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 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 job.

Backstabbing 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 disguise.

And 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 more 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 Renée Ahdieh.

Title:Spin the Dawn
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525646990
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    Spin the Dawn Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    July Owlcrate Box! Click on the link below the pic to see all of the goodies! GOODIES LINKI loved this so much, it went to my favorites list!Animation: Arthur RedhawkLet me tell you people! Do not alw...

  • Chaima ? ?????

    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 CO...

  • jessica

    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 tho...

  • Lily ??

    I am actually speechless, this book is marvelous, and you need it in your life. 🌙✨Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Bloglovin’...

  • Anissa

    One word: WOW.This book is pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway but it was really so much more than that. I loved it!...

  • C.G. Drews

    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...

  • Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink

    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 beautif...

  • Melanie

    This is honestly the best cover I've ever encountered and holy shit the blessings. Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch...

  • ? A ?

    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 ...

  • Mary S. R.

    3.75 STARS! Fun, sweet, bursting at the seems with unique myths and magic, a world unprecedented, splattered with a delicious dosage of knitting and prettily sparkling dresses (oh my), a little too cl...