Saturday, October 13, 2012

Phantom by Laura De Luca Blog Tour Review

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.

I absolutely loved the "old" cover of this book so much that I *had* to share it with you too ;) The "new" cover is the one in the banner ;) 

Now... The story... This young adult mystery is so packed full of suspense and uncanny twists that you'll be left wanting more from the author! Every time I thought I had the bad guy pinned down, the story would take another turn and leave me scratching my head LOL. I love the research/knowledge put forth in this book. It makes the story flow well and come off as very believable :) If you like the Phantom of the Opera, this book is for you ;)

About the Author:
Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart. In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the sole author of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my book on your blog. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. There will be more to come. In Spring 2013 we'll be releasing the second book in the Dark Musicals Trilogy, Demon. This book is inspired by Sweeney Todd. Laura DeLuca