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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 tailor of renown to court Maia poses as a boy and takes his place She knows her life. 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 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy Survive by the Team to compete for Angels & Demons (Angels & Demons, the role of imperial Washington! (Wagons West, tailor and embarks on an impossible journey Tennessee! (Wagons West, to sew Celebration! (Wagons West, three magic dresses from Texas! (Wagons West, the sun I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery the moon and Revenge ni Miss Piggy the starsMaia Tamarin dreams of becoming Breakfast Book the greatest The Librarian and the Spy (Librarian and the Spy Escapade tailor in Day of Independence (Bad Men of the West, the land but as a girl A Bookmarked Death (Delhi Laine Mystery the best she can hope for is Card Concepts to marry well When a royal messenger summons her ailing father once a Schadenfreude tailor of renown Emotional Victory to court Maia poses as a boy and Still Life with Woodpecker takes his place She knows her life. wow wow wow i am Bo Knows Bo truly blown away by how amazing Gender and Food this story is Radio Silence the book blurb does Finer Women this a slight disservice by pitching it as a cross between mulan and project runway not because it doesnt have Knitting Sweaters from the Top Down those elements but because Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays this is SO much Crazy Horses Girlfriend than Sisterhood Is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium that Hannah Has Two Mommies the story is captivating with enthralling writing and charming characters oh my gosh edan is one of Child Support the wittiest characters i have read in a while his banter with maia is such a delight 777 the Lost Blood to read from start Know My Name to finish i was entertained with every page but what really impressed me is Abandoned Alice the blend of cultures Map My Heart the world is an array of different people and Scandal traditions and i love how The Fashion Condition this captures Embellish Me that so well The Snakehead this story richly mixes Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color & Light the folklore of both east asian and middle eastern cultures and creates a vibrant setting perfect for maia and her adventure i love how The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, this didnt just stick Truly Wilde to one like most stories do but expanded beyond VEGAN ganz anders that it made for uite an enchanting world Albert Reynolds to readi am so desperate An Infamous Army (Alastair, to get my hands on Score! the next book if only i could find my own enchanter Abela to make it happen 5 stars

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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 nothing could have prepared her for the final ch. Eastern mythology dances with rich fairy tale elements an amazing journey to the sun moon and stars lots of amazing dresses created by a gifted artistic tailor and her magical scissor and please don t forget the heart throbbing forbidden love story How could I not fall in love with this book And the best thing is I got the seuel after my regular weekly four rejections from NetGalley I think I still have some lucky stars shining over me So of course you can imagine I m making my happy dance on the breakfast table and my husband is watching me in shocked expression holding his phone to call somebody put me straitjacket in and take me to some mental spa place that s what he calls the asylum they will refresh my nerves with gentle electroshock massages cute isn t it But I reminded him his Latino dance move after his team won the UEFA championship He suddenly dropped the phone and climbed on the table to join my dance A trip to the memory lane always helps to bring joy to usLet s talk about bookThis book is hooked you from the first page kind of fast pacing exciting riveting reading STORY Maia takes place of his brother by disguising herself in man clothes to compete with the most talented tailors of the empire to change her family s poor fate and show her talents to win her place as emperor s tailor But her competitors are experienced ambitious relentless and playing dirty to take her out of the race They even ruin her shawl she perfectly designed and later one of them attacks her to break her handBut luckily the palace s mysterious and charismatic Enchanter Edan is on her side He gives her important clues to defend herself and win the competition He also heals her broken hand Czzzzzz can you feel the sizzling chemistry I did They waltz between them with insulting words teasing comments widened my Cheshire cat smile uiet delicious enemies to lovers relationship grows on you And interestingly their love story is so much better than several romance books I ve read this yearSo finally our good hearted fair strong stubborn talented tailor Maia achieves to eliminate her competitors But now she has the toughest challenge that nobody succeeded to finish completely Because they could not stay alive to finish them She needs to sew three different dresses from the laughter of the sun tears of the moon and blood of the stars This means her epic fantastic journey begins at this moment But don t worry his enemies friends lovers kind of complicated Enchanter will accompany her through the journeyCHARACTERS Maia is fantastic talented brave easy to relate and love kind of five stared heroine And Edan he could be heavenly fantasy book boyfriend is entertaining witty loyal strong trustworthy hero I loved his way of treating Maia with respect and unconditional loveAnd of course I wholeheartedly loved Maia s family I ached for those brothers too I wished Edan could meet with the rest of the family See This book brought out secret romantic and delicate part of me I loved those couple so much I can be volunteer to help them for their wedding planning They re soooo cuteeeeENDING Oh boy that twist That cliffhanger made me throw all the book towers waiting to be read on my study and immediately start the second book But at least five books on my list to be finished at first DammitYou ll ask if you love the book so much why did you cut one star you cruel heartless bitch Well I think slowing pacing at the journey parts and late angsty emotional twists so many sacrifices about the couple have to face to be together were too much dramatic and melodramatic for my taste At some parts I uestioned myself if I was reading an angsty romance or fantasy book But it s really tolerable because Edan and Maia are so genuine and uniue characters and their love story is so special memorableSo as a summary THIS BOOK THIS JOURNEY THOSE CHARACTERS ARE SPECIAL If you re die hard fans of this genre you shouldn t skip this book I love it Period

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Allenge 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 Ahdieh. 2 Angry cunt stars Yes cunt Clem is back and I m about to burn the house down Instagram rant on youtubeand non gender conforming folks welcome to another episode of How the hell did this get published staring Spin the Dawn and yours truly Please take a seat grab yourself a drink and hold on tight to your grandma s underwearbecause shit is about to get serious SYNOPSIS Some random girl from the north of somewhere I can t for the life of me tell you where likes to sew clothes in her dad s old sewing shop Apparently her dad used to be famous and 20 years later some random dude who we never see again knocks on her doorstep and reuires the father s presence in court to participate in some competition to become the royal tailor But the dad can t go because he s a drunk and the daughter can t go because she s not a man so she disguises herself as her brother and impersonates him in court She wins the competition and becomes the royal tailor Now she ll have to keep the charade of her being a manand she ll be under threat of being executed forever spoilers and severe cringe ahead 1 So we need to talk about this trend of having the main character in Asian fantasy having to crossdress to survive but who never uestions their gender identity because it s so outrageous to even think gender identity can be fluid or not cis I m not saying that I want every crossdresser to be trans I just want the perception of one s gender expression to be discussed in novels This trend is just an example of how unoriginal this book is I ve read 5 fantasy YA like this already in 2019 and I can t for the life of me differentiate them from one another 2 The worldbuilding One wordIt s non existent If my bestfriend hadn t told me that this was an Asian fantasy I wouldn t have known I can t say where this book takes place What kind of government it has What religions are represented or invented How the magic works Who are the gods What kind of creature exists Why are the two sides at war Nope I have literally no clue3 The characters I dead ass caught myself calling Mia by the name Alina for the majority of this book the love interest being the disgusting Mal obvi That goes to show how well developed the characters are Whenever the female character showed a bit of personality she either passed out or needed saving Seriously we re being told that Mia is so strong and smart but all she does is sleep complain and gush over some random hobo4 The romanceJust kidding I have rarely been turned off in my entire life It was as if I was reading the script of the worst Lifetime movie ever made The cringiness of the dialogues broke the levels of the awkwardness of After the movie I had chills during some of the dullest and impersonal romantic dialogues I ve ever read in my life Here are some examples You deserve someone who can be with you That someone isn t me Kissing you was wrong It was a moment of weakness And many that I can t even look at without gagging In other words just because you can write one word after the other doesn t mean that you should write a book Maybe I should start to listen to my own advice


10 thoughts on “Spin the Dawn

  1. says:

    Reread with For Love Of A Book Group earned this badge July Owlcrate Box Click on the link below the pic to see all of the goodiesGOODIES LINKI loved this so much it went to my favorites listAnimation 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 o

  2. 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 hellI mean just look at THAT COVER

  3. says:

    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 t

  4. says:

    Eastern mythology dances with rich fairy tale elements an amazing journey to the sun moon and stars lots of amazing dresses created by a gifted artistic tailor and her magical scissor and please don’t forget the

  5. says:

    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? Mai

  6. says:

    I am actually speechless this book is marvelous and you need it in your life 🌙✨Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Bloglovin’

  7. says:

    35 ★’s Spin the Dawn in one sentence A tailor Mulan through a royal competition alongside treacherous masters a journey through magical perilous lands for an impossible task and a love story that overflows your heartThis retelling is fun sweet rather cloyingly romantic and bursting at the seams with uniue myths and magic carrying a world unprecedented splattered with a delicious dosage of knitting and prettily spark

  8. says:

    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 astoundingl

  9. says:

    2 Angry cunt stars Yes cunt Clem is back and I'm about to burn the house down Instagram | rant on youtubeand non gender conforming folks welcome to another episode of How the hell did this get published? staring Spin the Dawn and yours truly Please take a seat grab yourself a drink and hold on tight to your grandma’s underwearbecause shit is about to get serious SYNOPSIS Some random girl from the north of somewhere I can’t for

  10. says:

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

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