Friday, December 7, 2012


 Title: Crewel
Author:Gennifer Albin

Enter a tangled world of secrets and intrigue where a girl is in charge of other’s destinies, but not her own.

Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has always been special. When her parents discover her gift—the ability to weave the very fabric of reality—they train her to hide it. For good reason, they don’t want her to become a Spinster — one of the elite, beautiful, and deadly women who determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die.

Thrust into the opulent Western Coventry, Adelice will be tried, tested and tempted as she navigates the deadly politics at play behind its walls.  Now caught in a web of lies and forbidden romance, she must unravel the sinister truth behind her own unspeakable power.  Her world is hanging by a thread, and Adelice, alone, can decide to save it — or destroy it


So people always say don't judge a book by the cover but I'm not going to lie with this book thats exactly what i did.I noticed the weird name then all the pretty colors and pounced-not literally-on the book.After staing at the cover like a crazy person  for a bit I checked out the book jacket and decided to read Crewel The concept was interesting, the time-weaving thing was pretty creative Crewel takes place in a  dystopian world that has a lot of time-weavers:Spinsters that are in charge of everyone's life but powerless in their own life and were women seem to be second class citizens. 
The story takes place in Arras were Spinsters are prized for their beauty and talent at weaving. every thing is supposedly perfect and you have no choice then do as your expected.Adelice Lewys is  different then most girls she could be powerful,beautiful and a spinster but she doesn't want that life.After testing she has no choice and gets sent to the Coventry and that's where thing get interesting.Adelice's character is:strong,sassy,and a bit naive every now and then.Adelice is an intriguing character who has so many beliefs and morals that she follows despite the risks.

Once in the Coventry she meet a variety of people that she's unsure of who to trust,I enjoy how the characters are set up and how not everything is how it seems.Josten and Erik are two people Adelice meets and then  the love triangle begins. I am not against love triangles if they serve a purpose in the story and don't come off as cliche but this one fell flat for me.It felt forced and maybe unnecessary but even with that being said both boys are great characters that I can see the appeal in them.

 By the end of Crewel you'll be asking your self "What. Did. I. Just. Read?"  I know that's exactly what i did.Crewel is imaginative,captivating.has a bit of a dark side and pepper with a hint of Sci fye.
Overall, I really liked Crewel after the surge of dystopian  novels that sprung out of know where Crewel stands out. I think dystopian fans- like myself -who are looking for something completely different, will eat this up and be pulled in by the cover as well as the story.4/5

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