Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Happy Waiting on Wednesday! This weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, spotlights books we cannot wait to read. This week I am "Waiting on" Crewel by 

Crewel (The Crewel World, #1)
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. (Good Reads).

I heard Gennifer talk recently at the Teen Author Carnival which took place down the street at the public library. Huzzah for libraries and NYC! She was super sassy and funny about this book, and it looks great. Too bad we have to wait until October. SAD FACE. What are you waiting on?


  1. This sounds really good. I like the cover. Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. My WoW

  2. I have to agree, I've never heard of this one before either but thanks for sharing - sounds like just my kind of thing :)

  3. This is the second time I've seen this book and it's beautiful cover! Great pick! :)

  4. Gosh, October is so far away, isn't it?? I am DYING to read this book! I'm so jealous of all the people who got ARCs of it at BEA or wherever else. Do want!!


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