Spin the Dawn

Spin the Dawn

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 Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping YA fantasy about a young girl who poses as a boy to compete for the role ...

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Title:Spin the Dawn
Author:Elizabeth Lim
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Spin the Dawn
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:387 pages pages

Spin the Dawn Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Feb 22, 2019
    Maia Tamarin loves being a tailor more than her brothers do, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well?tailors cannot be female. But Maia?s brothers are not there to take over when Maia?s father, who is very ill, is summoned to court. Maia?s father was once ...
  • Melanie
    Mar 02, 2018
    This is honestly the best cover I've ever encountered and holy shit the blessings. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch ...
  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Nov 30, 2017
    Unpopular Opinion Coming-in A slow, lackluster attempt at a Mulan retelling. I make the comparison only because, if I remember correctly, that's how this was originally pitched. Here I think we might have another case of it's not you, it's me. Because while the writing itself wa...
  • ♠️ TABI ♠️
    Sep 07, 2018
    'Ask me to spin the finest yarn or thread, and I can do it faster than any man--even with my eyes closed. Yet ask me to tell a lie, and I will stumble and falter to think of one. I have never had a talent for spinning tales.' First off, the above quote is a bit of a liar be...
  • ʙᴇʟʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。.
    Jan 28, 2019
    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review (thank you!). Spin the Dawn is a Chinese mythology inspired YA fantasy. We follow Maia Tamarin, a young girl that wishes to become a Tailor. The problem is, only men can become tailors. Maia ends up disguis...
  • Ashlee » Library In The Country
    Oct 14, 2018
    Why yes I did just SCREAM OUT LOUD because I got an ARC of this. One of my most anticipated 2019 releases! ...
  • Lily ☁️
    May 28, 2019
    I am actually speechless, this book is marvelous, and you need it in your life. ?? Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr |Bloglovin? ...
  • jessica
    Jul 16, 2019
    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 more than that. the story is captivating ...
  • Angelica
    Feb 11, 2019
    Project Runway meets Mulan I'm intrigued. But I also have so many questions. Let's hope this lives up to the hype! ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Feb 17, 2019
    July Owlcrate Box! Click on the link below the pic to see all of the goodies! GOODIES LINK I loved this so much, it went to my favorites list! Animation: Arthur Redhawk Let me tell you people! Do not always go by what a summary says! When I read this was a cross betw...
  • Navessa
    Feb 25, 2019
    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...
  • CW (The Quiet Pond) ✨
    Jun 17, 2019
    My full review is now up on my blog, The Quiet Pond. - I... I'm amazed. This romantic-fantasy blew my expectations out of the water, and this was such a splendid and sweeping read. - Follows Maia, the daughter of a tailor who disguises herself as her brother to compete to beco...
  • Amanda
    Nov 20, 2018
    You can also read my review here:https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... 3.5 Stars Spin the Dawn is one of the summer young adult fantasy ARC?s that I wasn?t that excited about. This book was marketed as a Mulan re-telling and also compared to Project Runway, neither of ...
  • Anissa
    Jan 21, 2019
    One word: WOW. This book is pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway but it was really so much more than that. I loved it! ...
  • Katie.dorny
    Mar 28, 2019
    Honestly how did I get my hands on this book?? I adored this, honestly there was nothing I didn?t love about the book. I need the sequel immediately. Here we meet Maia, a talented seamstress who takes the opportunity of a lifetime. Disguising herself as a boy, the whole story unfold...
  • Candace Robinson
    Jan 08, 2019
    The cover to this has to be one of my top 5 so far this year! It?s seriously gorgeous! So I did like this one but I wasn?t in love with it as much as I wanted to be. I think I wanted more from the characters? I?m not really even a hundred percent on that! What I seriously loved w...
  • Nick
    Mar 09, 2019
    this cover is everything ...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Nov 19, 2018
    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. ...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Apr 22, 2019
    The first half of Spin the Dawn is Disney's Mulan with war taking place at sewing stations as opposed to a battlefield. Maia Tamarin is in competition with eleven talented tailors for an honored position in the Summer Palace. This portion of the book is intriguing and imaginative with ...
  • Acqua
    Aug 30, 2018
    If you think that Spin the Dawn's cover is beautiful, I can now tell you that its inside is even better, and that this book is worth reading just for the descriptions and atmosphere, if you care about that sort of thing. I certainly do. One of the first things I noticed while readi...
  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    Apr 20, 2018
    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...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 11, 2018
    ...this does not sound like Project Runway ...
  • ✩ Ashley ✩
    Nov 19, 2018
    I can?t believe it!!! I?ve been approved (for the first time) for a NetGalley request?!!?!?!!!? My heart can?t handle all this excitement! ? ...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    Nov 22, 2018
    ?Sendo used to tell me fairy tales. How he?d love mine if he were still alive: the tale of a girl who?d sewn the sun, the moon, and the stars into three dresses.? SPIN THE DAWN starts off incredibly strong. I loved the framing of the narrative - starting with the ending an...
  • Azrah
    Apr 23, 2019
    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 ha...
  • may ➹
    Nov 29, 2017
    4.5 stars Hey 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...
  • Tucker
    Jun 29, 2019
    Author: *Writes a Mulan retelling with Disney* Author years later: *Writes a YA and compares it to Mulan* Me: hmm, why do i smell a lawsuit | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest | Reddit | ...
  • Lucy
    Jul 16, 2019
    4.5**** I knew then that we were like two pieces of cloth, sewn together for life. Our stitches couldn't be undone. I wouldn't let them. This was just brimming with enchantment and folklore. We are introduced to Maia Tamarin as a seamstress, working in her father's shop. Her fat...
  • Sh3lly (GrumpyBookGrrrl.com)
    Jan 18, 2019
    Review also found at: https://grumpybookgrrrl.com/2019/06/2... Release Date: July 9th 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. Gorgeous cover alert! Maia Tamarin just wants to be a tailor, but she lives in a world where females are unequal to males, and the career is ...
  • Clemlucian (🏳️‍🌈the villain's quest)
    Jul 15, 2019
    2 Angry cunt stars. (Yes, cunt Clem is back and I'm about to burn the house down.) Instagram | blog and 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 yours...