Follow along: Spin the Dawn blog tour (ft. schedule & giveaway)

Good morning from my side of the world! Way back in March, I dropped the ball and announced an international blog tour for Elizabeth Lim’s upcoming spellbinding Chinese-inspired fantasy, Spin the Dawn, which is set to be released some time next week. The number of sign-ups for this tour really exceeded my expectations, and selecting just a handful of enthusiastic, passionate voices among hundreds(!!!) was easily one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do as a book blogger.

Truly, a lot of thought, love, and effort were poured into the preparation for this blog tour — and I cannot be happier to officially kick things off!

Honestly, what I love most about #SpinTheDawnTour is that it’s completely and solely hosted by Asian voices, with a huge majority of the hosts being Chinese or Chinese-American. I am overjoyed to have my first All-Asian blog tour, especially because Spin the Dawn is a proudly Chinese fantasy that offers meaningful representation to all the tour hosts on board. I cannot wait to read everyone’s insights on this novel, and I hope you are just as excited to follow along and to join in on the fun!

Learn more about the blog tour by reading the rest of this post, and participate through the hashtag #SpinTheDawnTour. If you’d like to sign up for my future blog tours, you can also opt to sign up as a coffee bean for Caffeine Book Tours!

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Spin the Dawn
by Elizabeth Lim

to be published 09 July 2019
young adult, fantasy

tagged for authors of color (asian authors), #ownvoices, poc representation (chinese), & disability representation (paralysis)

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read the full synopsis.

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.


July 01
☕ Blog tour launch at Shut up, Shealea

July 02
Book Freak Revelations
Happy Indulgence Books
Snow White Hates Apples
Star is All Booked Up

July 03
Holed Up In A Book
Librae Paints Pages
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)


In cooperation with the generous folks from Knopf Books for Young Readers, we are giving away finished hardcover copies of Spin the Dawn to three (3) lucky winners!

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40 thoughts on “Follow along: Spin the Dawn blog tour (ft. schedule & giveaway)

  1. Aahh Shealea, I’m so so grateful for you, for setting up this blog tour so I could have the opportunity to read this amazing book. I can’t wait to see the posts that other readers have planned, and thank you so much again for letting me be a part of this!! 💗


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