Books

Signed copies of my books are always available from my awesome indie, Bear Pond Books

 

Without further ado…

 

ONCE & FUTURE DUOLOGY

 

 

 

“When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.

No pressure.”

 

Praise for Once & Future:

 

Including FOUR starred reviews!

 

All hail this worthier-than-ever, fresh, and affirming reincarnation of the legendary king and her round table of knights which dazzles with heroic flair, humor, and suspense. -Kirkus, Starred Review

 

A marvelous mythology remix for teens who enjoy action-packed speculative fiction” -Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

 

This epic space adventure is a must-have. -SLJ, starred review

 

****SWORD IN THE STARS IS COMING APRIL 7, 2020!****

 

 

THE BRILLIANT DEATH and THE STORM OF LIFE

 

The Strega Series has received a gorgeously queer glow-up from brilliant artist Leilani Bustamante!

 

 

For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate.

All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she secretly turns her family’s enemies into music boxes, mirrors, and other decorative objects. After all, everyone in Vinalia knows that stregas—wielders of magic—are figures out of fairytales. Nobody believes they’re real.

Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to the heads of the Five Families that have long controlled Vinalia. Four lie dead and Teo’s beloved father is gravely ill. To save him, Teo must travel to the capital as a DiSangro son—not merely disguised as a boy, but transformed into one.

Enter Cielo, a strega who can switch outer form as effortlessly as turning a page in a book…”

 

Raves for The Brilliant Death:

A delicious and magical intrigue too tempting not to devour. —Kirkus, starred review

A highly original magic system and a protagonist who is as ruthless as she is fiery make for a fast-paced adventure. —SLJ, starred review

This first in a duology is a luminously imagined, Italian-inspired fantasy that thoughtfully speaks to ideas of gender perception and identity. A rich world, with much left to be explored in the next volume. – Booklist


One of the most artful, gorgeous, romantic books in the LGBTQIAP YA canon. – B&N Teen Blog

 

A unique mashup of fantasy, historical fiction, and queer romance… the kind of book you won’t be able to stop talking about. – Bustle

 

affirms nonbinary gender identities and revels in gender-nonconforming characters. The magic is playful and baroque, gleefully resisting categorization: power with a mind of its own.  -Locus

 

a fast-paced joyride of a novel, containing magic, intrigue, and a genderfluid love story in the midst of high-stakes secrets and courtly lies. -Lambda

 

A Junior Library Guild Selection

A Kirkus Best YA Book of 2018

A Locus Reading List Selection

 

You can read the first two chapters on Bustle!

 

 

 

 

THE LOST COAST 

 

Danny didn’t know what she was looking for when she and her mother spread out a map and Danny put her finger down on Tempest, California. What she finds are the Grays: a group of friends who throw around words like queer and witch like they’re ordinary and everyday, when they feel like an earthquake to Danny. But Danny didn’t just find the Grays. They cast a spell that pulled her halfway across the country, because she has something they need. She’s the only one who can bring back Imogen, the most powerful of the Grays, missing since the summer night she wandered into the woods alone.

 

But before she can find Imogen, Danny finds a dead boy with a redwood branch through his heart. Something is very wrong amidst the trees and fog of the Lost Coast, and whatever it is, it can kill.

 

 

 

 

ECHO AFTER ECHO

Gorgeous cover by Matt Roeser

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.

 

Praise for Echo After Echo:

Capetta seamlessly weaves a murder mystery and stirring love story…an exceptionally compelling read. PW, starred review

 

An incredible work. Capetta writes with an awareness that is smart and progressive. A diverse, confident romance that brings to life the powers of young love in a New York City theater. Foreword, starred review

 

With timeless, literary prose, Capetta spins a tale that is haunting indeed. Booklist

 

This is a theater tale and murder mystery for passionate readers. SLJ

 

A mesmerizing performance on the page. Truly incandescent and unforgettable. Nova Ren Suma, #1 NYT Bestselling author of The Walls Around Us

 

Reading Echo After Echo feels like stepping into a magnificent theater. A timeless and spellbinding story. Marieke Nijkamp, #1 NYT Bestselling author of This is Where it Ends

 

ENTANGLED and UNMADE

 

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NEWCOVER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seventeen-year-old Cade is a fierce survivor, solo in the universe with her cherry-red guitar. Or so she thought. Her world shakes apart when a hologram tells her she was created in a lab in the year 3112, then entangled at a subatomic level with a boy named Xan.

Cade’s quest to locate Xan joins her with an array of outlaws—her first friends—on a galaxy-spanning adventure. And once Cade discovers the wild joy of real connection, there’s no turning back.