Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite classic horror-romance stories and i loved it even more when i saw the London production in San Francisco. of course, the movie adaptation was excellent as well.
having mentioned the above, i commend author Lesa Howard for doing an excellent job in shying away from and/or focusing so much on Leroux's masterpiece. the essentials were there but she made Phantom's Dance truly her own. instead of musical ingenues and divas, she turned to the world of ballet for her novel.
although it started out slow and easy, the story soon sped up with a few twists and surprises that even i did not consider.
this had been another great read that i would gladly add to my Phantom-related literature.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)