[Elizabeth Lim] Å Spin the Dawn [young-adult PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ø 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.
One word WOW.
This book is pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway but it was really so much than that I loved it 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
I am actually speechless, this book is marvelous, and you need it in your life.
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 quality 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 havehelp meeeeee pulls self together barely can we talk about the magic firstbecause it was astoundingly and gorgeously done Maia is disguising herself as a boy to win a position as the Imperial Tailor to save her very poor, very low on luck family And as the story goes on, she s commanded to sew three dresses from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of the stars So like we
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 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 disco 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 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 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 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.