The first book in The Blood of Stars duology Spin the Dawn was one of my favorite reads of last year, and it completly took me by suprise. I was extremley luck to have been able to get an ARC for both books, and even luckier to get to be able to participate in the blog tour.
Title: Unravel the Dusk
Author: Elizabeth Lim
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 07 July 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
The thrilling sequel to SPIN THE DAWN, a magical series steeped in Chinese culture.
Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She 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 bride-to-be to keep the peace.
But the war raging 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 red, losing control of her magic, her body, her mind. 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 country.
YA fantasy readers will love the sizzling forbidden romance, mystery, and intrigue of UNRAVEL THE DUSK.
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Book Depository — https://www.bookdepository.com/Unravel-Dusk-Elizabeth-Lim/9780525647027
Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36683940-unravel-the-dusk
My Favorite Quotes
“Seize the wind. Don’t become the kite that never flies”
“If you forget me, I’ll find a way to make you remember again. And if you attack me”—he flattened my hand against his chest—”I’ll hold you until you stop.”
“Whatever history remembered of us, whether it likened us to the sun and the moon – only permitted to meet once a year – or simply to a boy and a girl touched by the stars, fate had danced to bring us together.”
A long time ago, a foolish girl was asked to weave the sun, embroider the moon, and paint the stars, three impossible tasks she did not believe she could accomplish. But that foolish girl was lucky, even more so because those three impossible tasks freed the boy she loved.
“I had the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars with me: three pieces of magic as old as the world itself. I just hadn’t known how to use them – until now.”
“Not long ago, I’d thought my story was like a fairy tale. After all, there were demons and ghosts, an emperor ensorcelled, and a princess who’d become the greatest warrior of her generation.”
“Everyone has a thread tied to someone—a person who’s meant to be by your side and make you happy.”
“It hadn’t occurred to me until now that maybe the scissors had been sent to prepare me for this very moment. To show me how to trust the magic singing inside me, to turn my burgeoning darkness into light.”
“What little I had left of my tailoring gift wasn’t for sewing with needle and thread, it was for crafting a future, stitch by stitch, for the people I loved. That future would hold tight, even as I unraveled. It had to, or else the choice I had made—the choice that Master Tsring had told me was inevitable—would be for naught.”
Elizabeth Lim grew up on a hearty staple of fairy tales, myths, and songs. Her passion for storytelling began around age 10, when she started writing fanfics for Sailor Moon, Sweet Valley, and Star Wars, and posted them online to discover, “Wow, people actually read my stuff. And that’s kinda cool!” But after one of her teachers told her she had “too much voice” in her essays, Elizabeth took a break from creative writing to focus on not flunking English.
Over the years, Elizabeth became a film and video game composer, and even went so far as to get a doctorate in music composition. But she always missed writing, and turned to penning stories when she needed a breather from grad school. One day, she decided to write and finish a novel — for kicks, at first, then things became serious — and she hasn’t looked back since.
Elizabeth loves classic film scores, books with a good romance, food (she currently has a soft spot for arepas and Ethiopian food), the color turquoise, overcast skies, English muffins, cycling, and baking. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Author website — https://www.elizabethlim.com/
Facebook — http://facebook.com/elizabethlimbooks
Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6926374.Elizabeth_Lim
Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/elimpix/
Twitter — https://twitter.com/LizLim
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