Editor’s Review: The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury

“Do... Do you ever worry what people are saying about you?” I asked. “Do I look like the type that worries about that?” “I’ve come to know you can’t judge an album by its cover.” - Charlie and Micah, The Songs in Our Hearts  Disclaimer: I was the editor of this novel for 48fourteen Publishing. … Continue reading Editor’s Review: The Songs in Our Hearts by Chantal Gadoury

DNF: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

*DNF at 40% RoseBlood by A.G. Howard (Amulet Books, 2017) is a YA urban fantasy novel inspired by Gaston Lereux's classic novel and the opera of the same name, The Phantom of the Opera. I enjoyed the author's debut, the Alice in Wonderland retelling entitled Splintered, even though at times the second through third acts became overwritten. … Continue reading DNF: RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

Book Review: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Lereux

In the book rendition of The Phantom of the Opera, later to be converted into the famous play, there is nothing supernatural about the Phantom. He's really just sort of a weirdo, named Erik, who devised a bunch of special effects and secret passages in the opera house. An odd yet original and imaginative novel for … Continue reading Book Review: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Lereux