Rune Germaine moves to a boarding school outside of Paris, only to discover that at this opera-house-turned-music-conservatory, phantoms really do exist. RoseBlood is a Phantom of the Opera-inspired retelling in which Rune's biggest talent--her voice--is also her biggest curse. Fans of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and the Splintered series will find themselves captivated by this pulse-pounding spin on a classic tale. 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, rumoured 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 realises 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.
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - What a fantastic twist on The Phantom Of The Opera! And I mean there are some amazing twist in this book that took me for suprise and it just pulled the story together.
I've never read anything by A.G. Howard before, I do own the first book in the Splintered series but, I haven't gotten to it yet and I can't wait to get to that series after reading this book! A.G is a fantastic author who really knows how to tell a story. This was an amazing book that I just adored so much and I think everyone should give it a read.
In this book we meet Rune. She is getting sent of to a boarding school in France because of her beautiful singing voice but, when she sings, weird things seem to happen and after reading up on the school, about what it use to be, has her wary of going and living there. Strange things start to happen and she meets Thorn. A love story about trying to survive and realising who you really are. Having to choose between the love of your life and your family. It was beautifully written and I adored every second of it.
I just want to re-read it over and over again. It gave me so many feels that I couldn't cope whilst reading it. It had me gripped from the very beginning and I didn't put it down until I had finished it. I also love Thorn, a lot.
I cannot wait to read more from A.G. Howard as this book just shows how her writing is so beautiful and how she can write a fantastic story that has you gripped from the very beginning.