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Bethany Griffin

Autor/a de Masque of the Red Death

5 obres 1,341 Membres 138 Ressenyes 2 preferits


Obres de Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death (2012) 722 exemplars
The Fall (2014) 276 exemplars
Dance of the Red Death (2013) 218 exemplars
Handcuffs (2008) 74 exemplars
Glitter & Doom (2013) 51 exemplars


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Nom normalitzat
Griffin, Bethany
Nom oficial
Griffin, Bethany
Llocs de residència
Mt. Washington, Kentucky, USA



I don't read much ghost/gothic/horror books but I was in the mood for something a little creepy and I heard about The Fall from another booktuber and it sounded interesting so I thought I'd give it a try. I did enjoy the story but it was confusing at times. The way the book is set up, it goes back and forth between the past and present. We get scenes where the main character is 16 then in the next chapter she's 10, then she's 16 again, then she's 12. It goes back and forth like that and at times I felt like I needed to have a paper and pen with me so I could map out the timeline. I really didn't like the ending. It left me with too many questions and I had no idea what happened to the characters. I know that's how it's supposed to be but I would like some type of closure to the story; I'm left completely hanging, which sucks seeing that this is a stand alone (at least I think it is). Overall it's not bad just kind of confusing at times and no closure to the end.… (més)
VanessaMarieBooks | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Dec 10, 2023 |
The Masque of Red Death is a different take of Edgar Allen Poe's short story.
-I myself didn't know he had wrote the original until i was told by my nan.

I have only read to chapter 11 of this book by Bethany Grifin, partly because after finding out it was a remake i decided to read the original which was darker and shorter yet somehow far better than what i read of this book.

Firstly where Edgar Allen Poe succeeds in keeping my interest this version lacked that grab, which is actually why i decided to read the original to see if it were any better.

anyway all comparisons aside, this book from what i read merely uses Poes version as a guide line, the main character Araby wasn't really a person i felt i could grow to like, she puts her family in danger for the sake of some guy named Elliot and she just seems so....immature?

I am not rating the story due to having not finished it, but what Griffin has made into a 300 novel Poe has surpassed in a possible 10 pages.
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Enchanten | Hi ha 97 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2023 |
I love the concept of this book, so if I had a patron who was really into Poe or Steampunk, I would probably recommend it without hesitation. However, I feel that the main character is both flat and amazingly self-absorbed (interesting feat, that). The world is interesting, the action is very fast paced, but it's not particularly believable and the characters didn't sweep me up. Still, I wanted to know what would happen next and I appreciate good world building.
jennybeast | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Apr 14, 2022 |
There are good things about this book -- but here are the things I just couldn't get my head around:

Dippy, drugged out girl -- fine.

Consumed with guilt -- well, maybe? But it's just never that convincing.

2 heartthrobs, 1 likable, 1 not -- who are always mysteriously appearing wherever the girl is whenever she's done with whatever she was doing. Is this meant to be part of the drugged out portrayal, so she has no sense of time? Or to emphasize her feelings of powerlessness?

Plague plague plaguey plague -- oooookay. You like Poe, we understand.

eh. It wasn't a bad book, but I find myself irritated beyond reason at the loose running plot. Perhaps if it were a movie I would like it more. It seems inevitable to me that there will be a sequel. Thank goodness I don't care enough about the characters to read it.
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jennybeast | Hi ha 97 ressenyes més | Apr 14, 2022 |


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