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Sunday, January 22, 2017

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 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. @goodreads



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 bizarre and so good! I didn't understand all that was going on but I loved it. The reason is that it had a very creepy vibe, everything about it had creepsville all over it.

Rune is sent to Roseblood in France because of issues she has with her beautiful singing. I won't go into all of that because some of it is confusing and it would be a spoiler.

Roseblood is/was . . . the home of The Phantom of he Opera. The place seems creepy enough without all of that added to it.

Rune makes some enemies <--the mean girls of course and she meets some good friends as well. She also meets a mysterious boy named Thorn. Who is he and why is he not in any classes? Is he even real? Why do the animals on the property have different voices. Who is it Rune sees behind the glass in the school, moving through the walls. Is she going crazy?

There are so many things to this book and I loved it. I can't say enough how creepy and weird I thought it was and that's why I like it. There really are some things I wished I understood but maybe it will sink in or I can read it a few times until it does. lol

There is a history with Rune's family, the phantom and other people and things. Read the book and find out, then tell me what you think so I know for sure. =)



I also felt this was a great stand alone book! But I want more books like this so go and write some more and make sure they have pretty covers! ♥ 




  1. Isn't this the same author that wrote the Splintered series that was the Alice in Wonderland retelling?

    I have this book on audiobook and hope to get to it after Carve the Mark. I have actually never read or seen Phantom of the Opera, so this will be all very new. I am so glad to see you enjoyed it. Thank you for the great review!

    Brittney @ Reviews from a Dreamer

    1. Yes, she did write that series. I have never read anything or watched anything about the Phantom of the Opera either! I thought I was the only one :-) I hope you enjoy the book and thank you :-)

  2. Ohh fantastic review Melissa. I absolutely love A.G. Howard Splintered series and I just know I am going to love this one as well. The cover is indeed gorgeous! Thank you for the great post my friend.