|A devastating plague has swept through the city leaving
scores dead; no one can survive catching it. Araby Worths father is a scientist
dedicated to finding a cure, though its too late for his son. Lost in grief, Araby
only has the nights to look forward to when she goes dancing in the Debauchery Club till
dawn. She meets two very different boys there who distract and intrigue her. Will is the
gorgeous and enigmatic proprietor of the club, while Elliot is her best friends
brother and a romantic poet who is also hiding secrets.
Set in a world where Victorian
morals coexist with air ships and clockwork body parts, this is an entertaining read with
a strong plot and engaging characters. Not normally a steampunk fan, I was drawn into
Arabys world and was compelled to keep reading as I had to find out what happened
next. A really engaging story aimed at teens, this is grown up enough to appeal to adults
as well. I look forward to Dance of the Red Death and returning to Arabys world.