The Vermilion Emporium (Hardcover)

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The heart-wrenching story of The Radium Girls meets the enchanting world of Howl’s Moving Castle, when two misfits discover the deadly secret to making starlight lace inside of a magical curiosity shop.

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 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.

A powerful and romantic adventure set in a whimsically magical world. Jamie Pacton’s fantasy debut is the story of timeless love and deadly consequences.

About the Author


Jamie Pacton is the author of The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly and Lucky Girl. An author, teacher, mom, and inclusive feminist, Jamie grew up minutes away from the National Storytelling Center in the mountains of East Tennessee. She currently lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband, their two kids, and a dog named Lego.
 
 


Product Details
ISBN: 9781682634882
ISBN-10: 1682634884
Publisher: Peachtree Teen
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 416
Language: English