Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday - The Brilliant Death

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a feature hosted by Wishful Endings where people spotlight an upcoming release.

My pick for this week is
The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

Title: The Brilliant Death
Author: Amy Rose Capetta
Pages: 352
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 30th October 2018

Blurb from Goodreads:

 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 Anticipating This Book:

Poison, murders, mafia . . .  what's not to like? :)


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