BLOG TOUR: The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta // listicle + book aesthetic

I have a really fun post for y’all today! I’m part of The Brilliant Death blog tour. As you can tell from the title, this post will have a listicle and an aesthetic for the book! This was a book I was anticipating a lot so being able to be a part of this blog tour is a dream come true. It’s an honor for me to share this book with you.


brilliantdeathTitle: The Brilliant Death

Author: Amy Rose Capetta

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQA+

Format: ARC

Page Count: 252

Release Date: October 30, 2018



A lush, Italian-inspired fantasy romance about a Mafia daughter that will sweep you off your feet!

Since childhood, Teodora has harbored a secret: she is a strega, blessed (or cursed) with transformative powers beyond her control. For years, she has used them to make enemies of her powerful Mafia family disappear, turning them into decorative objects. When the Capo, her nation’s ruler, launches an attack on her family that leaves her father in a coma-like state, Teodora must find a way to transform herself into a boy and travel across the mountains to the Capo’s palace to fight for her family. Her fate lies in the hands of Cielo, a shape-shifting strega who wants to help Teodora master her powers. But as Teo and Cielo make their way to the palace, and closer and closer to one another, they both discover that the Capo’s motives are far more sinister than they ever could have imagined . . . and that in a world of shifting alliances where anything and anyone can change, the only constant you can count on is love.

divider_small2This Book Has…

  • gender-fluid main characters
  • men that were transformed into objects
  • family bonds and betrayals
  • going undercover to save family
  • one of the coolest magic systems i’ve ever read
  • mafia families that all control the land
  • perfectly written romance
  • breaking the boundaries of gender roles/meaning
  • captivating story
  • writing that’s beautiful, subtle, and doesn’t take away from the story
  • pretty much anything i could ask for in a fantasy



I actually love how this aesthetic turned out!! I was able to incorporate a lot of stuff from the book and since the cover is a yellow/orange I wanted to do a gold. I think that this aesthetic gives you a feel for what the book is about and some of the elements of that makes the book special.

About The Author:

Amy Rose Capetta c. Cori McCarthy

Amy Rose Capetta has written several novels for young adults and holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from VCFA. She first dreamed of writing about Vinalia when she was younger than Teo. Once upon a time her father’s family lived in Italy, in a small town in the mountainside. Now Amy Rose lives in her very own mountains in Vermont, with her partner and their young son. To learn more, visit

Purchase This Book:

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book Depository


I want to thank Penguin Random House and everyone involved in the blog tour for this amazing book. I absolutely loved reading this story and participating in this tour.

Are you interested in reading this book? Have you heard of it? What is a book you love with a cool magic system? Do you have any LGBTQA+ fantasy rec’s?

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10 thoughts on “BLOG TOUR: The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta // listicle + book aesthetic

  1. Oh that’s such a great aesthetic and I love your bullet points, too – it really makes me want to check out this book. I’ve seen it around, well, the cover only, but never stopped until now to check out what it was about haha. I’m glad I read your post, I’m so curious about the magic system and everything in this story now 😀

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    1. Thank you!! I was nervous about the aesthetic and bullet points because it’s been a while since I made either for a book. Haha I do that a lot – it’s really a wonderful book and I think it stands out from a lot of YA fantasy books out there 🙂

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