Phantom is a charming story that anyone who is familiar with the story of the Phantom of the Opera will simply adore. The characters are all very well written and developed and the story blends the two story lines seamlessly together. There is just enough sweet, tender romance to make a heart melt, and more than enough adventure to make a heart race. This is a novel I thoroughly enjoyed reading. And the “who is the Phantom” line of the story will throw a major curveball when the Phantom is revealed. This novel is delightful, charming, and immense fun to read. Fans of Phantom or anyone looking for a sweet romantic adventure will love this book.

Rebecca Hope likes being invisible. She likes being the one no one thinks of, and the one who never gets chosen for anything. She likes her spot in the background. That is, until she tries out for her high school drama club’s version of the Phantom of the Opera. When she lands the cherished role of Christine, it comes as no surprise to anyone but her. And then the two hottest guys in school get the two male leads, so things really get interesting. Tom, the jock, lands the role of Raoul, and Justyn, the Goth, lands the role of Erik, the Phantom, each of whom is uniquely suited to their roles. As the drama on stage takes off, a killer is stalking the kids and trying to make the story of Phantom real. Can Becca figure out who she wants to be with, Justyn or Tom? Can the group figure out who the killer is and stop them before it’s too late? Join the production and see where it takes you.

Book Blurb for Phantom

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. Print Length: 262 pages

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 4.50