Waiting on Wednesday: RoseBlood

Waiting on Wednesday

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?

14 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: RoseBlood

    1. I would highly recommend the Splintered series, it is one of the best Alice in Wonderland retellings I’ve read and a brilliant series in general as well!
      Yeah A.G. Howard’s books always seem to have really beautiful covers, this one is no exception 😀


    1. Oh yes I completely agree! I think Splintered is one of the best Alice in Wonderland retellings Ive read so far. It’s why I’m so excited for this book, even though I’m not a massive Phantom of the Opera fan I’m sure with A.G. Howard writing this I’ll love it! 😀


  1. Ohhh that one sounds SO good! As you already know, I have yet to read the other books in the Splintered series, but this one sounds quite great! 😀 I’m not that much of a fan of the Phantom of the Opera tale either, but for some reason, I feel like reading this book. Maybe it’s the fact that A.G. Howard manages to make all weird things attractive ahha :p

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    1. It does doesn’t it?! 😀 I didn’t even realise A.G. Howard was writing another book until recently but when I did it had to go on my to-read list! 🙂
      Yeah I can’t say I’m a massive fan of the Phantom of the Opera :/ I know a little about the original story but not too much. I think it may help me enjoy this book that little bit more though because I won’t be comparing it to the original (kind of like I did with The Wrath and the Dawn) 😀

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      1. I literally only knew the basics of the A Thousand Nights story, kind of like the blurb of what the book was, and honestly it’s the same with the Phantom of the Opera so yeah that’s gotta help when reading retellings! 😀

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  2. I’m looking forward to this book as well! The cover image is pretty cool but the plot sounds even more intriguing. Great pick for this week 🙂

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    1. A.G. Howard’s books have the most amazing covers (have you seen her Splintered series!?) and yeah even though I’m not a massive Phantom of the Opera fan I love retellings so this one definitely sounds interesting!
      Thanks! 😀


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