The Phantom Diaries

The Phantom Diaries

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by Kailin Gow
     
 

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What happens to the Phantom after the tragedy at the Paris Opera House is the basis for this fantastic tale of The Phantom Diaries, loosely based on Gaston Leroux's classic, The Phantom of the Opera, but with a new tale and a modern twist. This new series for older teens and young adults is told through the eyes of 18 year-old Annette Binoche, who lands a job at the… See more details below

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What happens to the Phantom after the tragedy at the Paris Opera House is the basis for this fantastic tale of The Phantom Diaries, loosely based on Gaston Leroux's classic, The Phantom of the Opera, but with a new tale and a modern twist. This new series for older teens and young adults is told through the eyes of 18 year-old Annette Binoche, who lands a job at the New York Metropolitan Opera House as a seamstress' assistant only to become the lead singer of the Opera House, with the help of the mysterious, yet highly-seductive Phantom.

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EXCERPT FROM THE PHANTOM DIARIES

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Cafe of Dreams - April Pohren
Complete with romantic twists, turns and entanglements, The Phantom Diaries takes the reader on an adventure of the paranormal, the search for dreams and righting the wrongs of the past. Kailin Gow�s writing style is phenomenal and will leave the reader at the edge of their seat. As I was nearing the end of the story, I was so entranced, that the pages flew and time ceased to exist. Once I read the final words, I was ready to scream, for want of more. Highly recommend to those looking for
Write for Reader Blog - Shelly Reviews
Kailin Gow delivers an intriguing, mysterious, first in a series story that left me wanting more each time I stopped reading. Waiting for the next one will be trying. This book is dramatic and if you are looking for paranormal, mixed with romance and suspense, then this is the book for you!
Kristen Haskins Blog - Kristen Ceci
I love how Kailin dove right into the story. Kailin has an amazing writing style. The story was captivating and enticing and I cannot wait to read book 2. This is a great YA and I highly recommend this to anyone who knows the classic tale of The Phantom of The Opera and even if you don't you should seriously pick up this book! It's a great story with great Characters!
From the Shadows - E.J. Stevens
The Phantom Diaries is a fast paced romantic adventure filled with passionate characters and a haunting tale of love, betrayal, and obsession. A tragic legend, and an unearthed tale of black magic and revenge lend a chilling backdrop to this story of heat and passion.
Scarlett Moon - Scarlett Reviews
Even if you haven't heard of Phantom of the Opera, which Phantom Diaries is loosely based on, read this book! Every page is dripping with heat, and there is no graphic explicit sex so it's truly YA. Gow is a truly talented writer to have turned an old classic into a hot modern YA romance with paranormal teen appeal. The chemistry between Annette and Eric is scorching. You almost forget you're reading YA, but at the same time, it is mature and unique. The members of my book club instantly voted t

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597489126
Publisher:
Sparklesoup LLC
Publication date:
05/31/2010
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
1,195,192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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