Publisher: Green Willow
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Everything is in ruins.Prior to Reading: I've heard some really good things about this book, but I still wasn't sure about. It's had to tell what it was going to be like.
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.
Review: Bethany Griffin did an excellent job creating this very eerie world. Prior to reading this, I wasn't sure how it would be done, but I was drawn in into this world.
Araby is ridden with guilt because she has always been privileged. She has a mask and other people to protect her. She is also filled with guilt because she is the one who lived while her brother got sicked and died. In the beginning Araby could be, at times, very naive. But the more she learned about the world outside her privileged world, the better I liked her. When it comes down to it, Araby was very loyal and had a lot of fight in her.
It didn't take me long to get into this book. It is a very addictive and very quick read. It's definitely one that can be read in one sitting.
Overall: I was actually surprised by this one. It is a very good and addictive read. It's not one of my favorites, but I'm still looking forward to the next book.