This week, I'm waiting on...
by A.G. Howard
Expected publication: 10th January 2016
Genres: Retellings; Fantasy; Young Adult
In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.
At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.
A. G. Howard brings the romantic storytelling that Splintered fans adore to France—and an entirely new world filled with lavish romance and intrigue—in a retelling inspired by a story that has captivated generations. Fans of both the Phantom of the Opera musical and novel, as well as YA retellings such as Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, will devour RoseBlood.
A Phantom of the Opera retelling, you say? And written by one of my favourite authors?? I don’t need to know anything else, just take my money! I remember hearing about it this time last year, and the wait is almost over. I have super high expectations, but I have every confidence that it’ll be just phenomenal as I think it’ll be.
Are you planning on reading RoseBlood? What do you think? Also, have you read the Splintered trilogy?? And do you like that the covers have a similar vibe?
What are you waiting on this week? Thanks for stopping by!
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