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Summary Spin the Dawn ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ó ❄ [KINDLE] ✽ Spin the Dawn By Elizabeth Lim ➝ – This is a previously published edition of ISBN 9780525646990 An alternative cover edition for this ISBN can be found here Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy aboNg could have prepared her for the final challenge 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 With this impossible task before her she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom seeking the sun the moon and the stars and finding than she ever could have imagined Steeped in Chinese culture sizzling with forbidden romance and shimmering with magic this young adult fantasy is pitch perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas or Renée Ahdie. This was the magical adventure of my dreams and I am a little starstruck right now I meeeean wow It mixed this whimsical fairy tale uality in with one of my favourite ships of 2019 not to mention the ending has left me gasping like a dried out minnow on the floor I JUST I thought it was a standalone and now I need and I do not have help meeeeeepulls self togetherbarely can we talk about the magic firstbecause it was astoundingly and gorgeously done Maia is disguising herself as a boy to win a position as the Imperial Tailor to save her very poor very low on luck family And as the story goes on she's commanded to sew three dresses from the laughter of the sun the tears of the moon and the blood of the stars So like we have some epic amounts of whimsy going on and I LOVED IT It meshed this fairy tale uality tone with just a good ol' epic fantasy adventure cue roadtrips and trails etc Perfect mixture is perfect Plus I confessI get really exhausted reading epic fantasy usually But not this I felt like it had perfect world building BUT still stayed really easy to read and accessible thx from me with only two brain cells to rub togetherI also loved the magic scissors that Maia wields and the hint that because she can use them and others can'tmaybe there's to herI hear it pitched as a Mulan retelling but that's really only because Maia disguises herself as a boy to enter the trials But she's literally sewing lmao And no one sings I'll Make A Man Out Of You so Smh the characters won my heart in an instantI loved Maia She's your loving passionate and forthright Gryffindor type; can't lie loves her family will plunge into danger with 2% planning LOVE MAIA She has a little hot temper streak and I adored that too But oh oh we must also talk about Edan aka the Imperial Enchanter who takes uite a shine to Maia right up I mean he's a magician so he can tell she's not a boy And their banter just goes from little jabs to homey bickering and GAH I LOVE THEM This is my favourite trope Mild enemies to lovers ajfkdlsad And I can't even say how much I cracked up at their arguments Edan is absolutely ridiculous and just like this fluffy sparky ball of magic who doesn't shut up and teases Maia so much she just wants to throttle him But yA KNOWthe chemistry is off the charts 😌Maia is basically yelling that he's arrogant and he's like OH YEAH and then she's like YEAH NOW KISS ME YOU JERK and I stan Paraphrased hush The book is much much better written than my meme'ing ualitiesAnyway 1010 to their relationship ajdfklsad I felt like Edan all dressed in black bound to the Emperor mystical with dark powers is like the inverse of the Darkling If the Darkling was a dorky boy and flirted like a giddy pumpkin the story it toldOk I totally loved the story It held a lot of homey tropes too; so like the trials of the tailors to win their position was fun and stabby Then Part II of the book is like a roadtrip with lots of perils I am less personally fond of fantasy excursions but it didn't feel slow I LOVED the gathering of impossible objects and all the banter there too And did I mention THE ENDING WASN'T FAIR It brought out the feels like nothing else Like don't hold back punches W O WMy only cautious negative and I did read an ARC so I don't know if this changes is there was several anti ueer sentiments; like Maia being horrified at the thought of gay men etc overall; I'm not sure why you are still here and not reading this bookI so SO enjoyed it It was magical and whimsical but also layered with humour and banter and a couple I completely and utterly adore EDAN AND MAIA MY MAGICAL DISASTER LOVERS It captured my imagination and my heart And of course adored the full AsianPOC cast from an #ownvoices author More of this And cannot frikkin' wait for the seuel

Elizabeth Lim Ý 8 review

Tailor of renown to court Maia poses as a boy and takes his place She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered but she'll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin There's just one catch Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the jobBackstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill Maia's task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician Edan whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguiseAnd nothi. Can I sue for false advertisement This book was advertised as Mulan meets Project Runway two things I love So I was pretty sad and yet not all the surprised when this ended in disappointmentAside from the fact that the main character pretends to be a man there isn’t much about this story that resembles that of Mulan And only the first third of the book actually resembles Project Runway So what is this book about Mainly it’s about a tailor and an enchantermagicianJinn going on a pointless adventure in order to find impossible materials to make a magical dress for a spoiled and petty girl determined to not marry an emperorLiterally the entire plot hung on the fact that Princess Sarnai decided she was going to postpone her wedding by making life difficult for everyone and asked Maia to create three impossible dresses made of sunlight moonlight and the blood of starsEven the characters point out the ridiculousness of it several times in the story “I wanted to reach unto my trunk and rip Lady Sarnai’s dresses to shreds They were the cause of everything if I hadn’t gone on this journey to make them none of this would have happened” And then again “Lady Sarnai’s damned dresses They were the reasons everything had gone wrong” Basically if Sarnai had been a little less out to complicate everyone’s lives and asked for a regular dress or like a shirt or a jacket or literally anything else the later 23 of this book would not have happenedMost of the book took place on the road as Maia and Edan our resident “enchanter” and love interest try to find “sunlight so pure it can be spunmoonlight so dense it can be wovenand the blood of stars”That means that the entire book is driven by these two characters and their interactions I wouldn’t have had a problem with this if I had loved these charactersDon’t get me wrong I didn’t dislike these characters I just didn’t particularly care for them or their adventure Maia was too passive Nothing at all like Mulan She didn’t make the story happen Things in the story simply happened to her and she reacted to it As for Edan I don’t really have much to say He was pretty alright I guessSo maybe its because I’ve read too much YA in my 22 years of life Maybe I’m just not impressed as easily as I once was Maybe these characters just weren’t that interesting Who knows The point is I had the same blank expression the entire time I read When they were in danger when they were happy when they were using their magical powers I simply didn’t careThat said I kinda liked the romance of it It felt a little rushed especially since Maia kept pointing out that she knew literally nothing about Edan’s past but it was cute enough Edan was really sweet I’m glad this didn’t go the way most YA tends to and give us an ahole love interest that eventually develops feelings and starts behaving like a decent human That’s kinds how I thought this was going to go in the beginning Thankfully Edan was always a really nice guyIn the end I didn’t dislike this book It was fine I’m certain that many people will like it In fact many people already do according to all the positive Goodreads reviews If you’re one of those people I am glad The book isn’t bad and does have some interesting moments I just personally didn’t care for it I also don’t think I’ll be reading the seuel But also I probably still might

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Spin the DawnThis is a previously published edition of ISBNAn alternative cover edition for this ISBN Spin the ePUB #9734 can be found here Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role of imperial tailor and embarks on an impossible journey to sew three magic dresses from the sun the moon and the starsMaia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land but as a girl the best she can hope for is to marry well When a royal messenger summons her ailing father once a. wow wow wow i am truly blown away by how amazing this story is the book blurb does this a slight disservice by pitching it as a cross between mulan and project runway not because it doesnt have those elements but because this is SO much than that the story is captivating with enthralling writing and charming characters oh my gosh edan is one of the wittiest characters i have read in a while his banter with maia is such a delight to read from start to finish i was entertained with every page but what really impressed me is the blend of cultures the world is an array of different people and traditions and i love how this captures that so well this story richly mixes the folklore of both east asian and middle eastern cultures and creates a vibrant setting perfect for maia and her adventure i love how this didnt just stick to one like most stories do but expanded beyond that it made for uite an enchanting world to readi am so desperate to get my hands on the next book if only i could find my own enchanter to make it happen↠ 5 stars