Unravel the Dusk Book review

Unravel the Dusk is the last book in the Blood of Stars duology by Elizabeth Lim.


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.


Unravel the Dusk is such a fantastic conclusion to the Blood of Stars duology. The twist ending from Spin the Dawn is now a main challenge for Maia as she battles to remain human as well as using the magical dresses to save the country she loves.

Instead of using her magic to create amazing dresses, she’s using her skills to fight at the war zone or against the empowering demon voices which are about to conquer her mind completely. She is tougher, more powerful, more exhausted, sad, depressed.

Epic war scenes were exciting, heart throbbing, nail biter, seat jumper kind of full with so many powerful action scenes so this book’s pace is faster. We already know all the characters. We know there is a big war not only between the emperors but also between the demons.

I was a bit sad we didn’t see Eden much this book but there was a fantastic reunion between him and Maia. Lim is such an amazing writer and I can’t wait to read Six Crimson Cranes.

5/5 stars

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