Title: Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1)
Author: Elizabeth Lim
ARC provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
This book is being pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway and that is a pretty accurate description. Full of spectacular writing and a wonderful heroine, Spin the Dawn was a fun, fast-paced story that pulled me in from the first chapter.
I absolutely loved Maia. I thought she was a great protagonist and it was impossible not to root for her. Throughout the story, Maia shows a lot of perseverance and intelligence, and she grows as the novel goes on. I’m really looking forward to seeing what she accomplishes in the next book and how she’s going to deal with the cards she was dealt by the end of this book.
I also really enjoyed the writing; it was beautiful, yet simple. The first half of the story was very fast-paced and I had trouble putting it down. The second half started to slow down, but by then I was so invested in the characters and the story that it didn’t bother me one bit. The romance was really excellent as well! I loved Edan and how his relationship with Maia blossomed. It was great to see how supportive and protective of Maia he was.
Spin the Dawn was a wonderful book with a compassionate, strong heroine to cheer for and a charming enchanter that will steal your heart. Elizabeth Lim weaves a marvelous story and I can’t wait for people to fall in love with these characters!