I’ve always found autumn to be the perfect time to explore new places and hidden spaces, and I think Scorpios would agree. Born between October 23rd and November 21st, Scorpios are ruled by their intense and curious nature. Constantly searching for the truth or striving to succeed, they use their secretive natures and complexity to unlock the mysteries no one else would go near. Never count a Scorpio out, just like the loyal and passionate characters in this month’s reading horoscope.
Cammie Morgan is an ideal student. She’s attentive in class, studies hard, and gets along with her fellow boarders at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women. Sure, her classes are Advanced Espionage and Code Breaking and her classmates are future spies, but that hardly matters to the Chameleon (Cammie’s code name.) From a family of spies, Cammie is committed to carrying on the family tradition after graduation and will let nothing get in way of her plans. Nothing — including the cute boy she might have a crush on, or the mystery surrounding her father’s death, or why a covert terrorist group, The Circle, is trying to kill her/recruit her. I’d Tell You I Love But Then I’d Have To Kill You (2009 Popular Paperback for Young Adults) introduces Cammie; her friends Bex, Liz, and Macey; and the incredible world of the Gallagher Academy. The series’s most recently installment, Out of Sight, Out of Mind, was released this summer with the sixth being written by author Ally Carter right now.
Cassel Sharp has dreams he’d rather not. A white cat stalks him and makes him remember things he’d rather not. The cat is also trying to warn him, but Cas always wakes up before he can find out what the warning is. And sometimes he wakes up on the roof of his boarding school, which is also an issue. His sleepwalking threatens to undermine his secret: Cas is a Curse Worker. Curse Workers can, with a touch, bestow luck, memory, or even death upon another person. Even worse, Cas comes from a family of Curse Workers who have no problem using their special gifts to help the mob. Cas wants to leave that life behind as much as he wants to find out the meaning of his dreams and the visits from the white cat. White Cat (2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults) kicks off Holly Black’s Curse Workers trilogy, which wrapped up with Red Glove (2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults) and this summer’s Black Heart.
Take time this fall, Scorpio, to explore these great books and much more.
– Amanda Margis, reading Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt and listening to Cinder by Marissa Meyer