A review by daisymayduck
Phantom, by Susan Kay

adventurous emotional mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I picked this up because I love Phantom of the Opera and it did not disappoint!
I found it to be a little slow at times but in general it wasn't too bad. I love the extra depth it gives to Erik's character as we get to see his backstory and all the heartbreak he has experienced. The way we get to see some of the events of the original story from another characters perspective is brilliant too.
Spoiler One little touch that I absolutely adored was how Raoul and Christine's son (or should that be Erik and Christine?) was named Charles- a lovely way of bringing the story full-circle from Erik's father Charles at the beginning.
All in all, a wonderful book :) 

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