by Elizabeth Lim
This is the sequel to Spin the Dawn, and I can’t really tell you much what the book is about without spoiling the first book in the series, so I’ll just dig into my thoughts here.
In Spin the Dawn, I had some issues with the fact that the love interest was +500 years old and how it all was a bit too generic and overall pretty boring. It was a solid read with pretty decent worldbuilding and an okay plot. But, to be honest, I was pretty unenthusiastic going in to it.
But I was so wrong. This sequel was really good. And I flew through it, not wanting to stop reading until the end.
Unlike the previous book, this had a clear plot with high stakes and there was a lot more focus on the main character and her journey. This time she had to fight not only the demons threatening to ruin the country, but also the demon within herself.
I loved how the women of this book stood out and showed not only the reader, but the people in their world what equality is, that they fought for themselves, for their country and what they believed in.
I don’t know how much I can say about the book without spoiling too much here, but the writing was great, the plot was great and this time I really enjoyed reading about the main character and I was invested in her journey.
I could say that I have a few issues with the way it ended, but all in all, it wrapped up the story in a nice way and I think this was a really good duology as a whole.