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Crewel by Gennifer Albin
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Mar 28, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: arc, dystopian-futuristic, printed-book, for-review
Read from June 20 to 27, 2012

As with Greek Mythology's Moirae (aka, the Fates), CREWEL's Spinsters weave and control all aspects of life in Arras. The Spinster's are beautiful, talented, and privileged. And, in a world where men hold the power, being a Spinster provides the best possible future a woman can hope to ever have. But unlike others, Adelice Lewys isn't eager to give into the world of Spinsters, despite being highly adept at weaving Arras – a natural skill that makes her both valuable and a threat. But Adelice has to be careful, because where the Spinsters can create, they can also destroy.

After a heart-pounding and terrifying beginning, CREWEL eventually slows down and takes its time as Albin pulls back the layers of Arras and reveals the details of Adelice's world. From social structures to technology and even to the fascinating job of being a Spinster, Albin carefully reveals all in due time. From beginning to end, it really is quite easy to get caught up in the story, the world, and the characters. Fresh and very unique from other books on the bookshelves, CREWEL will show you a world you haven't seen before and leave you eager for so much more.

Highlights: The surprises and creativity. I can honestly say that I did not expect the ending, so that was an interesting surprise. The world was wonderfully written. As a main character, I mostly enjoyed Adelice's POV. Right from the beginning, Albin managed to make me feel sympathy for the protagonist. Descriptions were incredible.

Lowlights: A couple moments that just didn't work for me#. A lot of time is spent waiting for something to happen, instead of actually adjusting the plot so certain events happened earlier. It appears the author is setting up a love triangle for the next book, but it doesn't (thankfully) come across that way for this one.

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Reading Progress

06/20/2012 page 9
2.0% "Nice beginning, so far. Can't wait to see where this story goes..."
06/25/2012 page 149
40.0% "Oh, what a question. This should get interesting..."

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Sierra Abrams About to read this one - very soon!! :)

Lea (YA Book Queen) Yearning To Read wrote: "About to read this one - very soon!! :)"

Hope you enjoy it! :D

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