"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's WoW selection is...
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. ~From GoodReads
Why I'm Waiting ~ What first caught my attention, of course, was the cover. Simply stunning, and haunting. But when I read the synopsis, I got to thinking. I always thought that I wasn't much of a Poe fan, but I when I think about it, I sort of am. I had an awesome Literature teacher who force-fed me classic works, heavy on the Poe. I read the original Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, The Tell-Tale Heart, Murders in the Rue Morgue. And the thing about his stories is, they've all stuck with me. So, long story short, I'm really excited to read this re-telling.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2012 by Harper Collins
You can pre-order Masque of the Red Death at:
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