Friday, June 25, 2010

YA Review: The Phantom Diaries by Kailin Gow (book 1)

What I Thought:

Once again I thoroughly enjoyed Kailin's work! The Phantom Diaries is considered YA but I recommend it for older teens because there are a few suggestive areas. I didn't have an issue with it but I'm an adult YA reader. (I know there are a lot of us!)

I love the way the author writes about her characters. She gives you enough to get a feel for them but not to much where you get tired of hearing about them. She always creates real and flawed characters. The only problem I had was that I thought the main character's speech was a little to "refined" for her hometown LOL! (and I can say this because I'm from around the area) Other than that I totally enjoyed ALL the characters.

The storyline is great; being based on hauntings of the Phantom of The Opera in a teenage/contemporary world made for good reading.

Overall, I really enjoyed it and can't wait for book 2!

About The Book:

What happens to the Phantom after the tragedy at the Paris Opera House is the basis for this fantastic tale of The Phantom Diaries, loosely based on Gaston Leroux’s classic, The Phantom of the Opera, but with a new tale and a modern twist. This new series for older teens and young adults is told through the eyes of 18 year-old Annette Binoche, who lands a job at the New York Metropolitan Opera House as a seamstress’ assistant only to become the lead singer of the Opera House, with the help of the mysterious, yet highly-seductive Phantom.

About The Author:

Kailin Gow is the author of over 30 books for all generations, but her specialty is the young adult/teen genre. Her books have been recommended by PBS Kids, the PTA, homeschooling organizations, and on the Best Teens Books list. She is a mentor for young women, has founded 3A for Autism (Actors, Artists, and Authors for Autism), and runs a publishing and production company known as Sparklesoup, a mid-size publisher and production company.
Her latest young adult fiction book is The Phantom Diaries.
You can visit her website at or join her Facebook Author page at:

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