A review by smblanc1793
The Mad Women's Ball, by Victoria Mas

dark informative tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

3.5

An eerie, slow-burning read that’s biggest strength comes from the fact that it’s based in reality. Gulp. The whole story is steeped in tragedy, the atmosphere suffocating in exactly the way I believe it’s intended to be. The gaiety and brightness of the ball serves as a chilling juxtaposition to the reality of the situation. Though I think the pacing was odd—it was all wrapped up far too quickly. It was nonetheless a worthwhile read that packed a punch despite it’s relative brevity.