08 August, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

UK Cover
by Gennifer Albin
To be published October 4, 2012 by Faber and Faber (UK)
To be published October 16, 2012 by Farrar, Strous and Giroux (US)

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. -Summary from Goodreads

Crewel just seems to be one of those books that takes a popular genre, in this case dystopia, and puts a really incredible twist on it. I can't wait to read it as there have been some really rave reviews published recently! I've also included the US cover below. Which cover is your favourite?

US Cover


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