A Very Special Pre-Valentine's Day Teen Book Battle in Red

Today’s post is brought to you by the color Red.

In honor of Valentine’s Day we’re going to have a battle of the red dresses.


Here are our competitors:

Die for Me by Amy Plum

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin



Die For Me by Amy Plum

In the book Die for Me the girl in the fabulous red dress moves to Paris and falls for a handsome Frenchman named Vincent. Vincent isn’t just a beautiful face; he is all wrapped up in mystery and intrigue with hints of the supernatural. Katie, our leading lady isn’t just a pretty dress either; she’s a smart girl with a tragic past. If you are up for a love story set against a romantic French backdrop you shouldn’t pass this one up.

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

In the book Sweet Evil the girl in the daring red dress discovers a few surprises in her lineage, the kind of surprises that change everything. Anna is a good girl, she is perfectly happy to sacrifice popularity in order to steer clear of the seven deadly sins. Of course, avoiding sins gets a lot harder when she discovers that her father is one of the devilish dukes and the boy she loves best is the son of the Duke of Lust.

Grave Mercy by Robin Lafevers

In the book Grave Mercy the girl in the blood red dress is beaten nearly to death and when she recovers she is given an opportunity to become an assassin. As a daughter of Death Ismae has many wonderful talents to help in her endeavor. This story has a rich plot built around true events and a great read for anyone new to the world of historic fiction.

Everneath by Brodi Ashton

In the book Everneath the girl in the ethereal red dress must find redemption from the biggest mistake of her life or accept the consequences. Nikki was looking for escape and she found it in bad boy Cole, unfortunately he took her to a place darker than she could have imagined. This story has a unique premise with a few shout outs to famous myths and legends.

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

In the book Masque of the Red Death the girl in the stunning red dress lives in a world devastated by illness- or rather she lives above that world in a penthouse with her wealthy and respected but emotionally unavailable parents. Occasionally Araby ventures out to the clubs with her friend to dance and forget about the despair she has felt since the death of her twin. Araby finds more than expected in the Debauchery Club- she finds Will, an employee of the club and Elliott, the Prince’s only nephew; each offers a touch of romance and both have secrets. Of course in Araby’s world, everyone is driven by secret motivations.

All of these books are just wonderful! I can’t decide which one to recommend first!

Which red dress speaks to you most?