Monday, October 1, 2012

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

From Goodreads - That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

The description of Crewel was so intriguing, I just had to read it. When I got a copy of the book I immediately started reading it and finished within hours. Crewel was amazing. It was one of the most original books I have read in some time. I was left in complete awe and every book I have read after has seemed to be lacking something. Adelice was a great protagonist and I liked her. The romance was pretty great too, it wasn't cheesy and it didn't consume the story. Every one who is looking for something different in a young adult book needs to check this out.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Nicole

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