*Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are my own.*
Overall: 5/5 Stars
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: Spin The Dawn is a fun, fast paced fantasy. It was pitched to me as Mulan, Project Runway, and a hint of Aladdin, and honestly, that is the best way to describe it.
“Artisans such as you are soldiers in times of war.”
[Related: Interview with Elizabeth Lim, Author of Spin the Dawn]
// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Assault, Alcoholism, Animal Death, War Themes, Murder //
Release Date: 7/9/2019
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Page Count: 387
Spin the Dawn follows Maia, the only daughter of a skilled tailor. When her father is summoned to compete in a competition to become to Imperial Tailor, she disguises herself as a boy and takes his place. However, winning the title of Imperial Tailor is harder than she could imagine, as she must balance her secret, sabotaging competitors, and the impossible task granted to her.
“‘I, too, once journeyed beyond the stars’
‘What did you find?’
His voice turned lethally soft. ‘That it’s just the beginning.'”
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