Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday #139: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Title:  Spin the Dawn
Author:  Elizabeth Lim
Expected Publication Date:  July 9th, 2019

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.

Project Runway meets Mulan?  I love Mulan, so I'll definitely give this a read!

So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!


  1. Nice! Seeing a lot of this one lately! Hope you enjoy it too!

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  2. Correct me, but wasn´t Mulan a Disney movie some years back? If that is the Mulan you are referring to in this post and with that summary, then this must be a great novel. Hello wishlist *lol* Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

  3. I hope you enjoy this one. I've seen some people talking about it on Booktube and it's getting lots of hype. The pretty cover doesn't hurt either!

  4. Project Runway meets Mulan? Yes, please! This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. I'm super excited for this one as well! I hope you enjoy it!

  6. This book has been on my radar recently it looks amazing! I'm honestly so in need of a good YA fantasy since I haven't read YA recently so I'm definitely adding it to my TBR! Great pick!

  7. Sounds good! I love the cover too! Thanks for sharing Ronyell :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  8. Sounds good. Hope you enjoy your pick!