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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  2,366 ratings  ·  337 reviews
Autonomous. Independent. Dangerous. They tried to control her. Now shell destroy them.

Things have changed behind the walls of the Coventry and new threats lurk in its twisted corridors. When Adelice returns to Arras, she quickly learns that something rotten has taken hold of the world and Cormac Patton needs her to help him reestablish order. However, peace comes at a
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
This is a difficult book to categorise, evaluate and give a star rating. It's truly a mix, which is probably why my feelings about it are so mixed.

The story picks up right where the second book (Altered) left us. From there, things really slow down. There is virtually no action until about the last 25% and key characters are absent. It's a lot of political maneuvering while Adelice and Cormac continually face off. I wasn't so bored I wanted to put the book down, but when I did have to put it
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this but the ending left me slightly confused :/
Karen’s Library
Oct 13, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopian, sci-fi, fantasy
Gennifer Albin's writing is absolutely incredible and the story and world building was probably the most creative and unique I've ever read!! But... Still trying to process the ending.
Original Link to the review at my blog Le' Grande Codex - here


Unraveled as a whole felt disappointing. 'Crewel' was the cream of the crop, 'Altered' almost following at the heels but 'Unraveled' left a bitter after taste. Unraveled was supposed to be the big showdown, the big action-packed finale but somehow the whole experience felt anti-climatic and lackluster. Starts where Altered ended and man does it crawl at the slowest of speed imaginable.

Thing is Altered promised us a lot but
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
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Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh Gennifer! Why did you do this to me??!!!!

I absolutely love her writing style and I think her imagination is something to definitely be applauded. She is a fantastic story writer and this final tale in the trilogy sucked me in right from the beginning... I read it all in one night, couldn't put it down!

But the ending. Oh, the ending.... SPOILER ALERT.... How could you have killed Erik?! Seriously! But not only did you kill him, you gave him a blah death. No details, no description of his
Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
Initial Impressions 11/24/15: Actual rating, probably 3.5 - 3.75 stars but I don't quite feel right giving it 4 on Goodreads because there were some major issues for me.
Firstly... again, this was my fault for waiting so long between books BUT I do still believe a good book can stand on its own regardless of what has come before it. I do remember the feel of the first two and I was sorely lacking the banter and sarcasm for a good portion of the book which was something I really loved. There was
Dec 21, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The first book within this series, Crewel, was beautifully written, had well developed characters, and was overall a great read. The second book went somewhat downhill, but was still somewhat decent. Unravelled had no redeeming ending, was filled only with a useless love triangle and the protagonist uselessly sitting in the hands of the enemy trying to "help the society from the inside" while in fact does nothing and eventually has to be rescued. The ending is one of the words to have ever read, ...more
Colleen Houck
I really love the idea that people can be literally reduced down to threads which can be tugged out of the body. Eric and Jost getting to know each other again was nice to see. Like how this series was all wrapped up ;)
These Violent Delights (Robin)
So proud of myself that I finished this trilogy! I so often read the first book in a series and then set the rest of the series aside.

So, I will admit that the ending confused me a bit but I do have a theory of where the author was going with the last few paragraphs.

Okay, so I'll admit that after the whole Hunger Games & Divergent hype went away, I wasn't inclined to read really any of my dystopian/ post-apocalyptic books anymore. Which really sucked because I own so many of them. But,
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
A copy of the audiobook version of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts are my own.

This review can also be found at The Starry-Eyed Revue.

I loved Crewel but I have to admit that my interest in this series has seriously waned as it's progressed. I'd actually liken my enjoyment of this trilogy to that of the Divergent trilogy: where the first book was kind of epic in its uniqueness, the sequel was still pretty good, but the final installment just
Tabea Vanessa
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was absolutely fantastic!! I dont know how this isnt talked about more.
I highly recommend this series if you are looking for a smart dystopian YA series with a twist. I am so happy I accidentally found it!
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my favourite book of the trilogy, for lots of different reasons. The main character starts taking initiative (FINALLY), all the different parts of the series connect, and the scale gets way larger. The writing in this book was better, too; more profound, better descriptions, and more natural dialogue.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, first things first, I started this book series because the first book, Crewel, was on a list of CLEAN YA books. Let me just say, this book is NOT clean. All right, now that I've got that out of the way, let's get to the real review. I'm going to cover the whole series in this review, because I'm sure as heck not going to write three separate reviews. (So just warning you, this is going to be a really long review, 'cuz I have a lot to say about this series.)

The first book, Crewel, started out
Cecily Kyle
I love the concepts of this series and I enjoy the characters but I have read several books with the same kind of story arc so it was a bit predictable and didn't have much to make it stand out. The idea of spinsters and tailors is pretty cool but other than that there isn't much.
Decent read!
Julian Gonzalez
Autonomous. Independent. Dangerous. They tried to control her. Now shell destroy them.

Does this not sound like some seriously pissed off chick is about to go HAM on somebody? I mean I'm thinking she's gonna go off like a psycho ex-girlfriend. Well, that's not what happened.

Unraveled, the final novel in the Crewel World trilogy, was...disappointing. Let me tell you why:

-The book lacked much action.
-After she chose brother #2 over brother #1 in Altered, which I thought was an unnecessary love
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall, I thought Unraveled was a solid end to the Crewel trilogy.

It seems like the open ending caused a little heartburn for some readers, but I loved it. While an actual explanation as to what happened with Jost and Erik would have been nice, knowing would have ruined the effect of the ending (view spoiler).

My major gripe is
I really loved the creativity of the first novel, and the second novel was a spectacular follow up! I find most middle novels to be slow and just a lead up to the third, unfortunately I think this series peaked with the second book. I enjoyed the third book, but didn't love it as much as the second. it was a little slow for a finale, lacking a solid climax. and I felt adelice took a step too far back into passivity. I assumed she would develop from the quiet, bullied girl in novel one, to the ...more
Aug 18, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, I loved books one and two but this one lost some of it's magic. Certain events at the ending almost had me throwing the book. Good story but I felt like it was rushed and not as developed as the first two.
Feb 10, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-release
Expected publication: October 7th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
I wish I'd been able to like this trilogy. Adelice is a great perspective character for the most part, and the main plot is a great SF thriller, but...

The romance is phoned in, the relationship angst too synthetic, the pacing uneven, the tone inconsistent. The villain reinforces the demonization of people with substance addiction. The dialogue is weird. The same phrases are used over and over and OVER.

And I haven't even started on the science.

My assumption is that the author read about string
Candace Wondrak
Nov 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I have said it before and I will say it again: I do not like when the love triangle is 'solved' by a love interest dying. Especially pointlessly off-page.
L. Holland
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Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
I really liked Crewel, but as the series has gone on, I've liked it less and less. I'm not really sure how I feel about Unraveled- I'm definitely all over the place when it comes to this book!

I really was expecting more of a showdown between Cormac and Adelice, and the previous two books really made it seem liked the ending was going to be something big and action-packed, and I feel like we didn't get that. I also felt like the ending was rushed, and while it's ambiguous/open-ended, I still feel
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: never-read-again
I saw the author on a panel with a bunch of other really awesome female YA authors and decided to read Crewel, which I found really intriguing... But the series seemed to really founder after that. Also I found the love triangle intensely uninteresting. The quality of the plotting and writing was inconsistent and even clumsy and unfocused at times. For example, in book two, (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not happening
This is not happening
This is not happening
Please Gennifer Albin tell this is a joke. A horrible joke!

I can't stop crying! NOOO!!! This CAN'T be happening, I refuse to believe this is the ending!
The ending book in the trilogy. All I can say is heartbroken. I knew something had to happen and I suspected but I had hoped it wouldn't. Overall it was an enjoyable series to read with interesting concepts and well thought out ideas.
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm so upset abt the ending and the lame way u know who dies that I'm giving it a 3 instead of a 4 even though it was otherwise a strong wrap up to the series SMH
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

and there was a severe lack of A CERTAIN BLOND FOR THE MOST PART >_>

also other things happened that made me want to throw the book

BUT it was good, probably more of a 3.5

Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was the weakest book of the three. It was just choppy and a mess. I liked where she was going with it, except a few people she killed off, but it was just not executed very well. Overall, just ok.
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