Reading Level: Young Adult
Length: 44 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 1.5th book in the Masque of the Red Death series
Rating: 4/5 stars
This is a short story that takes place between the two Masque of the Red Death books. It’s been a while since I read this series and I kind of forgot I had this short story on my Kindle. It was fun to go back and revisit this world.
The story follows April as she and Kent meet again and work to help bring down April’s evil uncle Prospero. This is some background at the beginning about April’s childhood and a glimpse that the first time she meet Kent. The novella is told in two parts first from April and then from Kent.
It was fun to go back and revisit this world and get some information filled in on where April disappeared to and some background on how she met Kent. It adds some to the story but not a lot. It’s does help you relate to Kent better though. It was also interesting to see Araby and Will’s relationship from Kent’s POV.
This isn’t really a novella I would recommend reading as a stand alone, but if you are a fan of the Masque of the Red Death series this does provide some nice background and fills out Kent’s story nicely.
Overall this was a fun read and provides some good background on April and Kent. I would recommend if you are a fan of the Masque of the Red Death series and want a little more of that world. This was an excellent series overall and I highly recommend it.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge