Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (23) - RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

RoseBlood by A.G. Howard 
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: January 10th 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:
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.
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 the Phantom of the Opera musical and novel, as well as YA retellings such as Marissa Meyer’s Cinder, will devour RoseBlood.
Why RoseBlood? 

So, for part of #PiqueWeek, a week promoting books from Abrams Books', I'll be talking about one of my favorite upcoming 2017 books, RoseBlood! Confession - I never actually watched Phantom of the Opera, but RoseBlood seems like something up my alley, particularly since I've loved other fairy tale retellings like Marissa Meyer's The Lunar Chronicles series. I'm rather picky about the kind of romance that I read, but angsty passionate romance between star-crossed lovers is always fun. 

Is it just me, or does RoseBlood also make you think of Moulin Rouge? If only I was more a musical person, I'd think of a playlist. 

Be sure to check out Pique Beyond for other upcoming Abrams' titles!

Abrams Books' launched a new YA website called Pique Beyond! Pique is all about going beyond the book. Not only do they highlight exclusive excerpts and quotes from new and upcoming books, but they peel back the cover and show us the behind-the-scenes stuff: how books are made, what the authors were thinking, and how it all comes together. This week, they're highlighting all of their newest titles, and let me tell you, they look amazing. Visit the site today at or follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @piquebeyond!

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