by A.G. Howard
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
This is another book that I received from OwlCrate. It is a phantom of the opera inspired retelling, which immediately made me hesitant to read it. I have been growing a little tired of retellings, because I just don’t find them that creative or original. I was willing to give this one a shot, however, because I have never read/seen/heard the story of the phantom of the opera. I am glad that I decided to give this a chance, because I really enjoyed this book. I believe this is a standalone novel, and normally I have a hard time liking the characters in standalones because there is so little time for character development. I recently had this problem with Heartless and Of Fire and Stars. However, with this book, I found myself immediately captivated by the characters, and I credit this all to the beautiful writing. I really can’t praise A.G. Howard’s writing enough. She writes such vivid descriptions of characters and music, and she gives you just enough information to always keep you wanting more. She also seamlessly transitions from the present to events in the past in a way that is very interesting. I was super pleased with the ending of this novel, which was dramatic and interesting and just so amazing.
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