Maia Tamarin has traveled to the very ends of the earth to create three otherworldly dresses made from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of the stars. However, Maia has paid a grievous price for this. Every day since she struck a deal with the demon Bandur, she becomes more and more like him — her eyes glow red, she hears voices urging her to harness the darkness inside of her, and she sees visions of a bloody future. However, Maia has much, much more to worry about. A’Landi lies on the brink of war with the Northern Lands, and Maia could be the key to bringing peace to her country — if she doesn’t lose herself first.
This was such a good book! The writing was effortlessly beautiful, the pace never lagged, and the author’s world-building was masterful. The story was more mature in comparison to the first in the duology, and I enjoyed seeing how much the characters developed. However, for me, Unravel the Dusk was lacking in emotional pull and it just failed to utterly enchant me like the first book did. It didn’t have the same fairy-tale quality that I was hoping for, which left me rather disappointed. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this book immensely and would definitely recommend it!