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Dance of the Red Death

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Bethany Griffin continues the journey of Araby Worth in Dance of the Red Death—the sequel to her teen novel Masque of the Red Death. Lauren DeStefano, author of the New York Times bestselling Chemical Gardens trilogy, called Masque of the Red Death "luscious, sultry, and lingeringly tragic."

In Dance of the Red Death, Araby's world is in shambles—betrayal, death, disease, and evil forces surround her. She has no one to trust. But she will fight for herself, for the people she ...

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Overview

Bethany Griffin continues the journey of Araby Worth in Dance of the Red Death—the sequel to her teen novel Masque of the Red Death. Lauren DeStefano, author of the New York Times bestselling Chemical Gardens trilogy, called Masque of the Red Death "luscious, sultry, and lingeringly tragic."

In Dance of the Red Death, Araby's world is in shambles—betrayal, death, disease, and evil forces surround her. She has no one to trust. But she will fight for herself, for the people she loves, and for her city. Her revenge will take place at the menacing masked ball. It could destroy her and everyone she loves . . . or it could turn her into a hero.

With a nod to Edgar Allan Poe, Bethany Griffin concludes her tragic and mysterious Red Death saga about a heroine that young adult readers will never forget.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Joanna Lima
At the conclusion of Masque Of The Red Death (Greenwillow, 2012/Voya April 2012), Araby, Elliott, and Will narrowly escaped their plague-ravaged city and the horrifying new disease called the Red Death. Now, in a desperate race to save lives, the three dare to return to their old haunt, the Debauchery Club, although each has a separate agenda. Devastated daughter Araby seeks her scientist father in hopes that he can provide a cure and help rescue her mother from the twisted Prince Prospero. Aspiring leader Elliott has all the charisma and political pedigree to leave a legacy, either tragic or triumphant. Compassionate helper Will wants to rebuild their community for the sake of his young brother and sister. Meanwhile, Araby's best friend, April, contracts the contagion, soldiers from opposing rebel groups sweep through the streets, and the zealot Malcontent promises a different kind of salvation. In a creepy climax, Prospero draws Araby into his castle, engaging her in a sinister game where a wrong move promises death in any one of its many forms. With a lifetime of losses shadowing her, Araby must overcome more than just the prince's obstacles to prevail over Prospero and death itself. The novel is a satisfying sequel that avoids the plotting pitfalls of a trilogy. From the ominous swamp to the modern skyscraper to the foreboding castle, the writing is strongest in regard to setting, which evokes the enthralling macabre of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest works. The love triangle unfortunately distracts from an otherwise compelling plot and undermines the attempt to characterize Araby as a strong female protagonist. Reviewer: Joanna Lima
School Library Journal
10/01/2013
Gr 9 Up—This retelling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic story begins exactly where Masque of the Red Death (HarperCollins, 2012) left off. Araby, Elliot, and Will have fled the contaminated city in a steam-powered airship. The weeping sickness that decimated much of the population continues to spread, though it is now accompanied by a new, more deadly plague, the Red Death. With Araby's best friend beginning to show signs of the illness, the three are in a race against time to find a cure. Caught between affection for Will and Elliot, and haunted by her father's involvement with the prince (who played a hefty hand in the spread of the plague), Araby spends much of the novel determining whom to trust. In the end, she learns she must have faith in herself. This once-shallow, drug-addicted, party queen transforms into a strong, empowered rebel. Teens who have read Poe's story will be familiar with the ending as Araby returns to the prince's palace and enters a deadly game to determine the fate of the city. Griffin has successfully turned the short story into the type of YA saga that flies off the shelves. It is timely, well written, and quick paced. Steampunk fans are likely to appreciate the world of corsets, invention, and excess, so beautifully drawn in this novel. In addition to being a fantastic read, this two-part saga would serve as a great companion to classroom units on Poe.—Jennifer Furuyama, Pendleton Public Library, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062107831
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/5/2015
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 336
  • Age range: 14 years

Meet the Author

Bethany Griffin is the author of Masque of the Red Death and Dance of the Red Death, a two-book saga that reimagines another of Edgar Allan Poe's classic stories. She lives in Kentucky, in a house that is just a house . . . as far as she knows.

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