Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Letter To Bethany!

When I decided to do the Masque of the Red Death event, I knew I wanted to include a letter to Bethany. Before I share that I am going to thank my inspiration for this post. Lindsay from Me on Books (who is super awesome) has written some great, gushy letters to authors on her site, so you should check them out. Full credit to her for this amazing idea.


I have been blogging for about a year and a half now. It was beginning to feel a little repetitive. I was feeling like I was in a bit of a book rut, and not overly inspired any more. I picked up Masque of the Red Death and immediately became hooked and engrossed in the story you created.

Masque of the Red Death was so different from anything that I've read in a really long time. It was refreshing, inspiring and it got me excited again. It reminded me of everything I love about reading and books. You can get so lost in the pages of one so completely. You can have wonderfully flawed characters that you still end up loving. I wanted to rush on to Goodreads and add so many quotes and passages to my favourites list.

You have created a book that almost demands you tell everyone about it once you are finished because you loved it so much. It inspired me to create a week long event to do just that. It wasn't enough for me to just tell my friends. It was a book I couldn't shake after reading.

So Bethany, I want to say thank you. Thank you for creating such a stunning world. Thank you for writing such a well written novel. Thank you for creating Will in all his tattooed, tortured sexiness, and thank you for helping me out of a reading slump. Most of all, I thank you for reminding me of the magic of getting lost in a good book.


  1. Ok wow, Kathy, what an amazing post! I am so very glad that you enjoyed the book, I love it when a book finds the right reader! You have been amazing with your support and blog posts and contests, and fabulous reviews, and I can't thank you for it enough!

    Can't wait to meet you at BEA!!!


  2. This letter further proves how well you, especially with this blog, illustrate why young adult literature is so loved by readers and authors alike. Bravo, Kat!

    Amy :D <3

  3. This is such a great idea! And I totally agree, this book was amazing! Great post, Kathy!


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