Thursday, September 13, 2012

Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin Book Review and Giveaway

Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

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.



A HUGE THANK YOU to Around The World ARC Tours for allowing me to read this ARC. I have to say I have never read anything like this before. The way Gennifer set this world up was nice and slow. Sometimes slow is painful but in this case it is GREAT! I was able to follow the new world and grow right along side Adelice.

Adelice lives with a secret that she wants to keep from everyone. She wants to be normal and she definitely does not want to be a Spinster. But one day while she is being tested she accidentally spins time and everyone is shocked that she is a spinster. Now she only has an hour left with her family before they come for her. She is terrified because she does not want to be separated from her family. She is also afraid that once she becomes a Spinster she will effect everything and everyone around her and she does not want to do that.

When they come to get her and bring her to Arras where the Spinsters live she finds things hard. She sees things she has never seen and she meets boys and girls that are like her. She will have to learn the ways of this new world. While there she find out what it means to feel love she will meet two boys but before you say it no it is really not a love triangle. She will experience friendships and other things. And as she goes through each trial she will have to learn to adapt to stay alive. She will realize that The Guild controls everything and she will have to learn to adapt.

Adelice will have to fight her way through and keep true to herself. What will she do to keep her family safe? This is such a GREAT read I stayed up till 3am in the morning till I was able to finish. It ended in a good place but it had me saying dam I need book two like right now! This should be added to your MUST READ pile because you will LOVE it!

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Unknown said...

THe link for the facebook like for Soul Spinsters is not valid.

Candace said...

Wow! I have read a review or two for this but none really stuck with me. It sounds good and your review has me more anxious to read it!

Yeah the facebook link doesn't work that's on the rafflecopter.

jendsmit said...

I couldn't get the FB link to work but I searched for Crewel and Liked Crewel World on FB - here's the link. Hopefully it's the right one :)