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The Brilliant Death by [A. R. Capetta]
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Length: 341 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
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Language: English Age Level: 14 - 12
Grade Level: 9 - 12

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Raves for The Brilliant Death

A delicious and magical intrigue too tempting not to devour. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A highly original magic system and a protagonist who is as ruthless as she is fiery make for a fast-paced adventure. --School Library Journal, starred review

"Mario Puzo meets Ursula Le Guin in a gender and genre bending tale as lush as it is vivid, and as daring as it is dangerous. The hype is deserved and the magic is real.--Alex London, bestselling author of Proxy and Black Wings Beating

The Brilliant Death is a mesmerizingly written tale of identity, courage and family, wrapped up in magic that feels both folktale-familiar and enthrallingly innovative.--Alwyn Hamilton, New York Times bestselling author of Rebel of the Sands

Writing so good it will give you goosebumps, and a story that will sweep you into a wild adventure full of old magic, new love, and dark delight.--Alison Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of Eon and Eona

"This first in a duology is a luminously imagined, Italian-inspired fantasy that thoughtfully speaks to ideas of gender perception and identity. A rich world, with much left to be explored in the next volume." - Booklist

"One of the most artful, gorgeous, romantic books in the LGBTQIAP YA canon." - B&N Teen Blog

"A unique mashup of fantasy, historical fiction, and queer romance... the kind of book you won't be able to stop talking about." - Bustle --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Teodora di Sangro is used to hiding her magical ability to transform enemies into music boxes and mirrors. Nobody knows she's a strega-and she aims to keep it that way. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B079KSWPNF
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Viking Books for Young Readers (30 October 2018)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4384 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 341 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0451478444
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 51 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars An Italian, gender fluid fantasy.
Reviewed in the United States on 7 November 2018
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3.0 out of 5 stars Librarian vs. Reader: The Brilliant Death
Reviewed in the United States on 31 October 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars A rich and satisfying read
Reviewed in the United States on 11 March 2019
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun gender bending in a traditional Italian medieval setting
Reviewed in the United States on 13 November 2019
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Kat Enright
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Genderqueer YA Fantasy
Reviewed in the United States on 2 November 2018
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