Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spineand spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Genre: YA, Retelling, Fantasy Publication Date: January 10, 2017 Pages: 464 Published By: Amulet Books Series -
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.
Why I'm Waiting
Well... Cover lust. There is not a doubt in my mind that I will NEED this one the second I can get my hands on it! Between the beautiful cover (I'm strangely addicted to covers with red), and the fact that A.G. Howard is totally amazing this book is a given for me. Admittedly I am also extremely interested in the twist/retelling aspect. I can only think of one other book that ever did Phantom of the Opera and I loved it. It's not something that is done really and I am super intrigued to see how it all pans out!
What are you waiting on?!
Link me up so I can see