Echo After Echo

Zip Echo After Echo This is the Aurelia Theater It feels like coming home Echo after Echo is an own voices novel that has such a beautiful f f romance surrounding a Broadway theater crew gett

Zip Echo After Echo “This is the Aurelia Theater. It feels like coming home.”Echo after Echo is an own voices novel, that has such a beautiful f/f romance, surrounding a Broadway theater crew getting ready for opening night, while also trying to solve a murder mystery that may or may not be a curse set on the theater they all love and adore. I devoured this with a smile on my face. I was completely enthralled and immersed by this. I love this story with my entire being. This theater crew has from November 5th to December 29th (opening night) to perfect the play, Echo and Ariston, which is a very reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet. During this time, two murders happen, but everyone knows these things come in threes, so our main character is slowly trying to piece the puzzle together, while also trying to protect herself at all costs. Our main character, Zara, is an eighteen-year-old girl, who has lived and breathed this play from a very young age. After she gets the leading role of Echo, she gives up her senior year of high school to move to New York and take a chance on making her dreams a reality. The other leading role of Ariston is played by Adrian Ward, an already very famous and good-looking male, where this is the first thing Zara has ever been in. So, she is constantly trying to better her acting and the play’s director, Leopold, easily directs her to do whatever he or his visions want from the play. We are also met with a full cast of characters, where you will constantly be guessing who is committing these crimes, and who might be the next victim. Yet, the writing is so beautiful and haunting, you won’t be surprised in the slightest if the Aurelia Theater is just truly cursed.Zara soon meets the assistant lighting designer, Eli, who makes Zara feels things she only thought were possible in the play she has grown up obsessed with. Yet, Leopold made Zara promise to only focus on the play and her opening night, while he also wants the media to believe in a budding romance between her and her costar, Adrian. “But here’s the real truth: time doesn’t work in neat, predictable ways. It doubles over on itself. Finds new ways to hurt you.”And this writing is so atmospheric and is truly a tier above most out there. I mean, I could have probably highlighted this whole entire book. The prose is nothing short of whimsical, even though this is a contemporary thriller. From the actual play being practiced, to the play that is constantly referenced, I am currently dying to see any and all productions of this play. “But the feelings Zara has been chasing since the day she found that ragged paperback of Echo and Ariston are right here, in a girl who made herself out of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light.”And the romance, oh boy, the romance. I was living for every scene with Zara and Eli, even though they are both too pure for this world and need to be protected at all costs. I think the reason I read this book so quickly was because I simply could not get enough of them and their perfect growing love. Zara coming to terms with her sexuality is a big part of this book and it really resonated within me, while also really hitting very close to home and how I felt when I was eighteen and realizing I wasn’t straight. I think the bi representation was amazingly done and made me feel all the feels.“But girls touch each other all the time. Girls have intense friendships that have nothing to do with wanting to tear each other’s clothes off.”And the diversity is also outstanding. Zara is on the page bisexual (be still, my heart) and Jewish. There are wonderful discussions about how she feels living in a world that predominately celebrates Christmas in December, and it was really insightful and heartwarming. Eli is a lesbian, Puerto Rican, and grew up Catholic. Adrian is that typical, everybody loves me, straight, white guy, but he also talks about how he is Dyslexic and suffers from ADHD. Seriously, this is a well written diverse cast that I really loved and appreciated. Trigger Warnings for mention(s) of: eating disorders, rape, and suicide. I loved this. This would be such a perfect fall or winter read. I mean, I could read Broadway murder mysteries about girls loving girls all year round, but I do think this is going to feel ever more perfect for its October 10th release. This story is absolutely beautiful and such a shining light among 2017 publications! I recommend this with my whole heart and hope you pick it up come this fall. “There is always an imperfection in beauty, some flaw or surprise to remind you that it’s real.”Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Elise ❤The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.. Echo After Echo go inside Kindle 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 theater.Zara 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.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 theater.Zara 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.. Amy Rose Capetta studied theater at the Stella Adler Studio as a teenager before spending four years in a Shakespeare troupe Echo After Echo is her first book with Candlewick Press Amy Rose Capetta lives in Michigan.. The best Book Echo After Echo “This is the Aurelia Theater. It feels like coming home.”Echo after Echo is an own voices novel, that has such a beautiful f/f romance, surrounding a Broadway theater crew getting ready for opening night, while also trying to solve a murder mystery that may or may not be a curse set on the theater they all love and adore. I devoured this with a smile on my face. I was completely enthralled and immersed by this. I love this story with my entire being. This theater crew has from November 5th to December 29th (opening night) to perfect the play, Echo and Ariston, which is a very reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet. During this time, two murders happen, but everyone knows these things come in threes, so our main character is slowly trying to piece the puzzle together, while also trying to protect herself at all costs. Our main character, Zara, is an eighteen-year-old girl, who has lived and breathed this play from a very young age. After she gets the leading role of Echo, she gives up her senior year of high school to move to New York and take a chance on making her dreams a reality. The other leading role of Ariston is played by Adrian Ward, an already very famous and good-looking male, where this is the first thing Zara has ever been in. So, she is constantly trying to better her acting and the play’s director, Leopold, easily directs her to do whatever he or his visions want from the play. We are also met with a full cast of characters, where you will constantly be guessing who is committing these crimes, and who might be the next victim. Yet, the writing is so beautiful and haunting, you won’t be surprised in the slightest if the Aurelia Theater is just truly cursed.Zara soon meets the assistant lighting designer, Eli, who makes Zara feels things she only thought were possible in the play she has grown up obsessed with. Yet, Leopold made Zara promise to only focus on the play and her opening night, while he also wants the media to believe in a budding romance between her and her costar, Adrian. “But here’s the real truth: time doesn’t work in neat, predictable ways. It doubles over on itself. Finds new ways to hurt you.”And this writing is so atmospheric and is truly a tier above most out there. I mean, I could have probably highlighted this whole entire book. The prose is nothing short of whimsical, even though this is a contemporary thriller. From the actual play being practiced, to the play that is constantly referenced, I am currently dying to see any and all productions of this play. “But the feelings Zara has been chasing since the day she found that ragged paperback of Echo and Ariston are right here, in a girl who made herself out of tattoos and abrupt laughs and every form of light.”And the romance, oh boy, the romance. I was living for every scene with Zara and Eli, even though they are both too pure for this world and need to be protected at all costs. I think the reason I read this book so quickly was because I simply could not get enough of them and their perfect growing love. Zara coming to terms with her sexuality is a big part of this book and it really resonated within me, while also really hitting very close to home and how I felt when I was eighteen and realizing I wasn’t straight. I think the bi representation was amazingly done and made me feel all the feels.“But girls touch each other all the time. Girls have intense friendships that have nothing to do with wanting to tear each other’s clothes off.”And the diversity is also outstanding. Zara is on the page bisexual (be still, my heart) and Jewish. There are wonderful discussions about how she feels living in a world that predominately celebrates Christmas in December, and it was really insightful and heartwarming. Eli is a lesbian, Puerto Rican, and grew up Catholic. Adrian is that typical, everybody loves me, straight, white guy, but he also talks about how he is Dyslexic and suffers from ADHD. Seriously, this is a well written diverse cast that I really loved and appreciated. Trigger Warnings for mention(s) of: eating disorders, rape, and suicide. I loved this. This would be such a perfect fall or winter read. I mean, I could read Broadway murder mysteries about girls loving girls all year round, but I do think this is going to feel ever more perfect for its October 10th release. This story is absolutely beautiful and such a shining light among 2017 publications! I recommend this with my whole heart and hope you pick it up come this fall. “There is always an imperfection in beauty, some flaw or surprise to remind you that it’s real.”Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch Buddy Read with Elise ❤The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.

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  1. Amy Rose Capetta studied theater at the Stella Adler Studio as a teenager before spending four years in a Shakespeare troupe Echo After Echo is her first book with Candlewick Press Amy Rose Capetta lives in Michigan.

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  1. This is the Aurelia Theater It feels like coming home Echo after Echo is an own voices novel, that has such a beautiful f f romance, surrounding a Broadway theater crew getting ready for opening night, while also trying to solve a murder mystery that may or may not be a curse set on the theater they all love and adore I devoured this with a smile on my face I was completely enthralled and immersed by this I love this story with my entire being This theater crew has from November 5th to December [...]


  2. 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 lif [...]


  3. 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 a [...]


  4. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

    Instagram Twitter Facebook Pinterest I read this for the Yule Bingo Challenge, for the category of Nagini Book with betrayal For info on this challenge, click here An art monster is someone who gives his entire life over to creation 207 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 e [...]


  5. 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 a massive pacing problem, 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 readin [...]


  6. Checkout my full review on my blog omgbooksandbooks.This 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 What do you need from this book Everyone needs this book


  7. 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 Read of my reviews on JenRyland or check out my Bookstagram I received a free advance copy of this book from the publisher for possible review.


  8. Thank you so, so, SO much to NetGalley and Candlewick Press for providing me with a free eARC in exchange for an honest review This was one of my most anticipated books of the ENTIRE year, so obviously as you would think I went in with some fairly high expectations And let me tell you, this one by far did not disappoint Echo After Echo was absolutely INCREDIBLE If I were able to do an interview with the author, Amy Rose Capetta, I think I d literally die.It was a super fast read I read it in two [...]



  9. My Video Review3.5 starsSo much diversity A bisexual female Jewish protagonist, a lesbian Puerto Rican secondary character, and a side character who talks about his experience with ADHD and dyslexia.Unfortunately I found the ending to be abrupt, but other than that I really enjoyed it.



  10. This was just amazing The perfect amount of suspense mystery mixed in with the theatre elements and the romance was just extraordinary Add it to your TBR immediately


  11. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This in no way effects my overall rating of this book.This is shamefully the first book I ve ever read with a f f relationship as the main focus I ve read books with female couples on the side but not as the center focus of the story That s the main reason I decided to read this book since I ve never read it before.The book also follows a young actress trying to make it in the theater world, another topic I haven t re [...]


  12. The romance between Zara, a bisexual who names her identity powerfully, and Eli is really great The setting is engaging and exciting, and I love the whole idea of a teen leaving home early to follow her theater dreams.But the mystery was so weak and felt really shoved in I never got a sense of Leopold beyond a stereotypical skeezy director I think this could have been an awesome romance OR an awesome mystery, but bringing them together just didn t work It was overlong and unfortunately, it under [...]


  13. Wowww this book took me completely by surprise I picked it up for the romance and got invested in the mystery I also just went to a pretty gay women s march this morning, so this was the perfect book for the day It s super timely and much deeper than I expected Characters Zara is such a powerful, precious squishbean And says she s bisexual on the page Eli is hilarious and beautiful, and, and, and, they just broke my heart, y all The side characters are all interesting, too They re all flawed and [...]


  14. See of my reviews on The YA Kitten My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher as a reviewer for YA Books Central.Diversity Rating 3 Closer to RealityRacial Ethnic 3 Eli is Puerto Rican, Zara is culturally Jewish QUILTBAG 5 Eli is a lesbian, Zara is bi, and there are plenty of QUILTBAG side characters Disability 0Intersectionality 3Much like we now own every rainbow in existence, queer people own the world of theater We may not always be visible, but we re definitely there I m always in the aud [...]





  15. This review was originally published on my blog, Books and Big Ideas I received an eARC copy of this from Negalley in exchange for an honest review I excitedly requested Echo After Echo because I d been looking forward to it I ve gotten into theater a lot lately though not quite in an actor way and haven t seen many fictional books about drama kids, which hasn t been helpful since I m currently trying to capture some of that community in my own writing Further, a female female love story featuri [...]


  16. Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of Echo After Echo in exchange for an honest review 3.5 5 stars.Echo After Echo follows an actress named Zara Evans who has just gotten her first big break She is cast as Echo in the Greek tragedy Echo Ariston, a play directed by the well known director Leopold Henneman, and held at the iconic Aurelia Theatre Leopold is demanding to the point of where things are somewhat disturbing, and he often places his actors in uncomfortable scenarios [...]


  17. Zara leaves her home on her senior year of high school to seize a one in a life time opportunity being the lead actress on her favorite play directed by Leopold Henneman himself As soon as she gets there though, things start to go wrong, a man dies, she has to live with someone who clearly wanted her part on the play and she couldn t feel alone That s when she meets Eli, a girl who she pays too much attention to and who insists that the recent accident is the wrong color.Even though it s clear [...]


  18. This story follows bi sexual theater teen Zara Evans as she gets her dream role as Echo at the Aurelia Theater But the theater is full of tragedy and Zara is surrounded by mystery, deaths, and a drastically abusive famous director But there s also love something Zara has never found before but feels growing between her and the snarky young lighting assistant, Eli Eli is a girl of tattoos, light, laughter, and from the first moment she sees Zara on stage she knows she s in trouble This was divers [...]


  19. I kind of DNF d this because I just didn t really care I had such high expectations of this one but I felt kind of bored while listening to it


  20. A copy of this novel was provided by Walker Books Australia for review.The first thing you probably need to know about Echo After Echo is that there are a lot of POVs From the blurb I thought this book was going to be about Zara, and then when Eli s chapters started I was like yeah, okay, that sometimes happens And then when almost everyone in the theatre had at least one POV chapter I was a little overwhelmed Especially since I didn t feel like a lot of them were necessary In a mystery thriller [...]


  21. Ok so I kind of read this in one sitting during a road trip so I m still forming thoughts, but I really liked this I d been looking forward to this for aaages, and thankfully it didn t disappoint Theater stuff obviously written by someone involved in theater Murder mystery in a theater F F romance with EXCELLENT chemistry Also they go on a date to the Strand which is where I bought this, ha Surprisingly timeley stuff about awful men involved in the arts Eli, my fave Chubby, bi, Jewish heroine an [...]


  22. Gorgeous, intricate, evocative Love the characters and the setting Adored the romance at its center You will smell the greasepaint, feel the heat of the lights, see the streets of the city when reading the beautiful writing Loved it.




  23. This book is gorgeously written, guys, and features one of the most believable romances I ve read recently AND it s a queer romance Quick, someone fetch the champagne this needs celebrating Capetta does some great things with quiet steady tension and growing crawling discomfort My conflicting responses to the discomfort AUGH READ FASTER PUSH THROUGH IT GET THIS SCENE OVER WITH and the beautiful writing And now I must reread this sentence slower, for the sixth time, to savor it were fun the resul [...]


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