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#77: Crewel - Gennifer Albin

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 to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to manipulate the very fabric of reality. 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 used her hidden talent for a moment. 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 jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.
Because tonight, they’ll come for her.

  • Kindle: 1501 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 16, 2012)
  • ASIN: B0080K3D10

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AUTHOR BIO:
Gennifer Albin has a masters degree in English from the University of Missouri, where she was an editor for Pleiades and The Missouri Review. Shes the founder of the popular parenting blog Theconnectedmom.com and blogs about writing at http://genniferalbin.com. Crewel was inspired by a painting by the Spanish surrealist painter, Remedios Varo. It is her first novel.

REVIEW:
Creative story!
I've never read anything quite like Crewel before. It takes your imagination to a whole new level. The story is filled with intrigue, suspense and excitement.
I had a love/hate relationship with Maela. You always love to hate the villain, and sometimes I really did, but she was such an interesting character that the hate didn't last long. Adelice was the star of the show though. She may be young, but she's very smart and in-tune with herself. I liked how she took control.
The ending was absolutely perfect! It closed the story up beautifully, but left enough open for a second book. Which I gotta say, I wanna read... BAD! I need to know what happens to Adelice, Erik and Jost.

5/5


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Comments

  1. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds really interesting! I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for the review :)
    Book Maniac Reviews

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  2. I also have not heard of this one and although not the typical book I would read it sounds pretty good. Great review! ~M~

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  3. do you prefer ebooks to print copies? I have written 4 books, and my daughter wants to put them on kindle.

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    1. I actually prefer print, but will read ebook.

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  4. Interesting blurb description

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  5. I thought this one was very creative as well.

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