And don't let those beautiful looks fool you, Ms. Maggie is one smart cookie and there is no way I could come close to doing this week and book justice without her. So please join me in welcoming Maggie and helping her to feel right at home here at dee & Dee.
And now that you've met Maggie, may we introduce you to our FAB pick:
Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R. L. LaFevers
Theodosia Throckmorton has her hands full at the Museum of Legends and Antiquities in London. Her father may be head curator, but it is Theo-and only Theo-who is able to see all the black magic and ancient curses that still cling to the artifacts in the museum. When Theo's mother returns from her latest archaeological dig bearing the Heart of Egypt-a legendary amulet belonging to an ancient tomb-Theo learns that it comes inscribed with a curse so black and vile that it threatens to crumble the British Empire from within and start a war too terrible to imagine. Intent on returning the malevolent artifact to its rightful place, Theo devises a daring plan to put things right. But even with the help of her younger brother, a wily street urchin, and the secret society known as the Brotherhood of the Chosen Keepers, it won't be easy . . . she quickly finds herself pursued down dark alleys, across an ocean, through the bustling crowds of Cairo, and straight into the heart of an ancient mystery. Theo will have to call upon everything she's ever learned in order to prevent the rising chaos from destroying her country-and herself!
As you know, this is not a typical FAB pick for us here at dee & Dee but let me explain; I am a reader, and like most avid readers, I started at a young age:
I was barely two when my mom wrote that entry in my baby book, and I've been told that I was reading for myself (and anyone with patience enough) at the age of 3. Reading is such a fundamental part of learning and of life. Reading provides an escape from day to day problems and as children it allows us to travel the world and sharpen our imagination. So children's book have a special place in my heart. Especially children's books as wonderful as this. Theo is going to open up a world for young readers that they never knew existed. They will be excited about reading and love the adventures that Theo takes them on.
So please stay with us this week for fun contests, interviews, and dish on Theo and other R.L. LaFevers books. Grab the kiddos and embark with Maggie and I on a fun filled week of adventure!
To learn more about Theodosia Throckmorton before the dish officially begins, you can explore her website, read her blog, and view her bookshelf, you simply have to click HERE.
Take Care ~ Maggie and Chari-Dee