RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Inside cover blurb:

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.


This book and I just did not get along. I was so excited- the premise, that cover! But I just did not like where the author ended up taking the story. And I wasn’t impressed with the love story either. Oh well.

Plus: Interesting idea- not just a retelling, but more of a revival of the Phantom story. I can respect that.

Minus: Honestly kind of boring…the characters, the plot…all of it was fairly forgettable.

Try this instead:

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Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

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