Unravel the Dusk | Elizabeth Lim | Review




Maia 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 peace.

But 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 country.


I am so appreciative of the wonderful book community, who without them I would not have been able to read an early copy of Unravel the Dusk. I read Spin the Dawn earlier on in the year and it is definitely one of my favourite books of the year so far. Whilst apprehensive to read this book, I was also super excited to find out how it continues and ends, as I am aware this is a duology.

I genuinely didn’t think I could love this series more than I already did. However, since reading Unravel the Dusk I love it even more. I loved this book even more than Spin the Dawn and I didn’t think that was possible!

I feel like I spent the entire time I was reading this book on the edge of my sofa. I mean that wasn’t for very long as I devoured it in more or less one sitting. HOWEVER, it was so fast paced and action packed I just could not get enough. I found myself battling with my brain to slow down, so that the series lasted that little bit longer. That didn’t work very well. I just couldn’t help myself.

It goes without saying that I love Maia, she is such a wonderful strong female character. One of which I would love to see more of in other fantasy series. I loved watching her character develop, and watch the changes that she had to endure. I really enjoyed watching how she coped with this as a character, it honestly fascinated me. And Edan. Oh Edan I love you. He is such a wonderfully complex character who I truly love. I think he really developed in Unravel the Dusk which made me love him even more.

It is really difficult to review this book without spoilers as it is the second in the series. I don’t want to spoil anyone before it is even released so I am going to leave my review here. I will add a bit more to it once it is released and other people have read it. I cant wait to see what other people think and discuss thoughts with everyone! 100% recommend this series!

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