Next up we have Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim. This book is filled with magic, love, danger, action, and adventure. In this book, the main character Maia Tamarin works as a seamstress in her father's shop. One day a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, to save her father from illness and embarrassment Maia poses as his son and goes in his place, she takes with her a gift of beautiful old scissors. While at court Maia learns she is one of twelve tailors vying for the job as the imperial tailor. The tailors compete in challenges to test their artistry and skill along the way she unwillingly catches the eye of the royal enchanter, Edan who always seems to see her for who she really is. When the final challenge arrives Maia realizes nothing could prepare her for the tasks ahead to sew three magic gowns for the emperor's reluctant bride-to-be: from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. Maia’s quest will take her to the far reaches of the kingdom and challenge her in ways no one could imagine. Elizabeth Lim weaves a fascinating tale that is sure to take you on a journey you'll never forget.
Our Final novel is Panic by Lauren Oliver. This story may have some pretty quirky characters but it will capture your attention in the first few chapters. In Lauren Oliver's novel, Panic is a game played by the teens of Carp, a dead-end town in the middle of nowhere, during the summer when there was nothing to do. Heather is sick of her life with her drug addict mom and her life that seems to lead nowhere. She never thought she would be playing Panic a dangerous game the seniors of Carp compete in where the stakes are high but the payoff is even higher. With the pot equaling almost $70,000 Heather finds that she has nothing left to lose she’s never stood out and she never thought she was fearless, but when she finds out she has something to fight for she’ll risk it all and discover she’s braver than she ever knew. Meet Doge a loner who’s got a secret and will do anything to reach the end of Panic. When he and Heather team up in Panic things will change for him and he will discover that being lonely might not be all it’s stacked up to be. Panic will change things for Heather and Doge they’ll gain the possibility of love and the knowledge that sometimes the things your most afraid of are the things you need the most. Oliver's story will get your heart racing a bit with some close calls and a few interesting twists and turns but don’t panic she knows what she’s doing and her novel will take you for a ride that you will want to read again and again.
These are only a few of my favorite books that I believe you and your family will enjoy reading over and over. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and I hope you enjoy my book suggestions for your holiday season. Until next time.
--- Meet Ashley Dellinger Maddox: Our newest teen blogger is a Junior at East Lincoln High School, and will be blogging once a month on topics that her peers and herself find interesting. Ashley participates in theater productions at her school, and is a member of the Beta, National Science Honors Society, iGEM, and Battle of the Books clubs at East Lincoln. In her free time, she loves reading novels, hiking with her dogs, painting, twist balloons, and going horseback riding. She is interested in pursuing the career path of a Zoo Veterinarian or an English Teacher. This is her first-time composing journalism pieces that will allow her to experience writing in a challenging new environment.
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