Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Crewel (Crewel World) by Gennifer Albin

Adelice Lewys, is special. She can weave the fabric of time. When her parents find out, they train her  to hide her talent, in order to avoid her from becoming a spinster.  Spinsters are women who, are "elite" and determine who lives and dies. Where people will live, how many children they will have.  The control the weather and crops. They essentially control the lives of those who live in, Arras.

Unfortunately for Adelice, her pow
ers are detected and she is ripped away from her family to learn the life of a spinster. She learns that the real power belongs to the men who run the spinsterhood and life as a spinster isn't exactly as great as perceived.

Her bold character and sassy attitude causes her many problems. She forms an alliance with some unexpected individuals and makes an enemy out of a power one. She pushes things to the limit and is trying her best to stay alive in a dangerous world.

Crewel is set to be a trilogy.  It is an original debut in that a person can weave the fabric of time but everything else is reminiscent of other books. The dreaded and overdone love triangle, the one person who "leads" a rebellion and blah, blah blah.

Despite all of this --- I will be reading the rest of the books in the trilogy because the concept of weaving time in a dsytopian society is new and very interesting.

Grade: C

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