Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Crewel (Crewel World, #1)
By Gennifer Albin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012. 368 pages. Young Adult

Adelice Lewys has the ability to weave the very fabric of reality, and her parents have painstakingly trained her to hide her talent for her entire life.  If Adelice's abilities are discovered, she will be ripped from her family and taken away to become a Spinster, an elite woman who weaves the reality of their world and keeps the rains coming, the crops growing, and the people living and dying.  While it may sound like an idyllic fantasy, the truth is that it's hardly more than a prison.

This has a great premise and an interesting world. I thought how reality was a fabric that could be manipulated was very cool and well-imagined. There is even some romance and an interesting ending that will leave you hungry for more from the next book.  I did find the flow of the writing in this book to be a bit choppy at times, but the plot moves quickly enough that you will still have a hard time putting it down.


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