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Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim (a review) (Spin the Dawn sequel)

Genre: YA Fantasy (Sequel) Length: 351 pages Rating: 4.25 ⭐️ Plot: In this high stakes sequel to Spin the Dawn, tailor Maia Tamarin is suffering the consequences of her arduous journey during the first novel. She's cursed to slowly become a demon while also desperately trying to keep peace in a kingdom on the brink of war. STOP! Haven't Read Spin the Dawn yet? Check out my review for the first book in the duology here: https://www.haleysbookhaven.com/home/a-review-of-spin-the

4 Books to Read During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (Bonus Blog)

1. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan This YA magical realism novel follows 15 year old Leigh who is convinced that her late mother has turned into a bird. Following what she believes to be her mother's instructions for her to connect with her estranged grandparents, she travels to Taiwan to meet them. This novel is full of Taiwanese culture and is beautifully written. It is one of my all time favorite books. There is a trigger warning for mental health/suicide

January Reading Wrap-Up

This month was a pretty good reading month for me in terms of number of books/pages read. I'm pleased to have gotten off to a good start in the new decade! Below I've listed the books I read in order of my level of enjoyment. For any I already have thoughts/reviews on either here on the blog or goodreads will have a link you can copy and paste to find my full thoughts. Monthly Stats: Books Read: 7 (6 new, 1 reread) Total Pages Read: 2,675 Average Rating: 3.96/5 stars (approx

A Review of: Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim

Genre: YA Fantasy Length: 387 pages Plot: Reading like the love child of Mulan and Project Runway, the novel follows a young, gifted tailor named Maia Tamarin who disguises herself as a boy to compete to become the next imperial tailor and, later, complete three dresses made from the sun, moon and stars. Characters: Maia is ambitious and stubborn but also selfless and kindhearted. She defies the gender roles that her society tries to enforce upon her, refusing to give up on h


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