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Roseblood by A.G. Howard


Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Retelling

Pages: 432

Expected Publication January 10th 2017 by Harry N. Abrams

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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.


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The Architect of Song by A.G. Howard

the-architect-of-songGenre: Supernatural, New Adult, Romance, Historical Fiction

Pages: 425

Publishing date: August 15th 2016 by Golden Orb Press

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A lady imprisoned by deafness, an architect imprisoned by his past, and a ghost imprisoned within the petals of a flower – intertwine in this love story that transcends life and death.

For most of her life, nineteen-year-old Juliet Emerline has subsisted – isolated by deafness – making hats in the solitude of her home. Now, she’s at risk to lose her sanctuary to Lord Nicolas Thornton, a twenty-seven-year-old mysterious and eccentric architect with designs on her humble estate. When she secretly witnesses him raging beside a grave, Juliet investigates, finding the name “Hawk” on the headstone and an unusual flower at the base. The moment Juliet touches the petals, a young English nobleman appears in ghostly form, singing a song only her deaf ears can hear. The ghost remembers nothing of his identity or death, other than the one name that haunts his afterlife: Thornton.

To avenge her ghostly companion and save her estate, Juliet pushes aside her fear of society and travels to Lord Thornton’s secluded holiday resort, posing as a hat maker in one of his boutiques. There, she finds herself questioning who to trust: the architect of flesh and bones who can relate to her through romantic gestures, heartfelt notes, and sensual touches … or the specter who serenades her with beautiful songs and ardent words, touching her mind and soul like no other man ever can. As sinister truths behind Lord Thornton’s interest in her estate and his tie to Hawk come to light, Juliet is lured into a web of secrets. But it’s too late for escape, and the tragic love taking seed in her heart will alter her silent world forever.

 


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3 Days, 3 Quotes: Day 2

Thank you, Betty @ Bookish Regards for tagging me. I enjoy partaking in these tags/memes because it gives me a chance to interact with other bloggers and share some insight regarding my personal tastes! 😉

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Post a quote for 3 consecutive days [1 quote for each day]
  • Nominate three new bloggers each day.

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Untamed by A.G. Howard

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A post-Ensnared collection of three stories—available in both print and e-versions.

Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family as they look back at their memories of Wonderland.

In Six Impossible Things, Alyssa recalls the most precious moments of her life after Ensnared, and the role magic plays in preserving the happiness of those she loves. Alyssa’s mother reminisces about her own time in Wonderland and rescuing the man who would become her husband in The Boy in the Web. And Morpheus delves into Jeb’s memories of the events of Splintered in The Moth in the Mirror, available in print for the first time.

This collection expands upon Ensnared‘s epilogue, and includes some deleted scenes to provide a “director’s cut” glimpse into the past and futures of our favorite Splintered characters.


 

Genres: supernatural, fantasy, young adult, romance, retellings

Pages: 288

Series: Book 3.5 of the Splintered series

Published by Amulet Books

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There are multiple stories inside of this book as it’s a compilation of shorts or moments that elaborate on particular important events that perhaps had you wondering “What happened between…”

A.G. Howard has become one of my favorite authors mostly because she created such a vivid world out of Wonderland that was just as quirky as Carroll’s if not more so. I’m a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland and this take on the descendant of Alice Liddell really intrigued me, plus Alyssa Gardner and her childhood friend Morpheus just really hit me.

Really, it hits all the key moments in Alyssa’s life that you had questions about. It was a sad read for me because when I read the last page I thought “this is the end.” I really did enjoy the series and I’m glad I own it because it’ll be one of those that I read over and over, just to have the *clutch to the chest and squee* moment.

It’s terribly girly of me, but it really gave me those moments – especially with Morpheus. The dark, mysterious and questionable solitary fae. You never know until the end just who’s side he is working on… and in this book in the shorts you just sigh and wonder… How did you wonder in the first place?

I give it 3 stars, only because some of the shorts weren’t my favorite. I could have done without them – but it is a good info drop on the world. The ending stories were my favorite and if they were ALL like that it’d be an easy 4.


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