Spin The Dawn Blog Tour + Giveaway

Spin the Dawn (2019)Title/Judul: Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars #1)
Author/Penulis: Elizabeth Lim
Publisher/Penerbit: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pub Date/Tanggal Terbit: 9 July 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis/Sinopsis:

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.
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.

Buku fantasi YA yang menghanyutkan ini merupakan gabungan Project Runway dan Mulan. Buku ini mengisahkan seorang gadis muda yang menyamar sebagai bocah laki-laki untuk bersaing memperebutkan status penjahit kaisar dan memulai perjalanan yang mustahil untuk menjahit tiga gaun ajaib, yang terbuat dari matahari, bulan, dan bintang-bintang.

Maia Tamarin bermimpi menjadi penjahit terhebat di negeri ini, tetapi sebagai seorang gadis, yang terbaik yang bisa ia harapkan adalah menikah dengan tenang. Ketika seorang utusan kerajaan memanggil ayahnya yang sakit, yang pernah menjadi penjahit terkenal, ke pengadilan, Maia pun menyamar sebagai anak lelaki dan menggantikannya. Dia tahu nyawanya akan melayang jika rahasianya terungkap, tetapi dia  mengambil risiko tersebut untuk mencapai mimpinya dan menyelamatkan keluarganya dari kehancuran. Tantangannya: Maia harus menjadi yang terbaik diantara dua belas penjahit hebat yang berlomba untuk menjadi penjahit kaisar.

Pengkhianatan dan kebohongan merajalela saat pertandingan untuk membuktikan keahlian dan keterampilan mereka sebagai penjahit. Tugas Maia semakin rumit ketika dia menarik perhatian penyihir istana, Edan, yang memiliki mata yang tajam dan seolah langsung membongkar penyamarannya.

Dan tidak ada yang bisa mempersiapkannya untuk tantangan terakhir: menjahit tiga gaun ajaib untuk calon pengantin kaisar: dari tawa matahari, air mata bulan, dan darah bintang-bintang. Dengan tugas yang mustahil di hadapannya ini, dia memulai perjalanan ke penjuru kerajaan, mencari matahari, bulan, dan bintang-bintang, dan menemukan lebih dari yang bisa dia bayangkan.

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Review:

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This book is pitch as Mulan Retelling but I think some parts feel like reading Beauty and The Beast, Rapunzel and Aladdin retelling too 😍😍  Basically reading this book is like reading Disney story!

Buku ini dipromosikan sebagai Mulan Retelling tetapi saya merasa beberapa bagian terasa seperti Beauty and The Beast, Rapunzel dan Aladdin  retelling. Pada dasarnya membaca buku ini seperti membaca kisah Disney!

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I can confirm that this book is live up to hype and expectation. So page turner and each chapter ending leave me wanting more. I managed to finish in one sitting.

Saya dapat mengonfirmasi bahwa buku ini sesuai ekpektasi dan sekarang saya paham kenapa buku ini populer. Setiap halamannya membuat saya terpikat dan setiap akhir bab membuat saya menginginkan lebih banyak lagi. Saya berhasil menyelesaikan buku ini dalam sekali duduk.

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This charming novel is about Maia who dreamed to be the best emperor’s tailor. She is likeable and strong heroine. She has strong morale ground. Her story and journey made me you want to root for her.

Novel yang mempesona ini bercerita tentang Maia yang bermimpi menjadi penjahit kaisar terbaik. Maia sebagai tokoh utama yang memiliki kepribadian kuat dan mudah untuk disukai. Dia  jujur dan berpendirian teguh. Kisah perjuangannya membuat Anda ingin mendukungnya sampai akhir.

Ask me to spin the finest yarn or thread, and I can do it faster than any man- -even with my eyes closed. Yet ask me to tell a lie, and I will stumble and falter to think of one. I have never had a talent for spinning tales.
Ask me to spin the finest yarn or thread, and I can do it faster than any man even with my eyes closed. Yet ask me to tell a lie, and I will stumble and falter to think of one. I have never had a talent for spinning tales.

While I disagree with some Maia’s behavior, Elizabeth explains her circumstances nicely and made me understand why she act like that. Then I came to realize that she is still young. I probably will act like her when I was at her age. I mean when we are young, there are lots of things that we has to learn.

Sementara saya tidak setuju dengan beberapa perilaku Maia, Elizabeth menjelaskan keadaannya dengan baik dan membuat saya mengerti mengapa dia bertindak seperti itu. Saya pun sadar bahwa Maia masih muda. Saya mungkin berbuat kesalahan yang sama saat seusiannya. Maia masih muda dan masih banyak hal yang dia perlu pelajari.

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My other favorite character is Edan. His witty remark and attitude remind me of Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles 😍😍 I totally swoon over him.

Karakter favorit saya yang lain adalah Edan. Ucapan dan sikapnya yang cerdas mengingatkan saya pada Thorne dari The Lunar Chronicles 😍😍 Saya benar-benar jatuh cinta padanya.

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And did you know Edan means Crazy in bahasa?
I laugh out loud when read his name. Eventough his name means something else in the book. I think the Indonesia meaning fits Edan’s behavior/personality too.

Dan tahukah Anda bahwa dalam bahasa Indonesia, Edan berarti Gila ?
Saya tertawa terbahak-bahak saat membaca namanya. Walaupun namanya berarti hal yang lain dalam buku ini. Saya pikir makna Indonesia cocok dengan perilaku / kepribadian Edan juga.

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This novel is an excellent read, I absolutely loved it.  Beautiful cover and beautiful story! 5 star from me!

Novel ini adalah bacaan yang sangat baik, saya benar-benar menyukainya. Sampulnya cantik, dan ceritanya juga cantik! 5 bintang dari saya!

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I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you @CaffeineTours , @Netgalley ,  and Knopf Books for Young Readers (@KnopfBFYR)  for giving me the chance to read and review this book early!
The quotes in this review were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication

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Blog Tour Giveaway!

There are 3 (Three) finished copies of Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim for 3 winners!

This giveaway is open to International and Link to Rafflecopter giveaway is here

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Schedule (Spin the Dawn)

July 01
☕ Blog tour launch at Shut up, Shealea

July 02
☕ Book Freak Revelations
☕ Happy Indulgence Books
☕ READING (AS)(I)AN AMERICA
☕ Snow White Hates Apples
☕ Star is All Booked Up

July 03
☕ BookwyrmBites
☕ Holed Up In A Book
☕ Librae Paints Pages
☕ mybookcastle
☕ The Sparrow’s Perch

July 04
☕ Artsy Draft
☕ Caitlin Althea
☕ Literaery Adventures
☕ Moonlight Pages
☕ Read By Tiffany

July 05
☕ Beyond Secret Pages
☕ Crowing About Books
☕ Lyrical Reads
☕ String of Pages
☕ Utopia State of Mind

July 06
☕ Author interview on Shut up, Shealea
☕ Hana Book Review
☕ Phantom Paper
☕ R E A (D) I V I N E
☕ Unputdownable Books
☕ Wavy Pages

July 07
☕ Forever and Everly
☕ The Quiet Pond
☕ Read at Midnight
☕ The Ultimate Fangirl
☕ Your Tita Kate
☕ #CBTTC Twitter chat hosted by Caffeine Book Tours (@CaffeineTours)

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And join us in Spin The Dawn Twitter Chat #CBTTC Twitter chat hosted by @CaffeineTours at 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) or 9:00 PM Philippine Time!
There will be giveaway! Prize: 2 (two) finished copies of Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim for 2 winners! US only!

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Author:
Author (Elizabeth Lim)

Elizabeth Lim grew up on a hearty staple of fairy tales, myths, and songs. Her passion for storytelling began around age 10, when she started writing fanfics for Sailor Moon, Sweet Valley, and Star Wars, and posted them online to discover, “Wow, people actually read my stuff. And that’s kinda cool!” But after one of her teachers told her she had “too much voice” in her essays, Elizabeth took a break from creative writing to focus on not flunking English.

Over the years, Elizabeth became a film and video game composer, and even went so far as to get a doctorate in music composition. But she always missed writing, and turned to penning stories when she needed a breather from grad school. One day, she decided to write and finish a novel — for kicks, at first, then things became serious — and she hasn’t looked back since.

Elizabeth loves classic film scores, books with a good romance, food (she currently has a soft spot for arepas and Ethiopian food), the color turquoise, overcast skies, English muffins, cycling, and baking. She lives in New York City with her husband

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