Thursday, January 26, 2017

REVIEW: Roseblood by A.G. Howard

Book Blurb: Rune, whose voice has been compared to that of an angel, has a mysterious affliction linked to her talent that leaves her sick and drained at the end of every performance. Convinced creative direction will cure her, her mother ships her off to a French boarding school for the arts, rumored to have a haunted past.

Shortly after arriving at RoseBlood conservatory, Rune starts to believe something otherworldly is indeed afoot. The mystery boy she’s seen frequenting the graveyard beside the opera house doesn’t have any classes at the school, and vanishes almost as quickly as he appears. When Rune begins to develop a secret friendship with the elusive Thorn, who dresses in clothing straight out of the 19th century, she realizes that in his presence she feels cured. Thorn may be falling for Rune, but the phantom haunting RoseBlood wants her for a very specific and dangerous purpose. As their love continues to grow, Thorn is faced with an impossible choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or save her and face the wrath of the phantom, the only father he’s ever known.

My Review: I was very excited when I first heard about this book coming out almost 8 months ago. I immediately knew I needed to read it as I am a major Phantom phan. However once I started to read the book I got a little disappointed. I wasn't ready for psychic vampires of all things. I never associated vampires with Phantom of the Opera. The book did lag for me in some parts and I admit I did put it down for a couple of weeks. However the last part of the book did hold my attention more than the rest of it. I really enjoyed how she incorporated the inspirations for the original characters in this story.

This book is not bad it's just a new take/ continuation of the original tale with the paranormal thrown in. Every Phantom phan should at least read this book once in their lifetime.

Rating: ★★★★☆

* I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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