Published by Compass Press.
Available at B&N, Amazon.
The cover of this book had me intrigued from the beginning, as did the back cover blurb. As I got into reading it, I found myself confused, knowing that I was on the right path to figuring out what was going on, but not confident enough to say what I thought. Everything made sense at the end and I was left not knowing exactly how to feel. It's a beautifully, twisted story that walks the fine line between love and madness that was an interesting journey.
I can recommend this book to almost anyone. Because of the subject matter, I would not recommend it for young readers, though it was enjoyable. Be sure to take a look though. Enter to win a copy through Goodreads on Christine's Book Page. (Valid through Nov. 30, 2012)
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All seventeen-year-old composer Ien Montgomery desires is an escape from his family's rigid expectations for his life; someone to inspire his music. When he meets a beautiful violin-prodigy, Kiera McDougal, his life music takes on new life. With her, he imagines a future outside of his parents’ control. That is, until a horrible accident tears them apart.
Sent to die in a sanatorium, Ien’s obsession for Kiera grows unbearable. Tortured by thoughts he can’t escape and the truth of his monstrous disfigurement, he flees, desperate to exact revenge on the people that ruined his life – his parents. But, vengeance is empty. Betrayed by those closest to him, Ien discovers that the price for his happiness may be his sanity.
Set amidst the landscape of New York's Gilded Age, and inspired by Phantom of the Opera, TRANSCEND exposes the fine line between love and madness.