Spin the Dawn

KINDLE Spin The Dawn Author Elizabeth Lim Liversite.co.uk 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 Stars.Maia 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 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 Job.Backstabbing 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 Disguise.And Nothing 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 Ren E Ahdieh.Spin the Dawn

Elizabeth Lim grew up on a hearty staple of fairy tales, myths, and songs Her passion for storytelling began around age 10, when she started writing fanfics for Sailor Moon, Sweet Valley, and Star Wars, and posted them online to discover, Wow, people actually read my stuff And that s kinda cool But after one of her teachers told her she had too much voice in her essays, Elizabeth took a bre

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  • Hardcover
  • 387 pages
  • Spin the Dawn
  • Elizabeth Lim
  • English
  • 06 October 2017
  • 9780525646990

10 thoughts on “Spin the Dawn

  1. says:

    Project Runway meets Mulan sounds interesting but I need this book for reasons that have everything to do with the cultivated vanity that s reserving my space in hell..I mean just look at THAT COVER.

  2. says:

    I loved this so much, it went to my favorites list and I have the hardback pre ordered Animation Arthur RedhawkLet me tell you people Do not always go by what a summary says When I read this was a cross between Project Runway and Mulan, I immediately put hitting that pre order button aside I m not into those two descriptions BUT, I saw it on Netgalley and thought I should take a chance I m so glad I did SPIN THE DAWN is nothing like what I was thinking in that part of the description This book was everything for me Let me try to keep this simple without any spoilers Hmmm.okay, Maia is a tailor in her own right, but girls are not allowed to become tailors What I was like, are you for real Anyhoo, her dad was a famous tailor but since Maia s mom died he s not the same and he has become sickly I mean we all get old right So Maia is the one running the shop and doing all of the mending Maia has three brothers but things happen to them so they are not doing any kind of tailoring THEN, one day some dude shows up saying Maia s father has to come to try out to become a Royal Tailor to ...

  3. says:

    I am actually speechless, this book is marvelous, and you need it in your life.

  4. says:

    One word WOW.This book is pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway but it was really so much than that I loved it

  5. says:

    Wow what a ride This book was really fun, and there s so much I loved about it First of all, I have to rave about the world building I loved everything about it deeply woven culture meets beautifully artistic magic Really cool folklore and mythology I m DYING to see some fan art Honestly, this alone made the book worthy of five stars I never wanted to leave the world And the story pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway totally fits The first bit gave me definite Mulan vibes But then the story takes on a TOTALLY new direction In fact, I d say it changes directions several times, and I definitely wasn t complaining below.We start with Maia, who in order to save her sick father and provide for her family, takes her father s place by dressing like a boy to meet the Emperor s summons At the palace, there s a competition to be come the Emperor s tailor but the tailor must impress his fianc first But as the plot progresses, it becomes so much One thing after another, and all the sudden, Maia is thrust on a journey to craft three impossible dresses one made of the sun, another of the moon, and lastly, one made from the blood of stars And don t worry she isn t going on the journey alone Wink wink I did like the characters Maia has the biggest heart and she s tough I especially loved Edan though Some of y...

  6. says:

    4.5 starsHey so uh quick question..who thought they should leave me on my own to figure out that the ending would end like that and HURT like that.Spin the Dawn follows Maia Tamarin, a female seamstress who is struggling to support herself and her father after her brothers went to war When her father is invited to the Emperor s palace to compete for the position of the royal tailor, she takes his place and dresses as a boy.Maia takes on several other magical tailors, meets the alluringly mysterious enchanter, and embarks on a nearly impossible quest to retrieve the laughter of the sun, tears of the moon, and blood of the stars Throughout all this, she must keep her identity a secret and learn how to use the magical scissors her grandfather passed down to her I knew then we were like two pieces of cloth, sewn together for life Our stitches couldn t be undone I wouldn t let them. The most striking thing about Spin the Dawn is how absolutely gorgeous its writing is Even just the laughter of the sun, tears of the moon, and blood of the stars is so beautiful and metaphorical, and the rest of the book is just as stunning This is definitely one of those cases where the writing is just as pretty as the cover As much as I love the writing, I love Maia even She s just such a strong character, in so m...

  7. says:

    I m not gonna lie, I jammed that Add to TBR button the second I saw this cover And then I read Project Runway meets Mulan and I turned into the physical embodiment of the I Have a Mighty Need meme.So, does this live up to the hype For me, hell yeah.This is a sweeping, romantic saga steeped in mystery and lore that went a long way toward rekindling my love for the young adult fantasy genre.The world building in this Chinese inspired land was phenomenal The Project Runway portion of the story is mostly constrained to the grounds of the Emperor s palace, and it s filled with court intrigue set against the backdrop of a vibrant city bursting with life The second half of the book is no less exciting Because it turns into of a quest driven adventure romp full of danger and high thrills out on the open road.Maia is everything I look for in a heroine She s driven, intelligent, talented, brave, and loyal The love interest, Edan, was just as strong for me There s none of that pushy, borderline abusive bullshittery here Their relationship is rock solid Edan, while teasing and mischievous by nature, is always there for Maia From the moment they meet, he lifts her up and supports her He believes in her And she, in turn, is there for him This is what a healthy relationship looks like.More of this in YA, please.This book is also super ...

  8. says:

    Project Runway meets Mulan was accurate indeed Maia Tamarin has a dream of becoming the Imperial Taylor of A landi Growing up in a family of taylor s she definitely has the skill but as a girl it would be improper and all she can do is to make sure she marries well Maia has endured much tragedy due to the war Her father is broken and their family shop is failing, with little options left Maia is almost put in the position of having to take up the proposal from the bakers gross son when a royal messenger comes with a summons from the Emperor A summons for her father who is too sick and grief stricken She poses as her brother and takes the place of her father Maia decides that this is her chance Her chance to prove that she could be a Master Taylor despite her gender, her chance to help support her family At the palace Maia is shocked to discover that she was not the only taylor summoned What ensues is a competition for the Master with the best skill The first half of the book went surprisingly fast The pace was great and there was never a dull moment I didn t expect the co...

  9. says:

    Why yes I did just SCREAM OUT LOUD because I got an ARC of this One of my most anticipated 2019 releases

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