April Book Club – Spin the Dawn

April Readalong

Well, the public have decided – Spin the Dawn is our winner and book of choice for April.

Project Runway meets Mulan in this sweeping 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. *HOW EXCITING DOES THAT SOUND*

Synopsis below if you are interested:

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.


I mean quite frankly we are bloody ecstatic at the prospect of reading this one! It sounds sooooo good and we are so thrilled at the idea of all those beautiful dresses  😍

The Readalong will take place from 5th April to 19th April! We will aim to discuss thoughts and opinions on the 19th and we will even have a special guest joining us – Elizabeth Lim will be joining us for a Q&A!! So don’t miss out! If you want in – Let us know ASAP on our bookstagram!


Lots of Love,

Kayleigh and Tish xx

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