Glitter & Doom

Glitter Doom A 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 n

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 in common than they know.April, niece to the dying city s cruel dictator, is Araby WorA 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 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 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.

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  1. Well, this was certainly not what I was expecting Then again 50 pages is really not much to work withGlitterApril s story, from sometime after Prospero kills her father to when she s captured by Malcontent I read Masque of the Red Death for the Poe inspirations and the sweeping vistas of a poisoned, diseased city, so I really wasn t impressed with April s character Glitter fills in the gaps and confirms Prospero, as expected, is one sick dude, so there s that, but beyond Prospero s depravity thi [...]


  2. Oh wow This was so cute I dont remember Masque of the Red Death too well I read it quite a while ago May 2012 , and I havent read Dance of the Red Death yet But I do somewhat recall Kent, and I dont think I had any idea that this was going on with him and April They are a surprising couple, but so cute And I loved April in this I remember her character, but I dont really remember what I thought of her She was awesome and strong in this.


  3. 3.5 Sterne f r eine grausame, aber gelungene Novella Ich war wirklich positiv berrascht W re die Story nicht wieder in dieses Geschnulze abgedriftet, sondern so hart geblieben, wie sie es anfangs war, h tten es sogar noch mehr Sterne werden k nnen.


  4. Novellas are tough They really are This one falls somewhere between Brigid Kemmerer s brilliant Elemental series novellas which really add to the richness of the world and characters, but you don t have to read them to enjoy the novels and major misfires like Undone and The Queen s Army, both of which follow side characters love interests but if you read them in the order recommended by the publisher both are, like Glitter Doom, numbered 1.5 , they spoil MAJOR plot twists from the following nove [...]


  5. I read Glitter Doom right after readingMasque of the Red Death , and honestly, I think the contents of this novella should have been included in the full length novel I haven t read many novellas, but the ones I have read felt unnecessary and too short for real character development or insights to occur Not with Glitter Doom This novella gives you greater insight into mostly April and Kent, but also Elliot, Will and Malcontent I have SO much respect for April now, as it was shown that her shall [...]


  6. My initial reaction after spotting this book HOLY LORD BABY JESUS Mercy has been given My reaction after reading the MASSIVE slight problem Glitter and doom mask.d death date.waitDA F %K Why, WHHYYY cruel world Is there no mercy to thy devout book lovers Reaction after looking at release date Dispatcher 911 what is your emergencyCaller help hyperventilates 1.5 Release date MERCYDispatcher a librarian is on their way, just hang in there ma am.Why would they torture me this way It just makes me wa [...]


  7. 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 [...]



  8. I ve said it before and I will probably say it again but these short stories and novellas can be quite hit or miss for me They can add a lot to the world but they have to be able to stand on their own Shadow Cats and Shattered Mountain by Rae Carson and Leashing the Tempest by Jenn Bennett are a few examples of novellas that work perfectly I think they need to be held independent of the series since not all readers will purchase them but they should also fill in some blank spots or add to the wo [...]


  9. 2.5 5 stars.I don t really know what to say about this one I mean, it provides a nice bridge between the two books, but other than that, I don t know that it was really necessary Obviously I may change my opinion on that once I read Dance of the Red Death, and if so I shall update this review space But right now I m just sort of eh about it.I did like the background it provides on both April and Elliot, though, since I liked that glimpse into what makes Elliot tick You got these glimmers of insi [...]


  10. As someone who doesn t read a lot of YA, the popularity of the side story novella is something I know of mostly by word of mouth Glitter and Doom great Tom Waits reference in the title doesn t add too much to the story on its own, focusing in on two characters that were somewhat less gripping in the main narrative and their second tier romance plot But the switch in perspective gives a new insight into the depths of the Prince s cruelty and depravity, and shows how the seemingly disparate charac [...]


  11. Be pretty, her mother said, rearranging April s frilly skirts Keep your eyes wide and innocent It s the only thing that might protect you Beautifully written Just like Masque of the Red Death was and Dance of the Red Death will be I can t wait to read it


  12. This novella was weirdWith Glitter, I felt that it was a compilation of stories that Griffin felt she needed to catch up on It was just a random mash of old stories from random years They were mentioned as memories in book 2, but maybe Griffin should have just left them at that.With Dom, I felt like Griffin should have tried to incorporate it into one of the two books, either as an epilogue or as a prologue I know it s a short story for people can look forward to the second book, but it just fel [...]



  13. This wasn t as bad as the main books perhaps because it was short The POV characters are still gloomy and think about the obstacles they ve faced , but again, the brevity moves the plot along.The first chapter takes place from April s point of view There s a quick bit about her history and growing up with Elliott Elliott s really had a rough childhood, although there s no motivation for why his uncle has treated him so poorly Then we see her get captured and she demonstrates her abilities as sas [...]


  14. GLITTER DOOM is a captivating short novella told in two parts Glitter, from April s point of view and Doom, from Kent s It offers readers a peek at the world from two characters who play an important role in the series outcome and gives insight into events that take place outside of the main story but are integral to it.This story allows readers to get to know both characters a little bit , to see how they first met and to see just what parts they played in the events leading up to the climactic [...]



  15. To be only fifty pages long, I thought this novella was outstanding I honestly felt that this would ve been excellent bonus material to include at the end of Masque of the Red Death.So here s a little background information Glitter is told from April s point of view Now, when I read the first book, in the beginning I wasn t a big fan of April I thought she was very shallow and that she didn t bring much to the table At the end of the book I did like her a little better Well, at the end of this b [...]


  16. Beauty and the NerdSet in the same world as Masque of the Red Death and its sequel, Dance of The Red Death, Glitter Doom is a short story about 50 pages, give or take that focuses on two of the series protagonists, April and Kent The blurb for Glitter Doom promises that it will show us what happened to April when she mysteriously disappeared for much of Masque of the Red Death and while some of the story does indeed take place between the two novels, it also functions as a prequel of sorts, givi [...]


  17. I decided to read Glitter Doom after reading Masque of the Red Death I loved MotRD and I really wanted to see if the novella would give me some detail about either Araby or the others I was glad to see that it gave about April and Kent, but extremely happy when I realized we would get into Elliot and Malcontent s characters as well Like do a happy dance excited In MotRD, we didn t get much into Kent s character, April I liked but had many reservations about for a while, and Elliot same as his [...]


  18. I always have mixed feelings about novellas in a series since I so often don t see the point of them, perhaps due to my general love of meta in all things.I find novellas frustrating because they often don t have anything to add to the series and they re too short to develop any kind of engaging story in their own right to pull me in Sometimes they re an interesting day in the life insight into the characters when they re not facing the epic plot of epicness which can be interesting character de [...]


  19. 2.5 starsI thought this could stave of my longing for Dance of the Red Death a little but no The look into April s head didn t really endear her to me but it did make me interested in Elliot Wait, what Is this supposed to be 1.5 or 2.5 Edit Oh boo it won t be in Elliot s POV.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 desir [...]


  20. A short novella, Glitter Doom is told through April s eyes The first section takes place when April is 11 and Elliott is 13, and they are living or being held prisoner in their uncle s castle after the death those who have read Masque of the Red Death will know why that is in quotation marks of their father A little about their father s murder, and exactly who was present at the time of it, is revealed.Prince Prospero is attempting to teach his young nephew the fine art of torture, but Elliott [...]


  21. Review forthcoming on a reader lives a thousand liveGlitter Doom is book 1.5 of Masque of the Red Death.April, niece of Prospero, lives in a diseased world where appearing pretty and beautiful is a way of keeping safe April uses it to her advantage hiding how smart and resourceful she really is Glitter Doom tells of the events which occurred to April when she disappeared, kidnapped by Malcontent, and the burgeoning relationship between her and inventor Kent.Link to This is a book that I have wan [...]


  22. I ve said it before and I will probably say it again but these short stories and novellas can be quite hit or miss for me They can add a lot to the world but they have to be able to stand on their own Shadow Cats and Shattered Mountain by Rae Carson and Leashing the Tempest by Jenn Bennett are a few examples of novellas that work perfectly I think they need to be held independent of the series since not all readers will purchase them but they should also fill in some blank spots or add to the wo [...]


  23. 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 [...]


  24. Now this is what I was looking for These 50 pages were wonderful and gave me then the entire first book It was filled with all sort of colorful characterization that added such depth that I was missing in the Masque of the Red Death It focused on Elliott who I understand now on such a deeper level, his randomness makes sense , April who I liked before but like even now, her vapidness is her self preservation and the mysterious Kent who is equally interesting now and a love interest Didn t see [...]


  25. I wanted to read this short novella after finishing the first book in the series It was supposed to be about a couple of the secondary characters, April and Kent, who we all found so interesting The story starts off as if it s gonna give you back story of Elliot April in their uncles Castle after their fathers murder but then it rushes through it That whole living with the uncle part would probably be interesting enough to be its own book yet it was over before it began Same goes for the disapp [...]


  26. Usually I tend to like novellas that add a different perspective to the main story line Glitter Doom was okay, but really didn t add anything to the story for me The first half, Glitter, is told thru April s point of view from when she gets abducted from the club And Doom is told thru Kent s point of view picking up from April s and up to the explosion of on the steamship Learning about them was good in it s own way, but the things I wanted to learn about April were not really discussed For exa [...]


  27. This was good It filled in a lot of gaps from the first novel, and told things from the inventor Kent s perspective It detailed April s family s time held captive in Prospero s palace, explained what happened to April when Araby and April were separated at the Debauchery Club, and gave information about Malcontent s plan I also enjoyed getting to know April s character in this novella I felt that the book ended fairly abruptly, but I guess the book takes you up to the end of the first novel Th [...]


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