Waiting on Wednesday:

Jill at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.

This week I have slected CREWEL by Gennifer Albin. This novel caught my attention online a few weeks ago and it has been with me ever since. I believe the premises of this novel to be unique and intriguing so I will be pining for it until I read it. A book with elements of The Hunger Games, The Handmaid’s Tale, Elsewhere, Uglies, and Mad Men.  Come on, It doesn't get any better than that.

10/16/12 CREWEL
Crewel
by Gennifer Albin
ISBN-13: 978-0374316419
Farrar, Straus and Giroux BYR, 368 pages.
Amazon, B&NGoodreads
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.


"From the publisher: Equal parts science fiction, adventure, romance, and novel of ideas, CREWEL takes place in a world where women — known as “spinsters” — are able to “weave” time, matter, and the very fabric of existence. Being selected as a spinster means power, privilege, and beauty — but it also means entering a world of secrets and lethal intrigue. CREWEL has a smart, resourceful, and rebellious heroine in 16-year-old Adelice Lewys, selected to become a spinster but gifted with a unique power that holds the key to her world’s future. It mixes elements of The Hunger Games, The Handmaid’s Tale, Elsewhere, Uglies, and Mad Men."

4 comments:

  1. Nice! Haven't heard of this one but hope you love it once you read it!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. This sounds fantastic! Ever since I first read that synopsis, I fell in love! Why oh why does October have to be so far away?
    Awesome pick!

    All the best ♥
    Mackenzie Oh, For the Love of Books!
    WoW

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  3. Oooo, yes! I'm super-excited for CREWEL! :D

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