Ghostly footsteps, haunted mirrors, stolen treasures…welcome to the Rosebud Academy.
Up until a few weeks ago, eighteen-year-old Lissa Anderson drank, smoked, and partied hard as she tried to forget the sorrow of her best friend's death. But now that she's seen the error of her ways, she's determined to be the straightest arrow at Rosebud, an elite summer program for classical musicians.
A spooky old dormitory, overprivileged students, and hours at the piano make the program into everything Lissa expected. What she didn't expect is her quickly-budding romance with a cellist, the series of thefts related to scary stories, or the ghost determined to get Lissa's attention. Could Lissa's rebellious past help her unlock the future?
NOTE: June's Blood is the first book in a trilogy, with the second and third books already available for pre-order. The story in this book is complete, but there are unresolved questions to be explored in the second and third books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A good YA story with elements of paranormal, full of music, talent, and drama. Lissa got a scholarship to study at the Rosebud academy during the summer, practicing and polishing her musical skills. Despite her talent, she feels off, like a cheater that does not belong. As it is typical among teenage students, she also lives her fair share of relationship drama, making and losing friends on a daily basis. But her head is wrapped around the mystery going on at the academy - the missing personal items, replaced by vials of blood, straight like from the old haunted stories from the past.. After spending an exhausting day at work, this piece was the fresh air in my mind. Not focusing on anything more serious than guessing the potential culprit, I enjoyed the fast and relatively simple read, recalling my own times at high school and college, and the mess called interpersonal relationships from that time. Although, the lightly spooky tone of this tale gave the book the edge it needed. I would definitely love to see more of the characters, going more in-depth and knowing them better. There are also several open topics left, and my curiosity is piqued for the next development. I read a complimentary copy of this book and voluntarily provide my honest review.
I could hardly put this book down right from the beginning ....and really liked the ending....did not expect it!