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Book Watch: Dance of the Red Death

Dance of the Red Death

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DANCE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin will be released in the U.S. on June 11, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 336 pages.

DANCE OF THE RED DEATH is the second, and final, full-length book in author Bethany Griffin’s Masque of the Red Death series.

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There are a ton of amazing books releasing the week of June 11th that I’d love to spotlight. But as I have to choose just one book, DANCE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin is it.

Without a doubt, it’s my most anticipated book releasing that week. It’s the book I’ve been dying to read ever since I finished MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. And it is absolutely amazing. Yes, I’m reading it right now and it’s even better than I hoped it would be.

Of course I wish this series was a trilogy as I’d first thought it would be. Just knowing that when I reach the story’s end it will all be over, makes me want to read this sequel really, really slowly. But it’s proving to be a bit of a challenge.

Because, as I may have already mentioned, it’s amazing. And I want to know how Araby exacts her revenge. I want to know which boy she chooses, if any. And I want to know how it all ends.

There’s just something so hypnotic/beautiful/wonderful about author Bethany Griffin’s writing. I am immediately transported into the story whenever I pick it up and the rest of the world just disappears and is replaced by the one she created.

I love the characters – Araby, Will, Elliott and even Prospero – the fact that this series is inspired by Poe’s story, and that the author has not only made it her own but did so in such a way that, while reading, I often forget it was inspired by anything other than her own creativity.

Even though I will have read DANCE OF THE RED DEATH before its release date, it is still the book I am most excited for releasing on that date. And it’s not because I am awaiting the print edition with its gorgeous cover and deckle edge to add to my collection along with the eBook. It’s because this series is one of the ones that I think is unforgettable and plan on reading again and again.

So, as excited as I am about several of the other books releasing the week of June 11th, there is no other book I’m anticipating quite as much as Bethany Griffin’s amazing sequel, DANCE OF THE RED DEATH. Which is why, for me, it is the book to watch this week.

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Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG

The author on GOODREADS

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About the Book

Goodreads description:

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.

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 finds herself and discovers that she will fight for the people she loves, and for her city.

Her revenge will take place at the menacing masked ball, though 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 series with a heroine that young adult readers will never forget.

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Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here is just a fraction of the many other awesome books releasing the week of June 11th:

ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE by Kate Karyus Quinn

BORN OF ILLUSION by Teri Brown

SPIES AND PREJUDICE by Talia Vance

RUSH (The Game #1) by Eve Silver

BURNING by Elana K. Arnold

THE GIRL WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO DIE by April Henry

INFAMOUS (Fame Game #3) by Lauren Conrad

LINKED (Linked #1) by Imogen Howson

A MATTER OF DAYS by Amber Kizer

MORTAL FIRE by Elizabeth Knox

THE SECRET INGREDIENT by Stewart Lewis

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