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.
Why Am I waiting for Roseblood this Wednesday?
I fell in love with the Splintered series, A.G. Howard's first written series. It was so wonderfully and elegantly crafted that I want to read everything A.G. Howard writes after. To be honest, I ugly cried at the end of Ensnared, book 3 of the Splintered series and Untamed, book 3.5 of the Splintered series. I was so overwhelmed with emotions that when I realized the book had ended, I cried. I didn't want the story to end. This is a sign of an amazing author.
I am currently reading The Architect Song, a New Adult gothic story about ghosts. It is so detailed and refreshing that I am taking my time reading this book. I want to savor ever word. It might just take me a couple of weeks to get through but I don't care.
Now Roseblood, why am I excited for this book? On top of the reasons I listed above, I have always wanted to read a retelling of Phantom of the Opera musical. Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite musicals ever. A.G. Howard took one of my favorite childhood stories, Alice and Wonderland and created a magical world with the Splintered series. I know A.G Howard will successfully create a magical world with Roseblood.
I wish January would come fast enough.
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