Saturday, September 28, 2013

REVIEW: Phantom (Dark Musicals #1) by Laura DeLuca

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The “Phantom” was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses “Phantom” as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars—Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn’t know who to trust, but she knows she’s running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed.
First, let me say that I have never read nor seen phantom of the opera… I just… wasn't really all that interested in it. This book was so filled with mystery and so many twists and turns that I felt myself When Rebecca got the chance to play Christine in her favorite musical Phantom Of The Opera, she had no idea that her life was about to become a carbon copy of the musical. I loved how Laura DeLuca took this musical and changed it and still kept the original general feel… I would have liked a bit more character development but that is pretty much the only real issue I had with this book.
I look forward to reading Demon very soon!!

I give this book 5 of 5 shields!

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