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The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta
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really liked it
bookshelves: non-binary, queer, fiction, fantasy, young-adult

Unique YA fantasy is hard to find, but this is one! The worldbuilding is inspired by pre-unification 19th century Italy. Teodora is a daughter of the mafia Di Sangro family--she's also a strega who turns enemies into inanimate objects. She has to journey to the capital when her father falls magically ill. Along for the ride is Cielo, a genderfluid shape-shifting strega. Thoughtful interrogations of politics, gender identity, and the patriarchy. Fantastic audiobook narration too!
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Reading Progress

October 28, 2018 – Shelved
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: non-binary
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: queer
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
October 28, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult
April 8, 2019 – Started Reading
April 8, 2019 –
22.0% "This is awesome so far!"
April 9, 2019 –
57.0% "This audiobook narration is fabulous!"
April 12, 2019 – Finished Reading

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