Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars, #1)

This is my second book for #owlcrateathon. I am loving this so far because I read another great book! I didn’t know what this was about.. at all. I went in blind and I’m so glad I did. It’s funny, the book I read before this was about a girl pretending to be a boy… and here we are again!

If you think this book is just about a girl wanting to be a tailor, it’s so much more. I was not expecting so much from this book!! Of course, that’s how we start. Maia is basically running her father’s shop but on the down low. Girls/Women can’t be tailors, only men. She’s fierce and strong, do you think that’s going to stop her?

What I didn’t expect in this book was so much magic. It was everywhere and Maia doesn’t even know it! In fact, she doesn’t believe in it, at the start. There’s so much going on in this book that you will never get bored. I just couldn’t put it down because I needed to know what was next! The world building is amazing! It’s a really well written book.

The characters are so amazing. I loved Edan so much! He has so many secrets going on that I have no idea what’s going on with him. Turns out there’s a lot of tragedy and it’s actually something in common with a lot of these characters! They all have so much depth and I really can’t wait to learn more in the second book.

The second half of the book she has to go on a journey to prove herself. She goes with Edan and that’s when the romance really takes over the book. I didn’t mind that much but I felt it did take away from the actual challenges she’s facing. It kind of skims over them a bit and I found that disappointing.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book! It is really cool how the author took something like sewing and made it very magical. This is a fun journey with magic, romance and overcoming trials.

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