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The thing I keep coming back to about Echo after Echo is the sheer power of the writing Almost everything about this book is awesome, but the writing is stunning It is I will remember this for the rest of my life stunning I genuinely do not remember the last time I read a book written so beautifully I wanted to highlight every other sentence but I didn t want to put it down because it was so fucking engaging I am going to read every single thing Amy Rose Capetta publishes for the rest o The thing I keep coming back to about Echo after Echo is the sheer power of the writing Almost everything about this book is awesome, but the writing is stunning It is I will remember this for the rest of my life stunning I genuinely do not remember the last time I read a book written so beautifully I wanted to highlight every other sentence but I didn t want to put it down because it was so fucking engaging I am going to read every single thing Amy Rose Capetta publishes for the rest of her life You can t stop me LET S BEGIN ANALYZING THIS MASTERPIECE OH MY GOD THE LEADS Zara and Eli are both such well developed and compelling characters Zara is a surprisingly down to earth daydreamer desperately attached to her play Eli is thecynical of the two, with a passion for lighting and a deep love of the theater.Also, quick note about diversity our two leads are a chubby Jewish bi girl who states that she s bi on the fucking page and a Puerto Rican lesbian with short dyed hair Okay, okay, I just loved them both so much and I m so happy about the rep being so good God, the romance Echo wants Ariston so quickly and so completely because she s already fallen in love She s been hollowing out a place inside herself for years and he fits I ve been thinking a lot recently about how to make a fast flowing romance work, and I think this book has given me the solution Up until now, the only instaromance I ve ever truly loved has been that of Laini Taylor s Daughter of Smoke and Bone You know what those books have in common They establish why these two characters could possibly fall so fast Here, we explicitly see the loneliness of the romantic leads, how they both want someone in their lives Instalove isn t bad because it s instant it s bad because it s unbelievable And okay, yes, sometimes instalove is bad because it s forced, but trust me this was not forced LET S TALK ABOUT THAT STATUE SCENE LET S TALK ABOUT THAT LIGHTING SCENE Zara and Eli have so much chemistry There are so many tiny moments where you can feel the heart arresting sensation of first love The writing is just that vivid follow laya forExtremely Gay Art I liked the And Then There Were None esque whodunnit aspect Echo after Echo builds up so many different characters that it s hard to know where to turn for suspects Yet in a strange way, you don t want the culprit to be any of them Not after the buildup There s Roscoe, the eccentric soundboard operator There s Etta, washed up dame, and Carl, her first husband There s Kestrel, Zara s bitter and mysterious roommate There s Meg, the assistant director, and Adrian, the star power male lead And of course, there s the head of the whole show Leopold, our mysterious director I found all these characters super intriguing, and they certainly felt very developed for side characters Art I can feel Capetta s love for the theater world bleeding through the pages, and I am so freaking thankful for it As a theater nerd myself, I ve seldom felt the true joy and feeling of acting and performing conveyed so well I touched on this a bit earlier, but I loved the parallels between the stage show and real life The entire book just felt very meta and interesting due to all its symbolism And thankfully, Capetta didn t feel the need to throw it in your face I ve read several YA books recently that felt the need to explicitly run the reader through every single moment of symbolism, and damn, am I glad this book avoided doing that very thing I felt farrespected by the author as a result I do have to say that the pacing varied This is very much a slow burn novel, and I have to say that I never felt that true desperation to finish I d expected in the latter half It s not necessarily a bad thing it just meansfocus on character building but it s something I wish I could ve known going in VERDICT There s so much I loved about this the character arcs, the atmospheric writing, the theatrical aspects, the romance God, it was just so good I hope all of you get a chance to read this, because it is truly one of the year s gems Blog Goodreads Twitter Youtube Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I read this for the Yule Bingo Challenge, for the category of Nagini Book with betrayal Forinfo on this challenge, click here An art monster is someone who gives his entire life over to creation207 Finally An F F YA romance with substance Zara is a teenage actress who moves to New York when she finds out she s received the role of Echo, in the play Echo and Ariston She s instantly blown away by the glamor of New Yo Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I read this for the Yule Bingo Challenge, for the category of Nagini Book with betrayal Forinfo on this challenge, click here An art monster is someone who gives his entire life over to creation207 Finally An F F YA romance with substance Zara is a teenage actress who moves to New York when she finds out she s received the role of Echo, in the play Echo and Ariston She s instantly blown away by the glamor of New York, the opulent Aurelia Theater, and the experience and sophistication of her coworkers and fellow actors, one of them, her co star, being a famous Hollywood A lister trying to scoregravitas.Hanging over the play, however, is a curse many people working both on and off the stage have died in the Aurelia Theater Zara is unlucky enough to see the lighting director fall to his death during her first week The curse is an open secret among those who work in the theater and yet everyone is curiously reluctant to talk about it As if that weren t creepy enough, the director of the play, Leopold, is super creepy and extremely menacing, with his devotion to his visions approaching something that looks a lot like insanity and abuse.The story is told from multiple POVs, which is normally something I don t like or find too distracting, but it s done fairly seamlessly here, with one melding into the other I was also pleasantly surprised by the large cast of characters, all of them very interesting and unique, even if they re not all likable I loved the mystery aspect, and how each POV was used to hint atit never felt like the author was just trying to bolster the page count by packing the book withpeople each new POV added new information, and I was interested in what they had to say.Lastly, the writing and the love story were just excellent This is what Elliot Wake tried and failed to do with BLACK IRIS Both have lovely passages of writing, but ECHO AFTER ECHO is never bogged down by its prose, and the actual story is never relegated to the background while the metaphors wallow in their own self importance The love story between Eli and Zara was just passionate enough to encapsulate the be all and end all of teenage passion, but not so corny that it had me rolling my eyes in disgust and going, Really Did you read that off a candy heart This is a slow burn romance between two imperfect people who sometimes hurt each other and sometimes make selfish decisions I wanted to smack Zara at one point , but ultimately love conquers all.The only flaw is that sometimes the pacing was a bit too slow, and I d have to set the book aside and go off and do something else I considered marking this book as did not finish for a while but luckily the plot picked up around 207 when the murder mystery becomesfocal in the story line This book is long, 400 pages, and I m not entirely convinced that every word was necessary.Aside from that, I really enjoyed this book I would readfrom this author Thanks to Netgalley the publisher for the review copy3.5 to 4 stars 4.5 5Breathtaking in a heart pounding, utter dread with a side of truly remarkable romance kind of way In other words, a book that was perfectly suited to me. Who would have thought playing the dream role of Echo in Echo and Ariston at the theater under the direction of the famous, creative and respected Leopold Henneman would be so dangerous And yet it is Suddenly, Zara does not feel safe in New York any Who would, after mysterious deaths occur, and no one seems to be of blame Luckily, she has Eli, who works on the production as a lightening assistant.But her relationship with Eli is precarious, too, seeing that she was forbidden from committi Who would have thought playing the dream role of Echo in Echo and Ariston at the theater under the direction of the famous, creative and respected Leopold Henneman would be so dangerous And yet it is Suddenly, Zara does not feel safe in New York any Who would, after mysterious deaths occur, and no one seems to be of blame Luckily, she has Eli, who works on the production as a lightening assistant.But her relationship with Eli is precarious, too, seeing that she was forbidden from committing to anything or anyone other than the play Forbidden love stories are a huge hit or miss for me Like love triangles, another YA trope, they can easily become annoying, especially if they start being overdramatic or if the characters start lying their heads off Like, calm down.But in this case, I often just forgot Zara and Eli weren t supposed to be in a relationship Plus everything is so smooth between them, and very, very lovely When they re together, they forget about the world around them, so it was only when Zara would mention it that I would be reminded of the commitment she made It s a lyrically written story that will surprise the reader continuously The mystery is not the main focus the play and love story are but I still felt interested in uncovering the truththan anything and putting an end to this silly curse I m not one to read books about plays would rather just read one instead but this was different The story itself is a play A play in which the actors choose their own destinies, instead of having them being dictated to them Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin Debuting on the New York stage, Zara is unprepared for Eli, the girl who makes the world glow for Leopold, the director who wants perfection and for death in the theaterZara Evans has come to the Aurelia Theater, home to the visionary director Leopold Henneman, to play her dream role in Echo and Ariston, the Greek tragedy that taught her everything she knows about love When the director asks Zara to promise that she will have no outside commitments, no distractions, it s easy to say yes But it s hard not to be distracted when there s a death at the theater and then another especially when Zara doesn t know if they re accidents, or murder, or a curse that always comes in threes It s hard not to be distracted when assistant lighting director Eli Vasquez, a girl made of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light, looks at Zara It s hard not to fall in love In heart achingly beautiful prose, Amy Rose Capetta has spun a mystery and a love story into an impossible, inevitable whole and cast lantern light on two girls, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy Echo After Echo is a f f murder mystery set in a theater I thought a book with a premise such as this couldn t be boring, but Echo After Echo had pacing problems, and that wasn t even the only thing that went wrong.Even mystery books I didn t love for example, Far From You and Dangerous Girls took me half a day I read 90% of my one true weird love A Line in the Dark in one afternoon Echo After Echo took me almost a week.What I love about mystery books is that the tension keeps me reading e Echo After Echo is a f f murder mystery set in a theater I thought a book with a premise such as this couldn t be boring, but Echo After Echo had pacing problems, and that wasn t even the only thing that went wrong.Even mystery books I didn t love for example, Far From You and Dangerous Girls took me half a day I read 90% of my one true weird love A Line in the Dark in one afternoon Echo After Echo took me almost a week.What I love about mystery books is that the tension keeps me reading even when the characters are as interesting as cardboard cutouts But here The pacing was all over the place, and the tension went with it There are two deaths at the beginning, and then almost nothing happens if not for relationship drama until the very end For most of the book, the main character isn t even trying to investigate what is happening The ending was interesting, but again, after such a long build up, it was definitely too short.The only thing I liked was how this book challenged the idea that we need to support abusive, toxic men just because they make great art Leopold, the director, is a predator, and I liked how the story dealt with him It s one thing to know what he d done, and another to try to get people to believe So many would find a way to ignore it To put it in a little compartment in their minds and say, yes, he was a monster, buthe made such beautiful things.All the other characters were bland and forgettable There s not much to Zara besides her love for the theater and for Eli, who is so flat she s not a character at all She s just there, and their relationship had some cute moments, but nothing.The writing wasn t terrible what I disliked the most was the combination of person and tense third person present is usually a bad idea It tires me quickly and it makes everything feel so distant.If it hadn t been for the f f relationship, this would have been a dnf I always want to give a chance to f f books until the end Even when they have nice, quotable sentences like this one No way was she spending a season with the Italians and their stunning lack of deodorant.Thank you If you re wondering no, it s not contradicted in text, and yes, that characters is kind of insufferable but did you need to have this in your book Like can you not And then the book coded the villainous character as aromantic Great No, I don t think it was intentional, but it would have been so easy not to do it It s so rare to find a book where the main characters are LGBTQ and their love story isn t engulfed in stigma or cultural acceptance For me what makes Echo After Echo so wonderful is that at its core it s a love story that is not contrived, forced or surrounded in stigma The Love StoryPerhaps this will not make sense to some, but I just have to say that for me a bi sexual woman , it is so refreshing to read a story where a woman falls in love with another woman and the basis of that love has It s so rare to find a book where the main characters are LGBTQ and their love story isn t engulfed in stigma or cultural acceptance For me what makes Echo After Echo so wonderful is that at its core it s a love story that is not contrived, forced or surrounded in stigma The Love StoryPerhaps this will not make sense to some, but I just have to say that for me a bi sexual woman , it is so refreshing to read a story where a woman falls in love with another woman and the basis of that love has nothing to do with discovering their sexuality, determining their preference or even circumstance Instead it s just an easy, natural love story Whether it was between two women, two men, or a man and a woman it wouldn t matter It s clear that Amy Rose Capetta has experienced true love and understands that it s not about what type of person you fall in love with but who The actual person and personality of that person, not their sexuality It has so much less to do with gender than most people are likely to understand Capetta takes this knowledge she has and translates it to the reader in a natural and perfect way The TheatreHaving never had the desire to be an actor of any kind I was concerned that Echo After Echo would be too theater y for me In the past I ve read stories where knowing or caring about theatre culture or the culture of whatever niche group is involved have been all encompassing and made the book dull That is definitely not the case here While you may learn a number of things about the theatre including auditioning, lighting, rehearsals, memorization, costuming, etc., the only really important thing to know is that this group of theatre folks is very close to one another, like family I would compare the theatre portion of the book like the ballet in Black Swan, while important it could easily be replaced by any niche, professional group and the core story would not change The MysteryI m not big into reading murder mysteries and certainly that is not why I was interested in Capetta s story However here the murder mystery side of the story, while very relevant to the overall plot arc and our lead gal s character development, is not the focus of the story Whether you determine any part of the mystery out in advance is mostly irrelevant until the last couple chapters As at its core, Echo After Echo is a story of a teen acting on her dream and falling in love where love wasn t looked for and may not be safe to engage in OverallI d easily have give Echo After Echo 5 stars just for it s brilliant love story However I can also say that at no time did I want to put it down, or avoid picking it back up It s a solid read that I think almost anyone can enjoy Because it hits on many different novel genres I believe there is something here for anyone that may want to find it I truly hope that many people pick this up without knowing it s a LGBTQ love story and find themselves suddenly enamoured with Capetta s brilliant story only to realize much later that the love story was between two women and that maybe there was relevance to their lack of noticing Capetta has truly done her community justice by creating a love story that is irrefutable and genuine For this andof my reviews please visit my blog at Epic Reading Please note I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased review. Checkout my full review on my blog book has the perfect elements of mystery, suspense and romance I was afraid that I would not like this book because of the theater like elements but I was so wrong It was actually one of the things I loved most about this book AND there is a f f romance AND one of the characters is bi The writing is lyrical and enchanting Whatdo you need from this book Everyone needs this book Checkout my full review on my blog book has the perfect elements of mystery, suspense and romance I was afraid that I would not like this book because of the theater like elements but I was so wrong It was actually one of the things I loved most about this book AND there is a f f romance AND one of the characters is bi The writing is lyrical and enchanting Whatdo you need from this book Everyone needs this book This book This book this book this book.I swear this book saw into my very soul I mean sure it was a really dark, twisted af murder mystery, but the characters Zara and Eli just,,, This was really different in a good way and I hope I can convince others to try it It s a story about role playing both in relationships and on the stage It s a really sweet f f love story It s also a murder mystery And as I read it I couldn t stop thinking about Harvey Weinstein.Why Check out my blog review here Readof my reviews on JenRyland.com or check out my Bookstagram I received a free advance copy of this book from the publisher for possible review This was really different in a good way and I hope I can convince others to try it It s a story about role playing both in relationships and on the stage It s a really sweet f f love story It s also a murder mystery And as I read it I couldn t stop thinking about Harvey Weinstein.Why Check out my blog review here Readof my reviews on JenRyland.com or check out my Bookstagram I received a free advance copy of this book from the publisher for possible review Echo After Echo


About the Author: Amy Rose Capetta

Amy Rose Capetta, the author of Echo After Echo, holds a master of fine arts in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts She lives in Vermont with her partner, author Cori McCarthy, and their young son.


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