Phantom

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The "Phantom" was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses "Phantom" as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, ...

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Overview

The "Phantom" was a musical phenomenon that Rebecca had always found enchanting. She had no idea that her life was about to mirror the play that was her obsession. When her high school drama club chooses "Phantom" as their annual production, Rebecca finds herself in the middle of an unlikely love triangle and the target of a sadistic stalker who uses the lines from the play as their calling card.

Rebecca lands the lead role of Christine, the opera diva, and like her character, she is torn between her two co-stars-Tom the surfer and basketball star who plays the lovable hero, and Justyn, the strangely appealing Goth who is more than realistic in the role of the tortured artist.

Almost immediately after casting, strange things start to happen both on and off the stage. Curtains fall. Mirrors are shattered. People are hurt in true phantom style. They all seem like accidents until Rebecca receives notes and phone calls that hint at something more sinister. Is Justyn bringing to life the twisted character of the phantom? Or in real life are the roles of the hero and the villain reversed? Rebecca doesn't know who to trust, but she knows she's running out of time as she gets closer and closer to opening night. Only when the mask is stripped away, will the twenty first century phantom finally be revealed.

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http://read-a-holicz.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-must-read-review-giveaway-phantom-by.html - Lisseth Reviewer
Yes there are accidents & murders BUT the creepy & mysterious part is that you really DON'T Know who the killer is. You might think it's one of the guys...Ah, the guys. I LOVED JUSTYN! I mean he was all decked out in goth clothes and believed in Wicca. Which by the way is explained in the book & is not as EVIL as you might think. It really opened my eyes to it and for that I am grateful!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984680092
  • Publisher: Mroczka Media
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 514,531
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    I received a copy of Phantom by Laura DeLuca in exchange for an

    I received a copy of Phantom by Laura DeLuca in exchange for an honest review.  First off  I have to say that I have fallen in love with Laura's books.  I started my journey with her with Destiny and Destiny Unveiled they were absolutely fabulous.  Her flow through her books are seamless and effortless it is so hard to put them down she captures your attention on page 1.  Her covers on the books are spectacular and engaging.  She builds each of her characters in a three dimensional light.  In Phantom she brings the love of a classical book, play, and musical into this century The Phantom Of The Opera.  I have been living under a big rock for so long that I knew what the story was about but have never read or saw it before, she gave me the desire to do just that.  She placed intrigue into her storyline where you don't truly know who the real phantom is until the end and even then you are saying out loud "No Way".  Laura has you routing for Becca and Justyn to get together because they bring such magic to the pages.  I really recommend that you go out and get her books.  Try Destiny and Destiny Unveiled then Phantom.  The next book in the Phantom series is Demon and that is soon coming.  Laura also has Morrigan coming soon and I can't wait.  Thank you Laura for such a intense and amazing reading experience.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2013

    I love this book! It kept me guessing right till the end! Laura

    I love this book! It kept me guessing right till the end! Laura is a fantastic writer! The story is not only a mystery, but a true love story! 
    I would recommend this book highly!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2013

    Rebecca has always loved the story of Phantom of the Opera, so s

    Rebecca has always loved the story of Phantom of the Opera, so she has to try to get a role in the school play. She does not usually do things like that, and as she does something new to her, strange new things start happening all around her as well. And around the two guys trying to get her attention. For someone is playing a true life phantom of the opera..

    I started reading this and felt that I got immediately into the story. Also I had to borrow the movie Phantom of the Opera and watch it. Anyway I really liked this book, but what about it?

    For a long while I liked it for the romance aspects in it and the main characters experiences doing something she had not done before. I liked it all the while, but I really enjoyed the last chapters, about 50 pages or so, of it! Then I started to feel quite excited about the other stuff. I put in thriller as one genre, though I´m not sure if it´s the best to describe the book. But I had to add more than just ya and romance. The last chapters had something quite dreadful in there, but in a good way! And the different kind of male character definitely worked for me. This was one of those books you have to hurry to finish!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2012

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    Although "Phantom" is loosely based on "Phantom o

    Although "Phantom" is loosely based on "Phantom of the Opera," it is a total stand alone, fantastic suspense/mystery novel with a shocking twist at the end. Laura pens her characters believable in this book that you wouldn't be able to put down until your finished. Highly recommended for all mystery lovers. *5 Stars*

    This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Phantom had me hooked from just reading the synopsis. I was com

    Phantom had me hooked from just reading the synopsis. I was completely drawn in by the idea of a modern twist on the story of The Phantom of the Opera.

    Phantom follows Rebecca during her senior year. Throughout her high school life she has stayed in the shadows but when she discovers that the school play for the year will be Phantom of the Opera, she just has to audition. After the play is cast, all hell starts to break loose.

    There are so many unpredictable twists throughout the book. The plot is seriously awesome – I actually couldn’t stop reading.

    The characters are fabulous. Rebecca’s typical high school life before she gets the part in the play is very relatable. She is strong when she needs to be and is a very likable character.

    Justyn, or should I say Lord Justyn, is totally awesome. I adored him and his lifestyle - he isn't your average teenage guy! He is a fascinating character to read about and I can totally understand why Rebecca is so taken by him. The building of the relationship between him and Rebecca is adorable.

    I also liked Tom. He was sweet and I did feel sympathy towards him throughout the story. The three of them made a really entertaining love triangle and there were some funnier moments when Tom and Justyn were both fighting for Rebecca’s affections.

    The ending was spectacular! I couldn’t see it coming from a mile off. It was such a spooky and heart-racing ending to everything.

    Phantom was a great mysterious read and I definitely recommend it to anyone, especially lovers of a good mystery thriller! There are plenty of 'OMG!' moments to keep you entertained until the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2012

    Oh my... wow! I don't know where to start, but first I have to w

    Oh my... wow! I don't know where to start, but first I have to write
    that I Seriously loved this story! It really is set in high school, and
    a lot of seniors play some major parts in the upcoming school production
    of Phantom, including the ever reserved, Rebecca Hope. She has a
    stunning voice though, and two different, and I mean different types of
    guys see that. Now they want her attention, as she is the star; she gets
    to play Christine! The two other guys include Goth dude: 'Lord' Justyn
    and Rebecca's surfer crush for like four years, Tom. This turns out to
    be one interesting love triangle, for reals! :) But of course there are
    thrilling and mysterious events throughout the story that are chilling
    and even threatening because innocent people die, and the finger is
    immediately pointed to an obvious choice, a choice, that Rebecca cannot
    even consider, even though it is made obvious it might be the guy she is
    truly falling for. I just have to say that the ending is so not to be
    missed!! It was just so...unexpected!! And I think you will perhaps be
    shocked as I was when the truth is revealed....the rest, well, all of
    it, you just have to read for yourself, and I think you will love this
    story as there was definitely romance, a whole lot of mystery/chilling
    moments, and lyrics/singing of course! The characters were really
    believable, realistic, and descriptive. In the beginning when the Play
    auditions occur, how everything was described, including Becca's
    uneasiness with performing, even in front of some other classmates, was
    relatable and reminded me a few years ago when I auditioned for a high
    school play. The feelings of nervousness and all those unsettling fears;
    what Rebecca feels was very relatable. The writing was phenomenal; there
    was a good pace, nice flow, everything from light romantic scenes to
    suspenseful ones, it's very absorbing! At times the writing could be so
    intense, the scene so intense, and it makes you read just a little
    faster, turning the page, after page to see what the result is. I indeed
    felt myself do this a few times, especially towards the end. My heart
    was beating just a tad fast and the suspense was written perfectly
    well...just Perfect! DeLuca is a wonderful writer! I found this story
    to be unpredictable at times, which I love, because I do ultimately like
    to be surprised; I like how a story can take fast unpredictable turns,
    it's great! This story will keep you on the edge of your seat at times.
    This is a story that played in my head, like a film, and this would be
    such a cool one to actually see on the big screen, just saying! Also,
    the different musical lyrics were well picked and just beautiful and
    just imagining whom is signing it, is even better :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2012

    I have never read The Phantom Of The Opera, many of my fr


    I have never read The Phantom Of The Opera, many of my friends said it was good, but I never gave it the chance. After reading this book, I am definitely going to read The Phantom of The Opera. I cannot begin to describe this book, it's a mix between horribly beautiful and magically creative.
    Rebecca's obsession was always the musical "Phantom of The Opera", when her high school chooses the Phantom as their annual production, she jumps at the chance. With her exotic voice, she gets to play the role of the heroine, Christine, who is caught between the darkly seductive Phantom and the rich lord who are both in love with her.
    What Rebecca didn't know is that her life was about to mirror the famous play. She is caught between the two boys, the mysterious, seductive, Gothic Justyn and the All-American jock,Tom. What's more? Someone is turning the scenes from Phantom into reality, and is using verses from the musical to threaten Rebecca. It could have been a joke but people are ending up dead in Phantom style.
    Can Rebecca stop the series of deaths? Can she find out who is threatening her? And who willl che choose: Tom or Justyn? Find out much more when you read this terrifying, ground-breaking read, Phantom...
    I liked this book very much! Laura Deluca took the original idea of the play. She twisted and turned the idea like an elastic band to produce this electrifying version of The Phantom. I have to say that the characters are all very typical, some of them are even one-dimensional. Like, I don't know anything about Rebecca's life outside the school. She doesn't speak about her parents, her house nor anything else outside of the play and the rehearsals and her two love interests.
    The story is unique and the writing style of the author is organized, I liked it! This book is really terrifying and horrible, in a good way. The end is really scary and the phantom will end up being someone you haven't expected AT ALL! Although this book won't make it to my top favorite books, it is still a wonderful addition to my reading list, you better try this or you're missing out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2012

    Phantom, is about a shy teenager girl who auditions for one of h

    Phantom, is about a shy teenager girl who auditions for one of her favorite characters in her favorite play!
    And just like in the play, book, movie, people start disappearing, dying, etc.

    Becca has no idea why or how all of this started, and she's determined not to let it affect her performance. Shy and naive, she is now the center of a competition between two boys she seriously likes. She knows she should go with the safe bet, but there's something that's so alluring with the danger presented by her very own Phantom.

    It's really the play come to live in this book, by Laura DeLuca! Becca is in love with both boys, who are cast the main male roles beside her in the play. Decisions are so difficult, she almost quits. Just when you think things have calmed down, they start right back up again. Becca's mind is reeling trying to understand why these things are happening, when both boys she cares about tell her they have nothing to do with the horrible accidents that have occurred.

    Desperate, her friends even start to turn on her. She has no idea what to do, and now no one to turn too. The opening night of the play isn't too far off, and they still have a killer on the lose, and no leads! How is she supposed to pretend like everything is fine? People she cares about are in danger, and they aren't any closer to stopping the lunatic on the loose.

    Laura is an amazing author who's style of writing keeps you hooked til the very end. And with this book, you will be SHOCKED when the book comes to an end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

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    Teenager Rebecca has always loved the Phantom of the Opera. She

    Teenager Rebecca has always loved the Phantom of the Opera. She loves the book, the musical, the movie, and everything about it. She sings it in the shower. And now, at last, she just might pluck up courage to audition for the high school production.

    In fairy-tale (or operatic) style, Rebecca turns out to be an untrained musical genius. But now she has to deal with the inevitable blend of popularity and envy that ensue around the school. The cool guy she always dreamed of dating asks her out, but the strange new guy, appropriately cast as the phantom, has stolen her heart. Meanwhile, threats and violence abound.

    A classic young-adult tale, this novel has all the expected heart-searching and foolish decisions. A killer is on the loose, but the play must go on, and go on it does while the teenagers’ storyline imitates that of the book. Imagined lyrics are pleasingly musical, Justyn’s pagan faith is nicely low-key. And wise lessons in not jumping to conclusions, about people or situations, are well-told.

    Some odd word choices might distract readers, but the novel has a pleasant teen feel to it, a good message, and a fast-paced twisted plot that keeps the pages turning: Good teen horror, with musical overtones.

    Disclosure: I won a free ecopy and enjoyed the read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Fantastic!!

    Change your point of view.

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  • Posted September 25, 2013

    This was the first book by this author I've had time to read and

    This was the first book by this author I've had time to read and it's one I've been dying to read. I loved it! This story is like Glee meets Goosebumps.
    Our story follows Rebecca Hope as she watches almost helplessly as her favorite musical comes to life around her. Th story is very well thought out and beautifully executed.
    I'm a little surprised thought that with all the reviews I've read for this book, not one person bothered to mention any of the errors sprinkled through the book (ex. poll instead of pole). Granted the errors aren't a major issue and won't impede reading flow, but they are noticeable.
    I wasn't too thrilled with the main character, Rebecca. She never told anyone who could have helped about the death threats she'd been receiving throughout the book. When her rival Wendy accuses her of doing the aweful acts, Becca doesn't even think to defend herself and tell her that she's been getting the same threats. The fact that the people she did tell, her closest friends, didn't really believe her irks me too. It was obvious they didn't since everytime something happened it was deemed a coincident, when they'd all read proof that it wasn't.
    Despite the stories flaws, I really enjoyed it. I'm a huge fan of the almighty murder mystery and this one had m guessing until almost the end. I think this was the longest it ever took me to figure out whodunit!.
    Even with the errors, and the weak main character, I look forward to reading Demon and Hyde.
    I give this book 4 of 5 paws

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  • Posted August 10, 2013

    Intriguing 

    Intriguing 

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  • Posted July 17, 2013

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    Wow!  I am not a YA reader.  I won this book recently in a givea

    Wow!  I am not a YA reader.  I won this book recently in a giveaway and I truly enjoyed it.  Laura DeLuca nailed how teenagers can be so easily swayed by the feelings of their piers.  There's the outcast and the popular kids, all seasoned with suspicious death.  And maybe a part of me liked being reminded when I loved goth guys.  It was nice to hear someone swoon of black eyeliner and wallets on chains other than me.  Will be looking into other books by this author.

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