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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Novella Review: Glitter and Doom by Bethany Griffin

Glitter and Doom
(Masque of the Red Death #1.5)
by Bethany Griffin
Format: Ebook (50 Pages)
Published: March 26th 2013 by Greenwillow Books
Source: Bought Myself
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 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.


 This novella is pretty important to the storyline of Masque of the Red Death. It starts out in April's perspective through out her life. It shows us how she grew up in the Prince's castle and some behind the scenes at how the Prince really is compared to how he acts. I thought it was interesting that it shows from her childhood all the way to the end of Masque of the Red Death.

The second part of this novella is told from Kent's point of view. Kent is a inventor who helps Elliot during Masque of the Red Death. I was actually surprised by this novella because it does show how important both of these characters are to the main storyline. All the things they do behind the scenes of the main story is really crazy.

I would have never guessed that April liked Kent without reading this novella. I would have to say this is a must read for this series. It helps you understand certain choices that these characters made in the main story. I thought it was a good quick read and it makes me want to read the second book more now.

I gave this 4 out of 5 bats.

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