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.(less)
This book grabbed me the moment I laid eyes on the cover. Simple gorgeous and full of mystery. Who is the girl with the shadowy parasol? Why is her face hidden? Why are her arms bared? Interesting...
What I Liked:
This book takes a classic Poe tale and gives it a dystopian twist that I found very appealing. The ruins of society, a disease taking over what is left combined with a war between science and religion make this an exciting read. The characters are flawed by grief and struggle to exist in a world of political intrigue, disease and despair. The cover art alone got me interested enough to dive in head first and I was not disappointed. In fact, this book was a page turner and the ending has me ready for a second book. (I hope there is one.)
What I Didn't:
This book is for older teens-the drug abuse party life is for a mature group, but that being said, it is handled well.
This book was a page turner and the romance element continually had me guessing. Science vs. religion is a powerful subject. Combine that will flawed characters you grow to love and a world that is teetering on the brink of disaster and you have a fast paced read that will keep you enthralled. This book will be available in April, so make sure you put it on your Goodreads to be read list.