Welcome to the Opera House…
Today I bring you a spoiler-free review of a recent releases Sing Me Forgotten, courtesy of Turn the Pages Tours! This is a gender-bent, Phantom of the Opera retelling with a sprinkle of romance and magic.
Isda (Izzy) is our MC. She is the Phantom, but with a special power…she can view and alter memories of those who sing around her. Confined to shadows of the Opera House, she’s never talked to anyone except Cyril, her substitute father and (frankly) scam artist. That is…until Emeric.
Emeric has the voice of an angel trapped in a janitor’s body. Isda takes an interest in him because of him memories…they’re different than other people’s; they don’t affect her the same way.
But just as Isda has her own secrets to keep, Cyril does too. He wants to use Isda’s gift for something big. Bigger than making opera patrons feel good after the show. Bigger than removing a bad song from memory and replacing it with the perfect aria.
Isda wants to make Cyril happy — he’s the only person who cares for her, even after all this time. But something about this secret mission….
Jessica S. Olson claims New Hampshire as her home, but has somehow found herself in Texas, where she spends most of her time singing praises to the inventor of the air conditioner. When she’s not hiding from the heat, she’s corralling her three wild—but adorable—children, dreaming up stories about kissing and murder and magic, and eating peanut butter by the spoonful straight from the jar. She earned a bachelor’s in English with minors in editing and French, which essentially means she spent all of her university time reading and eating French pastries. Sing Me Forgotten is her debut novel.