Happy Wednesday Everyone!
I want to welcome my new followers to my blog, and want to just tell everyone thank you for following me! Today I decided to do a review on My Phantom: The Memoir of Christine Daae by Anstance Tamplin. I love Phantom of the Opera, and when I found this book told from Christine’s point of view I knew I had to read it!
The description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“My Phantom is the memoir of Christine Daaé, the soprano immortalized in Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera. Christine’s memoir unmasks an enduring legend with the stories of a talented orphan struggling toward stardom and a throwaway boy who conquers opera’s greatest stage. My Phantom chronicles the collaboration of a musical master and his exceptional student who rescue each other from loneliness while striving to reach the pinnacle of their art only to find themselves trapped in a love triangle that destines one to remain forever alone. My Phantom unfolds in the world’s most intriguing opera house in Belle Époque Paris, where Impressionists inspire a freewheeling spirit and opera singers are the first global superstars. Christine and her lovers – the mysterious Phantom and the aristocrat Raoul – personify the élan of glittering era whose artistic ferment shapes their lives forever.”
These book provides the story of The Phantom of the Opera from Christine’s point of view, which I have to say intrigued me. I felt like this book gave me a better understanding of Christine, and what went on within her mind. It also gives you a better understanding of her relationship with both the Phantom and Raoul. I have personally always wanted her to end up with the Phantom, and I feel like this book solidified that for me.
I don’t want to give anything about this book away, but the way Tamplin brings the reader into the Phantom world, it is done in such an amazing way that you don’t lose the essence of the original story. You will be razzled and dazzled with this new take on a classic love story. If you loved The Phantom of the Opera, than you don’t need to let this amazing story pass you by!
Go find your phantom readers!
Image taken from the Goodreads website.