Fantasy, High Fantasy, Young Adults
The Blood of Stars, Book # 1
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
July 9th 2019
January 23, 2022 January 27, 2022
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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.
About the book
Short review this time.
I liked this book a lot. Maia is a well rounded character and even if the story may seem simple, it was a good read. I like how the magic is used and Maia’s backstory, her scissors and the legends behind this is well planned.
Cover is beautiful, especially the other one, the UK one? Anyway the one with the palace. I have both because the Italian editor used a double cover for this books (for the second, too). Yay, happy me!
Please read this book, and I hope the second book won’t be a disappointment but if you want a simple, well planned story and a bit of adventure this is the book for you.