REVIEW ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Elizabeth LimThis is good This is better This is soooo sooo much better than the first book My favorite tailor after Coco Chanel is back And she is struggling not to turn into a completely demon to un for any political carriers and keep her gold heart to protect her family and her love of her life Edan So yes at the end of the first book Maia s identity has been evealed her mask already fell down Everybody knows she is not his brother She is she and she is talented But what
they don t know that she s slowly conuered by dark elementsdon t know that she s slowly conuered by dark elements she needs to fight back with those demons and their voices in her head What are the differences of the first book from the first oneOur gold hearted talented brave smart girl Maia grew up instead of using her magic to create amazing dresses she s using her skills to fight at the war zone or against the empowering demon voices which are about to conuer her mind completely She is tougher powerful exhausted sad depressedUnfortunately we don t see much Edan till the second half of the book We caught glimpses him which makes us sing man in the mirror He lost most of his magic and he is a little passive and overshadowed by bravery and strength of Maia but when I ead the ending I got the eason because this book is a uite feminism manifesto with its determined powerful smart focused on mission leader heroines I wasn t a big fan of Lady Sarnai and I wanted to punch her face so many times at the first book but the author thankfully found another way to punish her at the beginning of this one And slowly I started to empathize and surprisingly like her a little bit Epic war scenes were exciting heart throbbing nail biter seat jumper kind of full with so many powerful action scenes so this book s pace is faster We already know all the characters We know there is a big war not only between the emperors but also between the demons Big uestion is will Maia sacrifice herself for the good of her country and her loved ones Because when she is full possessed by the demon there is no eturning back she is going to lose all
HER MEMORIES AND HER HUMANITY BYmemories and her humanity by into a monsterI prayed so many times that she could find her way to get The Worst Weather on Earth: A History of Mount Washington Observatory rid of the curse I cried jumped spilled my drink poured drankead and Nope mouth is zipped againI can only say thank you should get A London Home in the 1890s ready for one of the best written emotionaliveting heart wrenching magical fantasy books of 2020 This is fantastic combination of Eastern folklore and traditional tales and of course fairy tale elementsI m giving all my five moony tears sun kissed epic journey stars Another powerful ending and I cannot wait to The Geology And Landscape Of Santa Barbara County, California, And Its Offshore Islands read of this gifted author may use the words as her palette and create vivid colorfulemarkable portraits And let s give a long applause for this Biopower: Foucault and Beyond remarkable fantastic cover The design is magnificentSo much thanks to NetGalley and Random House s Children to share this fantastic seuel with me in exchange my honesteview And of course Elizabeth Lim thank you so much to present us this memorable exciting surprising magical journeybloginstagramfacebooktwitter Jane Doe and the Cradle of All Worlds rounding up because ELs writing weaves some of the most elegant and colourful tapestries of story i have everead its Is That Even a Country, Sir! really the saving grace of this book i actually got a little emotionaleading *Some Of The Passages Towards The End There Is Just * of the passages towards the end there is just so effortless and beautiful about ELs writing even when the storycontent is actually uite dark and depressing i also love that this is a duology i will praise any story that takes advantage of strengths of a duology good length. Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll She うそつきリリィ 3 [Usotsuki Lily 3] returns to a kingdom on the brink of war The boy she loves is gone and she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor’s brid. Good pacing goodoom for development etc which this doesthat being said if i were to take these things away would i have loved this as much as spin the dawn no probably not it would definitely be closer to a 35 4 star The Prince rating the things i loved about the first book are missing from this as the focus of the story has changed there is no competition there is no adventure there is no edan and maia this seuel focuses on war and magic which is fine it makes sense that the story goes in this direction i just prefer the content of the first book overall this conclusion is satisfying enough for me that i dont have anyeal complaints would i A Bold Carnivore: An Alphabet of Predators reread this not the entire book no but there are so many sentences and paragraphs i marked that i will forever go back to 45 stars see myeview of book 1 Spin the DawnUnravel the Dusk follows Maia Tamarin after the events of Spin the Dawn I can t describe much of the plot lest I spoil what happens but Maia is forced to grapple with darkness and cling to her humanity before she becomes something worse The demons and enemies she faced in the previous book are ever present in this book and with epic battles and heartfelt Goodbye Sarajevo: A True Story of Courage, Love and Survival reunions I should have loved this book Sadly that was not the caseMy issue with this seuel was that I simply did not care About anything Perhaps if I hadead this at another time I might have loved it but I didn t connect to Maia at all and wasn t too invested to see how her story would end I also typically enjoy the descent into darkness type of character arcs though I m biased because I ll always want the character to actually crave the darkness and not try to fight it but for some Lifting reason this time it didn t work for meMaia s internal conflict felt soepetitive to me there was no growth over the course of the book and it was essentially the same thought process over and over This was made especially worse with her narration of what she thought or knew was going to happen it was like foreshadowing except you were told it instead of it being subtly hinted and it made the plot lose all its suspense Magic was the blood of stars falling from the sky the song of my enchanted scissors eager to make a miracle out of thread and hope If you loved Spin the Dawn for its omance you might be in for a disappointment with this seuel Edan doesn t show up until halfway through the book and even then his connection with Maia didn t feel as deep
AS IT WAS IN THE FIRSTit was in the first This might not have been an issue since I do think the main focus of this book was meant to be Maia ather than her elationships with
any of the other characters but unfortunately it made the ending feel shallow to meAside from Maia it didn it made the ending feel shallow to meAside from Maia it didn the other characters but unfortunately it made the ending feel shallow to meAside from Maia it didn feel like any of the characters went through much development Edan essentially was there to be a love interest to Maia and he actually had a setback that would have been so interesting to explore so that made both him and the omance feel very stagnant The other side characters also fell flat I A Life In School: What The Teacher Learned recognize that this book was meant to mainly focus on Maia but I still wished that the other characters got some love too Because if you were like me and didn t care about Maia the lack of side character development meant you also didn t care about any of the other charactersFinally my last complaint with this book was its ending I don teally know where I stand on it in terms of what I actually wanted to happen between the two options presented but I didn t like either of them view spoilerEither she died and stayed dead or was evived for her happy ending with Edan I m annoyin. E to be to keep the peaceBut the war aging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur she has been changing glancing in the mirror to see her own eyes glowing ed losing control of her magic her body her min.
G and I hate happy endings that are unrealistic and to me the The Devil's Snake Curve: A Fan's Notes From Left Field revival was unrealistic But I also hate when main characters are killed off without a good conclusion to their arc and if she had stayed dead her arc would have been incomplete hide spoiler You probablyemember me being completely starry eyed over Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim last year I ve been thoroughly counting down the day still this gorgeous seuel was in my hands It s full of high stakes demons starcrossed lovers and Maia discovering who she The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division really is tailor or monster or girlThis is a tale of magic bloodshed and destinyWhat Ieally loved about book one was the magic and I m so glad this seuel deeply explored the magical powers of the dresses Maia completed in book one She made three dresses from 1 the laughter of the sun 2 the tears of the moon and 3 the blood of the stars Now we get to see what these dresses DO And their power is dark and fathomless But there s a catch Maia didn t anticipate she poured herself into the dresses as she tailored them so they Pimpinella Meerprinzessin 1: Ankunft im Muschelschloss (German Edition) re not just garments They are part of her Their power is hersAnd what is she going to do with itDemons Enchanters Emperors So the story takes off basically where the last one left off Edan is gone and Maia is finally imperial tailor they know she s a woman and the emperor is set to marry Lady Sarnai who hates him War is imminent if this marriage is not successful Maia just wants everyone to DO THEIR JOB She is so tired and stressed and sick of losing people Her family Her love Her dreams And she sacrificed a lot in book 1 so wee seeing the Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl repercussions there Ieally love books About Monstrous Curses Demons monstrous curses demons fighting your inner darkness so this was excellent Maia s dark side is now seeping into her life and she has no idea if she ll lose who she is entirelyI did miss Edan a lot the humour and wit of MaiaEdan s Défendre Jacob relationship isn t in this one but we have such high stakes and moments of heartbreak and valiance I think the serious tone sat well with the story And Edan is still such a soft dork someone called him a cowherd s son and he s like Rude I mean it s true but alsoude I love him so muchA powerful finaleWe have wars battles and impossible stakes all through this book It s here to keep your heart in your mouth as you have no idea what the fate of the universe will be Can monstrous people do good How do you hold onto yourself when you ve sacrificed your soul to save those you loveThere s war destruction gorgeous displays of magic and aching hearts This is a powerful blood soaked finale of magic dresses and demon girls Buddy Read with Maya Lauraand minathis book broke me in so manyMinaThis book broke me in so many Maia and Edan I love those two so much though Edan didn t appear as much as I wanted him to I still loved seeing the independence and strength in Maia when he wasn t aroundAnd when Edan was there I d find you anywhere xitara XitaraIn Old A landan it meant little lamb But also something else in a language I d never learned Brightest one I whispered Brightest one in Nelrat the language Edan had grown up Speaking That S My Heart That s my heart seeing their Darfur's Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide reunion Lady Sarnai is also someone I deeplyespect After all she s been through I Black Gold in North Dakota really do admire her strength and like her a lot Honestly this story could ve also been told through her POV since she was around a lot of the main action and very crucial to their victory view spoilerI cried when Lord Xina was killed in front of her by the shansen And then even after that happens she manages to stay strong andeady to fight to the end hide spoiler. D It’s only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely but she will stop at nothing to find Edan protect her family and bring lasting peace to her countryYA fantasy eaders will love the sizzling forbidden omance mystery and intrigue of Unravel the Du.