beautiful cover, too! I still haven't read the first, but it's on my tbr list!

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog!

    Pamela @ At Home Between the Pages

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    1. Hahaha! Glad you like it too Pamela. Thanks for posting! XD

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  24. I still have to pick the first book in this series, but with so many praising reviews I know it will be an awesome read! Also I didn't know that it ended in a cliffhanger! Thanks for the heads up, I may wait nearer to the release date of this gorgeous book before picking it up! Great pick Arlene! :)

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  25. I haven't read the first book yet but this sounds good. Great pick!

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  26. ooh pretty cover! This one sounds like a winner and it makes be think of Edger Allen Poe and mask of the red death! Love it!

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  27. Totally agree with you on this one! I wasn't a big fan of the first book, but the covers are just so gorgeous, so I just have to read it!!

    -Angie @YA Novelties

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  28. I'm excited about this one too! Great choice. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  29. This cover is so pretty, just like the first one, which I still need to read! Gah! I need more time in the day! But I do own a copy so I'll have to get on it already. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  30. Oh I still have to read the first one!!

    ~Erica @ Ink Spots and Roses

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  31. Sadly, I haven't read book one yet, but I do have to agree with you that this cover is breathtaking!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. This series looks good and interesting--eye grabbing covers! Thanks for sharing!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  33. I haven't read the first book just though I do have it on my TBR list. And the covers are beautiful.
    Thanks so much for passing by my post and sorry for the late response!

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