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O Death, Where Is Thy Victory?

Machiavellian, magical, gender-fluid characters in an old-world-Italian setting? In the words of poet/philosopher Al Green, HERE I AM, BABY. COME AND TAKE ME.

O Death, Where Is Thy Victory?
"Understanding rustled through me, soft as leaves. It wasn’t quite the same, but I’d often felt I didn’t fit inside the boundaries of the word girl. It reminded me of a country I could happily visit, but the longer I stayed, the more I knew I couldn’t live there all the time. There were moments when I sorely wished to be free of the confines of this body, the expectations it seemed to carry."

BOOK REPORT for The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

Cover Story: The Pen Is Mightier
BFF Charm: Yay!
Swoonworthy Scale: 10
Talky Talk: Ciao, Strega
Bonus Factors: Gender Fluidity, Masquerade, Machiavellian Machinations
Relationship Status: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone. Take Me!

This is one of my favorite reads of 2018, and I think it might be one of yours, too. Head over to Kirkus to find out more!

 

 

Jennie's photo About the Author: Jennie Kendrick lives in San Francisco and has an excessive fondness of historical fiction, spreadsheets, turquoise sparkly things, and bourbon. She is also a literary agent. When she's not reading, writing, or writing about reading, she cooks obsessively, and thrifts for vintage everything.