RoseBlood #2020

RoseBlood By A.G. Howard RoseBlood 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 mistak
  • Title: RoseBlood
  • Author: A.G. Howard
  • ISBN: 9781419719097
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Hardcover
  • RoseBlood By A.G. Howard 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 rud tIn 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 rud 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 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.
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    About "A.G. Howard"

    1. A.G. Howard

      1 New York Times and International bestselling Author of Gothic Fantasy Paranormal tales Mystical romantic with a side of horror YA, NA, and Literary Romance Repped by Jenny Bent.A.G was inspired to write the Splintered Series, her tribute to Carroll s Wonderland, while working at a school library Her pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.How A.G Howard rates books on GoodReads I only rate or review books I enjoyed reading, and won t give any rating below 4 stars Please don t consider every high rating I give a book a personal endorsement recommendation from me My ratings here are subjective to me as an individual Even as a writer, I still have a reader s side that responds in a personal way to stories.Also, because I m a writer, I m lenient about things like style and prose I don t view books under a microscope to decide whether I deem the style sophisticated or literary enough to be a time worthy read That s not my call Every writer s voice is individual and unique I ve come to respect this truth during my own personal journey , and I ll never give a book a low rating just because the style doesn t jive with me.As long as a story takes me to another place and is well edited, I m going to give it a good rating And if, for some reason, a book doesn t entertain me or I can t get into it and don t finish it, I won t leave a rating or review at all That s my personal choice If you re considering a book I ve reviewed rated, be sure to read other reviews ratings alongside mine to help you decide if it s a read you might enjoy personally Don t rely solely upon my opinion simply because you like the books I write What I read has little bearing on what I write.Happy book hunting Author photo by pamlaryphotography

    430 thoughts on “RoseBlood”

    1. TWO AND A HALF WEEKS I gave this book two and a half weeks I literally do not remember the last time it took me this long to read a book And I m including 1000 page classics in that I wanted to like this book so much I kept forcing myself to continue to the end, trying to find excuses to bump up the rating and justify buying a finished copy to look gorgeous on my bookshelf I love The Phantom of the Opera I wanted to love this, but it was just one cliche after another.Maybe if you re completely n [...]


    2. Update 1 22 16 FINISHED WRITING IT I fell in love so hard with this world and these characters 3 Can t wait to share it with everyone in January 2017 Update 6 21 16 ARCs are around the corner For info on how to request one, follow this link authoraghoward 20Here are a few quick RoseBlood FAQs 1 What s the book about Much like Splintered was for Alice in Wonderland, this is a modern day spin off continuation of the original Phantom of the Opera, that follows a high school senior who is sent to Ro [...]


    3. My feelings while reading this book GUYS THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING OH MY GOD I have never read a book like this in my life Seriously guys this is like The Room or Troll 2 of books It was so poor in its execution so horribly bad and offensive at times that it was actually good The book takes itself so seriously that it s just hilarious to laugh at It s truly amazing how wrong it is.The characters were wrong The plot was wrong The setting was wrong The romance was wrong Every single detail was WRONG T [...]


    4. Reread December 2016 So I have now read this book twice and twice and twice now I have struggled to get through it I wanted so badly to love it because I was really looking forward to it but while there were things I enjoyed, overall I did not really care for it I loved the writing, the descriptions are incredible The atmosphere was awesome But, I was so bored and that just ruins it for me So unfortunately my rating remains to be 3 stars First read October 2016 3 stars for now, I really think I [...]


    5. My January Owlcrate Box Don t look if you haven t gotten yours yet Although, my picture wasn t all that great this time At home, I have a poster on my wall of a rose that s bleeding It s petals are white, and red liquid oozes from its heart, thick and glistening warm Only, if you look very close, you can see the droplets are coming from above, where a little girl s wrist camouflaged by a cluster of leaves has been pricked by it s thorns as she reached inside to catch a monarch.This book was so b [...]


    6. A single spotlight flicks on Cynical Natalie sits in the middle, blinking at the glare.Cynical Natalie What the hell is this Where s my annoying twin A disjointed voice booms out of the darkness Are you ready to play How Mad Can We Make Cynical Natalie Applause reigns Cynical Natalie tries to protest, but her voice is masked by the immediate rumble, The rules are simple Characters, quotes, plot points, anything of note are listed from a novel called Roseblood and we will see how long it takes fo [...]


    7. I m not supposed to post a review until closer to the end of the year, so I ll just say that I liked this a lot than Splintered I was not too huge on that book This was an incredibly creative twist on the original Phantom of the Opera story, but it s also straight up odd I was torn between thinking it was creepy brilliant or just weird I m going with the latter So many times I was staring at the page like whaaaaaat on earth Like I cannot wait to explain how strange this story gets.But if you li [...]


    8. So this was CREEPY YET AWESOME Which is just how I like my books, thank you, with a sidedish of psychotic Phantoms and perhaps some cake lovely And I ll have you know I was absolutely obsessed with the Phantom of the Opera in my wayward youth Erm, like, 5 years ago I watched the movie with Gerard Butler about 1000 MILLION TIMES and I had all the music to learn on the piano and I knew all the songs and I WAS BASICALLY GOING TO BE THE PHANTOM WHEN I GREW UP Minus, possibly, the psycho murdering pa [...]


    9. First off I really liked the Splintered series, and I loved The Architect of Song I think for me there were parts of this that were definitely worth 5 stars like the parts about Thorn s background, but it took me a little longer to get into this book, and it seemed like it took a long while for Rune to meet up with Thorn I also really thought the side characters were interesting and would have liked to know about Audrey, Sunny, and Jax Rune was interesting especially being in her head, but Thor [...]


    10. Yup, I adored this one Loved the setting, loved the characters, loved the romance, loved the twists and turns, loved the mystery, loved the atmosphere Loved the writing.This was my first A.G Howard book and now I m very tempted to pick up


    11. 4.5 stars Review posted on The Eater of Books blog RoseBlood by A.G HowardPublisher Amulet BooksPublication Date January 10, 2017Rating 4 starsSource ARC sent by the publisherSummary from 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 conserv [...]


    12. Me when I realize this book doesn t come out until 2017 Read of my reviews at Cornerfolds Two things drew me to RoseBlood First, it s written by A.G Howard who has literally never disappointed me I adored her Splintered series and am already in love with the Haunted Hearts Legacy Second, I am HUGE Phantom fan I ve read the book and its unofficial sequel and I ve seen the broadway show and its official sequel When I saw that one of my favorite authors was writing a retelling of one of my favorit [...]


    13. 3 9 16 DAT COVER 3 3 16 I m not much for Alice, so I haven t checked out this author yet, but a Phantom of the Opera retelling


    14. I absolutely loved this book I ve always been a fan of Phantom I ve seen it several times in San Diego, LA, and Chicago and never mind the fact that it was Anita s words, I didn t even know I wanted a Phantom retellling until I learned about RoseBlood.Rune is an interesting character She s got this amazing talent that has made her withdraw a bit She s still grieving for her father and as she learns things about herself, she is constantly second guessing things that happened in the past At times, [...]


    15. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

      Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestROSEBLOOD is about three of my favorite things The Phantom of the Opera, the Comte de Saint Germain, and vampires All three together Oh, heck yes Set in a gloomy boarding school converted opera house in the middle of France, I was certain that this neo Gothic, ROSEBLOOD, would be able to do one of my favorite classics justice in a new and interesting way.I was wrong.It kills me to say this, because the writing in ROSEBLOOD is so beautiful that it actually almo [...]


    16. I next to never feel guilty about writing a review on a book I didn t like But with this one I do I wanted to love this book so much, I REALLY enjoyed Splintered and so I had such high hopes for this one especially since it was a YA retelling of The Phantom of the Opera.I may very well be a minority when it comes to my thoughts on this book It s not all bad I promise, so let s get too it.I think Howard is a great writer, I think she really knows how to twist and turn a story to completely make i [...]


    17. DNF 50%Half audiobook half ARC.I JUST COULDN T DO IT ANYMORE, OKAY.Originally, I started reading this book around mid November, when the lovely ladies at Abrams Children sent me an ARC to read and review Due to work and other adult life things, I had to put it down around the 100 page mark, and tried to return to it today.Don t kid yourself If I d been enjoying this book, I wouldn t have sacrificed precious reading time in the name of work But I did, because I was bored, and I thought I just was [...]


    18. I rarely feel guilty about writing my reviews, but this one is one of those rare cases when I do.Why Because I was so excited for Roseblood I even sent my review request to the publishing house Amulet Books, and, since so many book bloggers wanted to read this book, I know how privileged I am to have recieved a physical proof copy.You can probably guess that my expectations for this novel were high I read Howard s Splintered and really enjoyed it, so when I found out about her retelling of Phant [...]


    19. Halle fucking lujah I made it This book is justhonestly I don t have the words So I m going to do what this book couldn t and be succinct 1 Way too many words Like WAY TOO MANY Descriptions and events that could take a paragraph or maybe two would go on for pages The writing was unnecessarily intricate and sometimes it just plain didn t make sense 2 Racist Continued use of a racial slur g ps The author is not Romani, she is not taking back the word for her people She has no business using the wo [...]


    20. 4.5 Stars With Howard s imaginative take on Alice in Wonderland with her Splintered series, it wasn t a surprise that I would want to see what she could do with another classic like Phantom of the Opera A classic already riddled with dark intent, mystery, and an obsession that bordered the line of love and hate and most of all one that transcended time.I wouldn t of expected anything short of fabulous and anything less than the strange, unusual, and the fantastical Howard has a skill to not only [...]


    21. really REALLY want this book I love the Phatom of the Opera akdnsinwks the cover is really cool too I just hope I am really on the mailing list for the ARCe said I was but who knows xDe ARCS Either haven t been made yet or I haven t gotten mine GiveRiaaARCofthisbook2016 lolUPDATE I read the original and yesterday I saw the broadway show I AM READY FOR YOU ROSEBLOODE YOU BASED OFF THE BOOK OR THE PLAY LOL They were different from each other I just kind of wanted to know.UPDATE AGAIN Messaged Abra [...]


    22. 4 5 starsVideo Review youtu Ucc9gRTgkpEThis book Wow The writing is beautiful, the story is haunting, and the characters are memorable I am a huge fan of the Phantom of the Opera, so I was ecstatic to hear there was going to be an inspired retelling I have to say A.G Howard writes so effortlessly beautiful I felt each word she wrote had some importance Also, the story itself although is an inspired retelling is entirely her own tale, with it being a modern continuous of the original story.As som [...]


    23. Rune Germaine has always had a beautiful voice but feels a pull towards singing that she doesn t quite understand and can even feel sick or drained at the end of a performance Now Rune s mother has talked Rune s aunt into pulling a few strings to get Rune bumped to the front of the line to attend Roseblood, a boarding school outside of Paris at an opera house that s been turned into a music conservatory.Rune knows the history of the opera house and shortly after arriving she sees a mystery boy t [...]


    24. You can check this review out on One Way Or An Author Thanks so much Abrams for a review copy Being a fan of The Phantom of the Opera and knowing Lloyd s works for the broadway play on piano, I was super enthusiastic on picking this book up Yet probably because of all the hype building around this book when the blurb first came out, combined with the author s popularity with her previous book series, I was a bit wary Quite honestly though, this book surprised me in the best of ways I ended up fa [...]


    25. Such a beautiful, haunting, dark, but romantic story I love what A.G fid with the Phantom of The Opera story It s not a retelling but taken from Phantom and built upon so that it s in the modern world with new characters and it s absolutely spellbinding and gorgeous You will all fall for Rune and Thorn oh and Diable I adored that damned cat lol




    26. Oh, no big deal, I ve only been clamoring for a Phantom of the Opera retelling since forever and now A.G Howard is writing one



    27. I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher This in no way impacted on my view.Unfortunately, this review is not going to be positive I first read Howard s Splintered a few years ago, and wasn t a fan, but was hoping Roseblood would be better it wasn t Basically, I found the story long and boring, and, tbh, should ve DNFed it and not wasted any of my time.Roseblood is a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, one of my favourite musicals, with a twist It s somewhat of a sequel, with the [...]


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