Book Review: RoseBlood

Posted January 23, 2017 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Review: RoseBloodTitle: RoseBlood
Author: A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Published: January 10th 2017
Pages: 432

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. precio levitra 20 mg

To sum up my entire experience reading RoseBlood, it is the kind of book that I just never wanted to end. Between the super intricate and strange twist on the original Phantom of the Opera story, and the amazing writing style, I simply couldn’t put this book down. It took me two and a half days to finish this book, and I would be the happiest girl in the world if I got to read even more of it. I tried to drag out reading it as much as I could, but I just couldn’t stop reading once I started. I wish this was a series more than I’d been wishing for the ARC in November. (y’all saw this if you follow me on Twitter)

I’m not going to lie, at first I really wanted there to be a love triangle like in the original book. But then when we got to know Thorn more and more, I realized he’s honestly got the best qualities in each of the guys in the original, which makes him even better. Plus, this is an A.G. Howard book were talking about here, there were tons of swoon worthy moments between Thorn and Rune. I’m still not over the scene with the mask.

There isn’t much else to say about this book without spoiling, which I’ve noticed many people decided to do on Goodreads in their reviews. Cue the eye rolls. I promise I’m not going to just toss out some spoilers with no warning.

I do think this is the kind of book you read when you want an older tale to be nearly redone. It wasn’t a retelling as much as it was a new tale that started to rewrite and explain certain things that were unexplained, or vaguely touched on in the original. It’s strange at times, and when you finally realize exactly what is going on, it’s definitely the kind of thing you either love, or hate. But luckily, I loved it.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

  • Oh wow the finished copy of this book is simply beautiful! I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about it so far, but I think I’ll be reading it soon anyway! Great review (and thank you for not being a jerk like a lot of other people and adding any spoilers to your review)!