So, the last few books that I have read were a little on the older side. I am happy to report that I finally got to reading something that was published this year! In fact, it was only published in February. The author, Heather Webb, happens to be my current writing instructor. So I couldn’t pass up the chance to check out her latest… you know to make sure she’s legit.
The Phantom’s Apprentice follows the same canon as The Phantom of the Opera if you are familiar with the story. However, I have not seen it in quite some time and could not give you a synopsis, so in my opinion, the book stands alone quite well too. The story follows Christine Daas, from the age of sixteen through her opera career.
I personally love stories that can take a well-known character or story and give a different perspective on it. The Christine in this version is a total bad-ass. In fact, I got so involved in her story that I stayed up until nearly three in the morning just to finish it! I honestly can’t remember doing that since the seventh Harry Potter book dropped.
I don’t want to spoil the story, but I do highly recommend it. Let me know down below if you check it out, I would love to hear your take.
P.S. This is not a for-credit class, so I have no ulterior motives to say I liked this book. 😉