Echo After Echo: Book summary and reviews of Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta

Echo After Echo

by Amy Rose Capetta

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Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta
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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; or 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 young women, finding each other on a stage set for tragedy.

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"Starred Review. A complex cast of suspicious characters, a relentless undercurrent of fear, sophisticated plot development, and the lyrical language Capetta uses to describe Zara's and Eli's passion for their work and for each other make this an exceptionally compelling read. 14 and up." - Publishers Weekly

"Clichéd but classy, this is a theater tale and murder mystery for passionate readers." - School Library Journal

"With timeless, literary prose, Capetta spins a tale that is haunting indeed. Part love story and part mystery, this eerie offering studded with intriguing, secretive characters is beautiful and strange." - Booklist

"A twisted tale of theater, conspiracy, and romance that, like its protagonist, sometimes struggles with a minor identity crisis." - Kirkus

"Capetta writes with an awareness that is smart and progressive...Echo After Echo is a diverse, confident romance that brings to life the powers of young love in a New York City theater." - ForeWord Reviews

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Amy Rose Capetta

Amy Rose Capetta studied theater at the Stella Adler Studio as a teenager before spending four years in a Shakespeare troupe. Amy Rose Capetta lives in Vermont.

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