[[ Reading ]] ➾ Unravel the Dusk Author Elizabeth Lim – Avshao.info

Unravel the Dusk The Thrilling Sequel To SPIN THE DAWN, A Magical Series Steeped In Chinese CultureMaia 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 PeaceBut 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 CountryYA Fantasy Readers Will Love The Sizzling Forbidden Romance, Mystery, And Intrigue Of UNRAVEL THE DUSK 4 14 20 Ohh, I loved Spin the Dawn so I so pumped for this one The ending really sold me on the sequel Come faster July Also, that cover is otherwordly. This 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 run 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 revealed, 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 This 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 run 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 revealed, 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 conquered by dark elements and 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 one Our 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 conquer her mind completely She is tougher,powerful,exhausted, sad, depressed.Unfortunately 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 read the ending I got the reason because this book is a quite 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 question 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 returning back, she is going to lose all her memories and her humanity by turning into a monster I prayed so many times that she could find her way to get rid of the curse I cried, jumped, spilled my drink, poured , drank , readand Nope, mouth is zipped again I can only say thank you should get ready for one of the best written, emotional, riveting, heart wrenching, magical fantasy books of 2020 This is fantastic combination of Eastern folklore and traditional tales and of course fairy tale elements.I m giving all my five moony tears, sun kissed, epic journey stars Another powerful ending and I cannot wait to readof this gifted author may use the words as her palette and create vivid, colorful, remarkable portraits And let s give a long applause for this remarkable, fantastic cover The design is magnificent So much thanks to NetGalley and Random House s Children to share this fantastic sequel with me in exchange my honest review And of course Elizabeth Lim, thank you so much to present us this memorable, exciting, surprising, magical journey bloginstagramfacebooktwitter This review is up on my blog Maia did what was thought to be impossible she sewed the three dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars Amana s magical dresses of legend But that came with a steep price And it s only a matter of time before Maia loses everything dear to her Her memories, her freedom, her humanity Find Me Ko Fi Blog Instagram TwitterThe covers for this series are the kind of quality that other YA fantasy should be striving for They re just so beautifulThank This review is up on my blog Maia did what was thought to be impossible she sewed the three dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars Amana s magical dresses of legend But that came with a steep price And it s only a matter of time before Maia loses everything dear to her Her memories, her freedom, her humanity Find Me Ko Fi Blog Instagram TwitterThe covers for this series are the kind of quality that other YA fantasy should be striving for They re just so beautifulThank you to Knopf Books for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review I m not gonna lie, I am d e s p e r a t e for this.My review of Spin the Dawn see my review 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 reunions, I should have loved this book Sadly, that was not the case.My issue with this sequel was see my review 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 reunions, I should have loved this book Sadly, that was not the case.My issue with this sequel was that I, simply, did not care About anything Perhaps if I had read 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 reason, this time it didn t work for me.Maia s internal conflict felt so repetitive 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 romance, you might be in for a disappointment with this sequel 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 first book This might not have been an issue, since I do think the main focus of this book was meant to be Maia rather than her relationships with any of the other characters, but unfortunately it made the ending feel shallow to me.Aside from Maia, it didn t 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 romance feel very stagnant The other side characters also fell flat I 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 characters.Finally, my last complaint with this book was its ending I don t really 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 spoiler Either she died and stayed dead, or was revived for her happy ending with Edan I m annoying and I hate happy endings that are unrealistic, and to me, the 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 So I m conflicted But I know for sure that I wasn t happy with the conclusion 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 So far, it looks like Unravel the Dusk is receiving mostly positive feedback, so take my opinion with a grain of salt, if you will There s a chance that my indifference towards this book might be on the book itself, but it slikely that this was a personal issue Elizabeth Lim s writing is still gorgeous as ever, and of course the Asian inspired worldbuilding and mythology was beautiful I also appreciated the themes of female strength and power that shone through with Maia and another character But unfortunately, Unravel the Dusk just really did not work for me Perhaps the worst thing was that I didn t even feel a particular sadness about it disappointing me because that was how little I cared I ll still be looking forward to Elizabeth Lim s future books, though, and I m excited to see what she can cook up nextrep all Asian cast Chinese coded content warnings violence, death murder, imprisonment, torture, depictions of bloodThank you to Knopf for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a spot on this blog tour This did not affect my opinions in any way.All quotes are from an advance copy and may differ in final publication.

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