A Multitude of Dreams by Mara Rutherford Inspired by “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe , this YA fantasy has a strong gothic vibe. Plagues, pogroms, and zombie vampires, oh my! It’s tone is dark and thought-provoking. There’s even a fake princess who has to pretend to be the princess who died. The plot is fascinating and twisty. And let’s just admit—the cover is drop dead gorgeous!