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Glitter & Doom (Masque of the Red Death 1.5) by Bethany Griffin

Glitter & Doom by Bethany Griffin

Glitter & Doom
by Bethany Griffin

Glitter & Doom (Masque of the Red Death 1.5)

By: Bethany Griffin

Release Date: March 25, 2013

Rating: 2 stars

Summary: A 50-page, digital-only novella set in the world of Bethany Griffin’s dark and haunting retelling of the classic Edgar Allan Poe story Masque of the Red Death. When a rich teenage girl who spends her nights in the most desirable club and a smart, young inventor meet, they might have more in common than they know.

April, niece to the dying city’s cruel dictator, is Araby Worth’s glittery and frivolous best friend. But she’s more than she appears. And when she disappeared in Masque of the Red Death, where did she go? This short novella answers that question, taking us deep underneath the crumbling city, where April crosses paths with Kent, the serious young inventor who is key to rebellion. Glitter & Doom is a story of chilling action, of spies, and of surprising love. Can love be anything but doomed is a city that’s burning down around its survivors?

A dark, unnerving story about two of the most fascinating characters from Masque of the Red Death.

 

Review: This novella was weird…

With Glitter, I felt that it was a compilation of stories that Griffin felt she needed to catch up on. It was just a random mash of old stories from random years. They were mentioned as memories in book 2, but maybe Griffin should have just left them at that.

With Dom, I felt like Griffin should have tried to incorporate it into one of the two books, either as an epilogue or as a prologue. I know it’s a short story for people can look forward to the second book, but it just felt so out-of-place with whatever Glitter was supposed to be.

Go to Katy’s review on Goodreads.

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