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Sing Me Forgotten

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Isda does not exist. At least not beyond the opulent walls of the opera house.

Cast into a well at birth for being one of the magical few who can manipulate memories when people sing, she was saved by Cyril, the opera houses owner. Since that day, he has given her sanctuary from the murderous world outside. All he asks in return is that she use her power to keep ticket
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: March 9th 2021 by Inkyard Press
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Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell

Is this...

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA-inspired?????
Nilufer Ozmekik
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is true definition of magic! This is outstanding, powerful, magical and painful because it slowly breaks your heart and makes you deeply root for the characters.

Gender switched Phantom of Opera: a monstrous girl hid behind the shadows, was born with marks on her face, using her powers connected to the enchanting magic of music, extracting memories and she falls for a sunshiny boy, wearing pendant, singing like an angel in the middle corrupt kingdom and growing threat of political
ʙᴇʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。.
2021 seems so far away...

The cover is so gorgeous!
Listen folks, I was never a fan of the Phantom of the Opera, sorry.
That is until I heard the words gender-bent Phantom of the Opera retelling.
Now I am. *.*
Starr ❇✌❇
I received a DRC from Edelweiss
TW: minor self mutilation, kidnapping, addiction

Isda is a gravoir, born with facial disfigurement and the ability to see and manipulate memories when someone is singing. Gravoirs are meant to be killed as soon as they're born, but Isda was saved by Cyril, who raised her and kept her in his opera house. Every show she gives the audience memories of a far more amazing show than they actually saw- but now, with the arrival of a young tenor, that might not even be
Jessica S Olson
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
UPDATE: Sing Me Forgotten is now available for request on NetGalley and Edelweiss!!!


UPDATE: aaaaaaand we have a COVER!!!
The Inkyard team totally went above and beyond with it, and I couldnt be more thrilled with how it turned out!!!

Sing Me Forgotten is officially available for preorder, and we will have ARCs (physical as well as up on NetGalley) very very soon!!!


I think Ive read it enough times to mark it read here on goodreads! Im so excited to
Abbie | ardentlyabbie
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
My heart freaking hurts

*distant weeping*

Kim Chance
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I had to describe how I feel about Sing Me Forgotten, I think this gif says it all:


I was fortunate to have worked with Jessica during PitchWars and from day 1, I absolutely fell in love with this book! I am a HUGE fan of Phantom of the Opera and I was so excited when I got my hands on this gorgeous re-telling! I have read it a few times already, but I cannot wait to read it all over again! Sing Me Forgotten is an emotional, heart-wrenching tale that is guaranteed to make you weep--much like
Jessica Froberg
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have been lucky enough to read this book several times and my jaw is still on the floor. I don't know if I'll ever recover. This book is so beautifully written and atmospheric. Each sentence is like a song that lures you in close and twinges your heartstrings.

The characters are amazing. Isda feels so real and her journey to finding herself and what she wants is heartbreaking and real. The romance *fans myself* is so good and believable as you see why both need each other so badly.

The magical
Adalyn Grace
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Official blurb:

Enchanting, lush, and decadent, Sing Me Forgotten had me absolutely spellbound. Olson's delivered a captivating debut that's sure to please fans of magic, romance, and ambitious heroines. This book had me up well into the night, desperate to know what would happen next.
Lyndall Clipstone
SING ME FORGOTTEN has left me completely spellbound. Olson's prose is completely beautiful, and the cinematic pacing kept me up late reading, desperate to squeeze in just one more chapter. Readers who loved Jude Duarte will adore complex, unflinchingly monstrous Isda, whose heart-wrenching descent into villainy is handled with such sympathy. Her romance with sweet, sunshiney Emeric is the perfect (swoony!) contrast. This lush, romantic story is a masterful, original take on the classic Phantom ...more
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS! *dramatically swings off opera cape* BRAVO!

You had me at "gender bent Phantom of the Opera retelling," and still completely surpassed my expectations. I just... wow. I realize I'm perhaps a little predisposed to love this given my love love love of the Broadway musical (yes, I've read the book too and prefer the musical), but this is a beautifully crafted story with a perfect amount of magic and one that doesn't shy away from glaring character flaws and darkness. The world building is
Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
A gender-bent retelling of Phantom of the Opera with magic?! Plus that gorgeous cover! My teen self is heard with this book. Never requested anything so fast! It's up on Edelweiss and Netgalley to request! It's beautiful
Jul 01, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-releases
July 01, 2020: Anything dark and gothic is amazing to me.
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
~Review to come~
Maria F.
Nov 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*i received an earc so any quotes I use are subject to change*

Every moment of my life, this world has told me Im a nightmare. So let them come for me. I will burn them up until nothing remains but ashes and smoke

Wowowowowowow!! I havent read many Phantom retellings but this one definitely takes the prize! I wouldnt say its an exact retelling but it does have a bunch of phantom of the opera elements that had be SQUEALING.
Imagine this: phantom of the opera, but the phantom is a GIRL and she has
Jul 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
* I received an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

As soon as I heard this was a gender bent Phantom of the Opera retelling and I saw the gorgeous cover, I knew I had to read this one! A stunning debut from Olson, I was completely swept away into this beautiful and magical world. I was drawn immediately to Isda. Shes a gravoir and has been living beneath the opera house, that Cyril, the man who rescued her, owns. She longs so much for human connection, but must live hidden
☀︎El In Oz☀︎
Okay so the cover isnt the prettiest but I still think its really nice!!! ...more
Vee_Bookish // YA Book Blogger
a gender swapped... phantom of the opera.
TABI⁷ (ᕗツ)ᕗ
Jul 08, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss, netgalley
A gender switched retelling of The Phantom of the Opera??

G I M M E plz
Abi (The Knights Who Say Book)
3.5 stars because sometimes youre just in a miserable mood and want to read about a girl whose even more miserable getting absolutely drunk on power and tragedy. Could have been better written but the last quarter was undeniably intense. ...more
Allison Saft
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've been hungry for a fresh spin on monster romances in YA, and Sing Me Forgotten delivered on everything I asked for and more: a monstrous girl with a sunshiney boy. I fell hard for Isda, who struggles throughout the novel with the conflicting desires to be so much better and so much worse than the world believes those with her rare and dangerous magic to be. In less capable hands, she might have been unsympathetic, but because of Olson's lovely prose, Isda's spellbinding and compelling ...more
J. Elle
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This writers talent knows no bounds. Her prose, her magic, the worldbuilding. A masterpiece!
Sing Me Forgotten was enchanting, heartbreaking, bewitching, and utterly captivating. I physically could not put this book down, every minute of it had me begging for more. I absolutely loved this book!

This book follows Isda, hidden away within an opera house, cruelly disfigured and tasked with changing the memories of its patrons. After a lifetime hidden away, a young tenor catches her attention, and shows her there is more to life than living in a crypt. Although her face is a death sentence,
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

"He has ignited me."

Olson does a fantastic job of retelling Phantom of the Opera in a new world. The general plot is similar to the original story, but the details have changed to create a new world. I think this can be difficult because sometimes people take it too far one way or the other. I found the romance in this book aligned with the original story,
Ava Reid
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to get to read an early copy of this beautiful book! SING ME FORGOTTEN is a dramatic, sorrowful, romantic retelling of PHANTOM that absolutely lives up to its source material. I fell in love with Isda at once - Olson so insightfully depicts a character who has lived a life of deep suffering, for whom hope and despair are irrevocably intertwined. Isda is at once desperate for human connection and chafing from society's obvious rejection of her; railing against the unfairness of ...more
Samantha Hastings
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A soaring and lyrical gender-swapped retelling of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with a fantasy element that will bring down the house.

Isda is a gravoir, a magical being so powerful that they are killed at birth by the kingdom (They are recognized by their different faces). She was saved from a well by Cyril, the owner of the opera house. She helps him by making the audience forget mistakes and only remember positive things. But when Cyril wants her to use her powers to make an official go mad, she
Jul 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Inkyard Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This book put me over the edge in a dark, Gothic way because while I was reading, the book reminded me of a singing Rapunzel and how her owner (Cyril) kept Isda on lockdown to keep her power a secret but use her power discretely to boost ticket sales. Then, here comes singer Emeric and his angelic voice that draws Isda's attraction and now
Jul 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved every single thing about this story. The beautiful writing gave it a truly gothic feeling which the setting added to with great effect. It was easy to picture the opera house and the catacombs beneath. The magic system was utterly fascinating and gave such depth to the murky area of what it meant to be a gravoir or fendoir and why Isda was hidden away to begin with.

Isda was brilliant and refreshing. I loved the complexity of her character and the realness with how she interacted with
Mary Seaman
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ya
ARC provided by Edelweiss:

Ill just be over here slowly putting my heart back together. This will pull on your heart strings and shed some tears.

A gender swapped retelling of Phantom of the Opera with some political angst thrown in too. Isda is a graviour, someone born with markings on their face and ability to alter peoples memories when they sing. They are killed instantly if found in Channe, a corrupt kingdom with French qualities where memories are currency. Emeric wants to sing for the
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to work with Jessica on SING ME FORGOTTEN in Pitch Wars, which means Ive read and re-read this book countless timesand you know what?its still one of my favorites! Shadow-filled, and heart-wrenching, the French-inspired world in Olsons gender-bent Phantom retelling is magical and emotive on so many levels.

A totally fresh take on Phantom, it reads like a lush and layered villain origin story. And Isda is an enigma all her own. Morally ambiguous, and yet, 100% relatable, I cant
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