Title: The Redpoint Crux
Author’s Name: Morgan Shamy
Genre: NA Romance
Page Count: 332 Pages
Author or Book Website: Writer | Morgan Shamy YA Author
Link to Amazon purchase page: Amazon.com: The Redpoint Crux: Shamy, Morgan: Books
Link to Goodreads: The Redpoint Crux by Morgan Shamy | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Fans of The Phantom of the Opera and Black Swan will enjoy this thrilling debut.
When Megan Van Helsburg gets kicked off the U.S.A. Climbing Team, she has no choice but to return home and leave her climbing career behind. With no coach, no money, and no prospects, she joins the corps de ballet determined to improve her strength and agility. But the ballet theater is in dire straits. Not only do a series of murders break loose, but the ballerinas are becoming deathly thin and brain-dead. As Megan investigates, she meets Bellamy, a tortured young man who lives beneath the depths of the theater. Megan falls hard and fast for Bellamy, who becomes her mentor, but something is off about him.
It isn’t until the company announces they’re doing Giselle for the fall performance that Megan realizes the parallels between the ghost story and the lives around her. Megan must find a way to not only save her climbing career, but balance her feelings for Bellamy, and stop the murders and dying girls before she, too, is numbered among the dead.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have been a fan of the Phantom of the Opera since I found the book in my grandmother’s library and my aunt got me cassettes with the play on it. I would sing long with the songs. I saw this and was like wow this is a take on the tale I had not heard before. It is about Megan who danced to please her father and when he passed way and left her with her mother who abused her. She runs off to be come a climber. Megan loses her cool and is kicked off the team and told she can’t climb anymore. Her mentor and lover leaves her in a hotel room. Her only choice is to go home and she takes up ballet again. It is not long before she discovers that the company is in dire straights and something is happening to the casts. Then Bellamy lives beneath the opera house. It is a good retelling of the story with a bit of a modern twist. Not one of my favorites but it is okay. I wanted it to have more something. It lacked the suspense that I think that comes with POTO. It did not keep me as engaged to it as I wanted to be.
My Rating of the Book: 3 Stars