Review The Phantom Diaries by Kailin Gow

The Phantom Diaries (The Phantom Diaries, #1)

Goodreads Blurb:
What happens to the Phantom after the tragedy at the Paris Opera House is the basis for this fantastic tale of The Phantom Diaries, loosely based on Gaston Leroux's classic, The Phantom of the Opera, but with a new tale and a modern twist. This new series for older teens and young adults is told through the eyes of 18 year-old Annette Binoche, who lands a job at the New York Metropolitan Opera House as a seamstress' assistant only to become the lead singer of the Opera House, with the help of the mysterious, yet highly-seductive Phantom. 

My thoughts:
Annette Binoche is a young girl who has moved from New Orleans to New York to work as a seamstress for an opera house. She ends up becoming the lead in the opera. She meets Eric this mysterious guy who wants her to succeed in the lead role. She helps her practice and hone her skills. He pushes her beyond the normal vocal coach role.She is also entranced with Chace the first chair violinist from the show. Aaron the owner of the opera house also has a fascination with Annette.  

I loved this book. It was a modern twist to a classic story. Weird things start happening to Annette when she leaves the show to  visit her family. Disasters with the opera and Annette's understudy cause Annette to come back home. But when she comes back to the show the weirdness keeps going. Eric has a secret that has to do with everything that is going on with the opera house. 

This was a great story. I love how Kailin dove right into the story. Kailin has an amazing writing style. The story was captivating and enticing and I cannot wait to read book 2. This is a great YA and I highly recommend this to anyone who knows the classic tale of The Phantom of The Opera and even if you don't you should seriously pick up this book! It's a great story with great Characters!

I give this a 4/5 Hearts! 

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  1. I've had this one on my wishlist forever. I was a bit wary of buying it because so many people destroy the Phantom story when they try to retell it, but I think I'm going to buy it now.

  2. This sounds really great! I've always loved the phantom of the opera story! I'll have to check this one out. Nice review, too!

  3. Sounds like a great read with a twist of Phantom of the Opera. :) Great review and a new book to my eyes. :) Thanks!