Crewel

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Faber & Faber, Oct 16, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 384 pages

Enter the world of Crewel: a world of secrets and intrigue. Where a girl with talent will thrive...or be destroyed.

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 and matter, Adelice is 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, power and beauty, the ability to embroider the very fabric of life. It also means entering a world secrets and lethal intrigue. But unlike the others, Adelice isn't interested in controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have and will do anything to hide her talent from the Guild. But when she slips up during her final test, her gift is identified. Now she has one hour to eat her mum's overcooked dinner. One hour to listen to her sister's school gossip and laugh at her dad's stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything is OK. And one hour to escape. Because once you become a Spinster, there's no turning back...

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User Review  - thebacklistbook - LibraryThing

It held my attention well enough. Honestly though parts of it felt forced. A world woven on top of earth and it is all basically a giant illusion/hallucination?! come on I've heard that before and it ... Read full review

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User Review  - nevong - LibraryThing

Very Good. I read the whole series in record time. Then I read it again. Fast paced, believable robust characters and a riveting plot drew me into Adelice's world. A world full of oppression, lies and ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Gennifer Albin has a masters degree in English from the University of Missouri, where she was an editor for Pleiades and The Missouri Review. Shes the founder of the popular parenting blog Theconnectedmom.com and blogs about writing at www.genniferalbin.com. Crewel was inspired by a painting by the Spanish surrealist painter, Remedios Varo. It is her first novel.

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