Friday 25 June 2021

Audio: Unravel the dusk by Elizabeth Lim

Series: The Blood of Stars (#2)

13 pages, Audiobook

Published: July 7, 2020 by Penguin Random House

YA Fantasy


It was not as excellent as book 1, but it was still a great book, and I love the fact that it was a duology. Because we have an ending ladies and gentlemen!

Maia saved the man she loves, and now she is becoming a demon. This book is a lot about her struggling with that, trying to find a way out or slow the progress. Edan, the man she loves is also gone (not dead! just gone.)

And the kingdom is falling to pieces. The Emperor needs magic to stay "fresh", but that is gone now. His bride to be is unwilling, her father wants to tear the country apart. And Maia is in the middle of that since she has sewn the wedding dresses.

And all hell breaks loose.

Edan did not have a big role, Maia obvi had and I liked how she struggled with her darkness. Lady Sarnai does sound fascinating, tough as nails and I wonder about her. Great characters all in all.

I like the world too, Chinese mythology/history meets fantasy world. I see that she has written another series set here and I would love to explore that one too.

Great narrator, distinct voices, her thumb on the pulse of the book. She made it come alive

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.


  1. I'm a fan of books with resolution for sure. Glad you don't have to wait too long for this one.

  2. Hmmmm... sounds good. I know YA Fantasy is tough for you. Glad this duology worked!

    1. It is just so sigh, but this is good :D

  3. Yeah I liked book 1 more, but this was a nice duology overall!

  4. I do enjoy some shorter book series that allow me to get the whole story in a couple books. Sounds like this one ended pretty exciting.

    1. Right! It is lovely, and not having to have to read a million

  5. I love it when a narrator makes a great story even better. Glad to hear the series was a hit!

  6. Sounds good. That cover is interesting.

  7. I have had my eye on this series. It sounds like it would be worth a listen.

  8. egags I am behind in commenting. Whoops.

    But you are right to pick this as the best cover. It's amazing



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