Bethany Griffinis the author of Masque of the Red Death. She's also a high school English teacher who prides herself on attracting creative misfits. And she's always admired Edgar Allan Poe. By reimagining his classic short story into a two-book saga, she says, "I wanted to add the things I most love to the dark, stifling atmosphere that Poe had created. I wanted to write a much longer story, complete with conspiracies and subplots, and add fascinating characters."
Bethany Griffin lives with her family in Kentucky.
I liked Araby quite a bit by the end of the story and I really felt very sorry for her.
Don't get me wrong, I really liked both of the guys and cared about what happened to them in the story, but the romances just didn't feel genuine to me.
If you like your dystopian fiction dark and with a steampunk twist then you're going to love The Masque of the Red Death.
MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH bored me to tears. Everything was grim and gloomy. It frustrated me so much that I felt like I wanted to strangle myself while reading it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Julie Ann Rimpula
Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s short story of the same name, Bethany Griffin imagines a world decimated by the plague in MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kelly Garbato
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Masque of the Red Death is not a direct retelling of the short story of the same name by... Read more
This one was a hard book to rate. There are so many reasons why I think this book deserves a 2/5 but then I actually think I'm going to pick up the next book in this series when it... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Auggie
I was a little hesitant to start Masque of the Red Death, seeing as I am a Poe fan. The beginning took me a little bit to get into. Read morePublished 6 months ago by sgunn
Masque of the Red Death has been sitting on my poor shelf for almost 2 years. It’s sad how many books fall through the cracks like that but I was so ecstatic when the girls in my... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sara @ Forever 17 Books
I really wanted to love this book, I really did. But I just couldn't connect to the characters like I wanted to. Read more
I'm having a difficult time with this review. Not because the book was bad or problematic, but rather because it was good. I wasn't all that excited about reading this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Britt R.
This retelling of Edgar Allen Poe's masque of the red death was amazingly compelling. I loved every second of it.Published 8 months ago by Kassidy