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Detroit Lakes Public Library Y PAC (Text) 33500013717426 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 1682634884
  • ISBN: 9781682634882
  • Physical Description: 406 pages : map ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Teen, [2022]

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Summary, etc.: "On the morning Twain, a lonely boy with a knack for danger, discovers a strand of starlight on the cliffs outside of Severon, a mysterious curiosity shop appears in town. Meanwhile, Quinta, the ordinary daughter of an extraordinary circus performer, chases rumors of the shop, The Vermilion Emporium, desperate for a way to live up to her mother's magical legacy. When Quinta meets Twain outside of the Emporium, two things happen: One, Quinta is sure she's infatuated with this starlight boy, who uses his charm to hide his scars. Two, they enter the store and discover a book that teaches them how to weave starlight into lace. Soon, their lace catches the eye of the Casorina, the ruler of Severon. She commissions Quinta and Twain to make her a starlight dress and will reward them handsomely enough to make their dreams come true. However, they can't sew a dress without more material, and the secret to starlight's origins has been lost for decades. As Quinta and Twain search the Emporium for answers, though, they discover the secret might not have actually been lost--but destroyed. And likely, for good reason"--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 October #1
    Pacton's charming but uneven fantasy debut follows two teenage orphans who hope to better their lives by rediscovering their homeland's lost magic. Twain makes a scant living selling valuable razorbill feathers, but he strikes gold when he finds a starlight strand. Once plentiful enough to be woven into magical garments, starlight hasn't been seen for centuries. Meanwhile, Quinta wants to live up to her mother's magical legacy, but her best lead is a business card for an elusive magical shop, the Vermilion Emporium. Together, Twain and Quinta find the mysterious Emporium and discover a book on weaving starlight into lace. As their lacemaking catches the eye of powerful people, they need more starlight—but its origin is more terrible than they imagined. Pacton infuses the emporium with lovely, enticing strangeness, though the wider world building is underdeveloped. Pacton occasionally misses the mark when balancing lighthearted whimsy, which reads with the uncomplicated ease of middle-grade fantasy, with later scenes of violence and suffering. For teens who relish a heavy dose of darkness in their cozies. Grades 8-11. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jamie Pacton is an award-nominated young adult and middle grade author, who writes swoony, funny, magical books across genres. The Vermilion Emporium is her YA fantasy debut. When she’s not writing, she’s teaching college English, obsessively reading obscure history, hiking, baking, or playing video games. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly is her Young Adult debut and her sophomore novel, Lucky Girl, released from Page Street in May 2021.

Subject: Magic Juvenile fiction
Orphans Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Adventure stories
Magic Fiction
Orphans Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Adventure and adventurers Fiction
Love Fiction
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Romance fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.

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