Publishing Date: April 24th, 2012
Genre: YA, retelling
Pages: 319 pgs
Summary from Goodreads:
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 around them.So what does Araby Worth have to live for?Nights in the Debauchery Club, beautiful dresses, glittery makeup . . . 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 is what he seems. Both have secrets. Everyone does.And Araby may find not just something to live for, but something to fight for--no matter what it costs her.
I also like how each of the characters is flawed in some way. They are not all good or all bad but a mixture of both which is a little more realistic for me. The world in which they live in is so dark and it would be difficult to live there without having some sort of flaw. They are desperate to live and this plays well in the book.
Griffin's writing style is great too. I felt like once I started reading I was transported to a place and time much different from my own. You get sucked in and you can't help but read through this at a very quick pace. Overall, it was a great book and I give it 4 stars.