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The Vermilion Emporium

Pacton, Jamie, 1979-2023
Two teens discover the secrets of a magical curiosity shop in a story of timeless love and deadly consequences. It was a day for finding things... 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 rumours 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.
Main title:
The Vermilion Emporium / Jamie Pacton.
First trade paperback edition.
Atlanta, Georgia : Peachtree Teen, 2023.©2022
409 pages : map ; 21 cm
Interest age level: 14+ years old.
9781682636251 (pbk)9781682636251
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryTeen FictionT PACAvailable
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