Review: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Title: Spin the Dawn

Series: The Blood of Stars #1

Author: Elizabeth Lim

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 more than she ever could have imagined.

‘Seize the wind’

Maia, a talented tailor, takes the place of her brother to compete for Imperial Tailor for the Emperor….but girls aren’t allowed to compete so she goes as her brother. My heart was in my mouth!

There’s scheming, drama, a lovely world that has been created and of course a little love interest! I was so there for that!

Oh Edan! I fell head over heels for him straight away!

‘Brightest star?
I meant for your tailoring skills then. And now for what you are to me.’

I love him!

In the beginning I had so many questions, guessing as to what could be going on! My head was all over the place thinking what those answers could be! I actually led awake thinking about it one night and that’s so not like me!!!!

This was a great read and now I can’t wait to read book 2 to see how it all pans out!

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