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 [b:Dance of the Red Death|13599291|Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death, #2)|Bethany Griffin|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349811814s/13599291.jpg|19190626], 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 insight into Elliot through his interactions with Araby in the first book, but otherwise he was difficult to read. Perhaps this novella will make him less so? Time will tell.***To see more of my reviews, please visit me @ Read and Reviewed!