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Book Club Friday: The Masque of the Red Death......

Hey everyone

Thanks to Blonde...Undercover Blonde for this link up :)

 This week I'm sharing - The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Synopsis (via Goodreads
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.

My Thoughts

I got this book because I'm a sucker for anything medical-y related so the plague idea really drew me in (Side note: I really loved learning about the Black Death/Great Plague in high school - I know, I was an odd child). As a trainee research scientist I was fascinated by the idea of an deadly virus and how it could be controlled so this book is perfect for me! If you're a tad squeamish or not really a fan of  the idea of a killer virus spreading I wouldn't really recommend this book for you!

I'm gonna be honest - I read this book in literally one afternoon (it's only a couple of hundred pages) so it shows how engaging the plot must have been! I identified with the main character really quickly - but my fave character has to be Will - he's just so sweet an cute! I'm not a fan of Elliot - there's something fishy there if you ask me! It's slightly annoying how obviously the 'bad guy' is portrayed if you ask me :/ 

I liked how the plot was centred around the virus and the search for it's eradication - it was just used as a back story - it was the main story. The romances were just a back story - which was pleasant and made the virus plot a lot more believable.

I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd and final book in the series - how nice is it to just have  a 2 part series rather than a trilogy?! - to see what happens with the virus and if Araby (how unusual is that name - I love it!) gets together with Will or Elliot and if the Prince (Mr Bad Guy) is defeated.

Would you read this book? 
aHm xoxo