Waiting on Wednesday: The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

Posted May 23, 2018 by Madalyn || 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking the Spine, and is now hosted by Wishful Endings (as Can’t Wait Wednesday). It’s a feature where we show off one of our most anticipated upcoming book releases. Where we tend to add more books to your never-ending TBR.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose CapettaThe Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on October 30, 2018
Pages: 352
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For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don's daughter, family is fate. All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she secretly turns her family's enemies into music boxes, mirrors, and other decorative objects. After all, everyone in Vinalia knows that stregas--wielders of magic--are figures out of fairytales. Nobody believes they're real.

Then the Capo, the land's new ruler, sends poisoned letters to the heads of the Five Families that have long controlled Vinalia. Four lie dead and Teo's beloved father is gravely ill. To save him, Teo must travel to the capital as a DiSangro son--not merely disguised as a boy, but transformed into one.

Enter Cielo, a strega who can switch back and forth between male and female as effortlessly as turning a page in a book. Teo and Cielo journey together to the capital, and Teo struggles to master her powers and to keep her growing feelings for Cielo locked in her heart. As she falls in love with witty, irascible Cielo, Teo realizes how much of life she's missed by hiding her true nature. But she can't forget her mission, and the closer they get to the palace, the more sinister secrets they uncover about what's really going on in their beloved country--and the more determined Teo becomes to save her family at any cost.

why i’m waiting

After being absolutely enchanted by Amy Rose Capetta’s 2017 release, Echo After Echo, I will pretty much read anything she writes. Plus, Italian-inspired fantasy! With a queer romance (and a genderqueer love interest!)! I feel like Capetta’s writing will lend itself perfectly to a magical story like this one. I’M SO READY.

Are you as excited for The Brilliant Death as I am? What book are you waiting on this week?

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