Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
This week my pick is;
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: 10th January 2017
In this modern day spinoff of 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 rumoured 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 thePhantom of the Opera musical and novel, as well as YA retellings such as Marissa Meyer’sCinder, will devour RoseBlood.
After reading her Splintered series A.G. Howard has become one of my auto-read authors, and I’m really excited to get my hands on her newest release. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge fan of the original Phantom of the Opera tale but with A.G. Howard putting a spin on it I’m sure I’m going to love this book.
So what does everyone think; is RoseBlood a must on anyone else’s to-read list or are there any other books that you can’t wait for to be released?