Disclaimer: I received an eARC of Spin the Dawn from the publisher via Caffeine Blog Tour.
2019 has been a wonderful year for East Asian fantasy releases, from The Girl King, to Descendant of the Cranes, to Wicked Fox, and now Spin the Dawn – we’ve seen an exploration of a diverse array of Asian culture and history through YA fiction.
Spin the Dawn had two distinct story arcs, each breathing fresh air into the tropes of high-stake tournaments and impossible quests. As a daughter of a tailor, I felt a kinship to Maia, her plight and her utter devotion to her craft. Here is a heroine that did not sought to change the world with physical might or sharp wit – she altered the fabric of the universe with a decisive cut of her scissors – and I found that imagery beautiful.
I prefer my fantasy to be character driven, and this is exactly what Spin the Dawn delivered with its introspective heroine. The relationships that Maia developed over the course of this novel, especially her slow-burn friendship turned romance, was satisfying to behold.
My favourite thing about Spin the Dawn was the way the tale took familiar notes of East Asian folklore and weaved it into the fabric of its lore and legend. The resplendent robes Maia was tasked with completing called to mind the myths of Weaver girl. More than that, the story reclaimed the narrative of unfortunate girls being transformed by beautiful dresses – and placed the power back into the hands of a girl who created them.
Spin the Dawn was rich in beautiful imageries expressed through both Maia’s embroidered creations and Elizabeth Lim’s lyrical proses. I could see no better way to celebrate than through a collection of wallpapers, to pay homage to both the book and its beautiful cover.
- Characters and quotes belong to Elizabeth Lim.
- The phone wallpapers are free for your personal use only.
- Please do not edit, repost, redistribute the images.
- They are made for iPhone XS, but should fit most smartphones.
- Find more of my free book-related designs here.
- If you enjoyed these free graphics and want to support me, you can find me on Society 6.
- Alternatively, you can commission me for your custom graphics by contacting me.
- Finally, you can grab me a cuppa via Ko-fi here.
Spin the Dawn will be released on July 9th, and you have until July 16th to submit your proof of purchase and get your hands on some beautiful swag.
Thank you once again to Shealea and Caffeine Tours for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour. Find the rest of the tour here:
Join us on twitter on 7th July at 9AM EST for a Spin the Dawn tour chat on the hashtag #CBTTC!
13 thoughts on “Blog Tour: Spin the Dawn Graphics and Thoughts”
Amazing review and Your graphics are stunning 😍😍😍😍 Love them so much 😍😍😍
Nice mobile wallpapers and thank you for the review. I am looking forward to this titles ever since I heard about it. Only 3 days to go!
Great post! I loved Spin the Dawn!
Thanks for the phone wallpapers!! They are so beautiful. I’ve downloaded the white one and it looks so great!
The wallpapers are beautiful! ❤ I love the white one so so much!
So pretty! And thank you so much for the review – I’ll definitely keep an eye out for these books.
Love these graphics! Thanks for sharing them!
Holy moly your graphics are amazing!!! ❤
This book is very much on my radar and this review (along with the GORGEOUS graphics) is just making it even more so. Stunning review!
Love these graphics! How did you make them? They’re amazing!
Thank you! I make them with Photoshop CS5 🙂