Review: Book: The Phantom Diaries- Kailin Gow


Title: The Phantom Diaries

Series: The Phantom Diaries Boxset Books 1-3

Author’s Name: Kailin Gow


Genre: Hauntingly Romantic Fantasy

Page Count: 814 Pages


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How I Got the Book: Purchased

Summary of the Book:

The Phantom Diaries

Dark Memories

Immortal Darkness
A romantic, edgy, modern day , fantastical re-telling of a horror classic.

The Phantom Diaries Series by award-winning international bestselling author Kailin Gow

EXCERPT With Permission:

Dear Diary,

Most of the night was spent dreaming of this Phantom. I would never admit it to anyone, but I believe I m enamored with this legendary figure. The strange goings-on at the Opera House are eerie, but I m always eager to go back.

My name is Annette Binoche. I am 18 years old, straight out of school and the new seamstress assistant at the New York Metropolitan Opera House. I am lucky to find this job. But not in a million years can I imagine I would become the lead singer in the new opera and become drawn into a dangerous life-and-death plot of some crazed phantom whose wrath spanned centuries across two continents.

The tragic incidence at the Paris Opera House where the Phantom had haunted has been over a hundred years ago. Yet, everyone claims this is the same phantom who now terrorize the New York Opera House. I would leave, but I love it here…New York, the Opera, this job, and then there is Eric, who seems a little older than me, but knows the music better than anyone. As my self-appointed vocal coach, he has brought out a side of me I never knew exists. There is something about Eric. He tells me he is not what he seems, a young cast member with intensely blue sapphire eyes and strong wide hands…hands that can be protective or hands that can kill. The problem is …can I resist the phantom’s passion, even if my life depends on it? –Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

My Personal Review: The reason I picked this boxset up is that I loved the original Phantom of the Opera and this gave me that vibe. I love the characters and the setting. Eric and Annette are so interesting together. Annette is just out of school and working as a seamstress assistant. Then as it turn Annette ends up as the lead in a new opera and has a vocal coach by the name of Eric. I think this was a lovely modern update to the classic tale. It was like discovering the story all over again. It made me want to go back and listen to the stage perform of POTO again.

My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars

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