Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Series: Crewel World #1
Release Date: 10/16/2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Enter a tangled world of secrets and intrigue where a girl is in charge of other’s destinies, but not her own. Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has always been special. When her parents discover her gift—the ability to weave the very fabric of reality—they train her to hide it. For good reason, they don’t want her to become a Spinster — one of the elite, beautiful, and deadly women who determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die. Thrust into the opulent Western Coventry, Adelice will be tried, tested and tempted as she navigates the deadly politics at play behind its walls. Now caught in a web of lies and forbidden romance, she must unravel the sinister truth behind her own unspeakable power. Her world is hanging by a thread, and Adelice, alone, can decide to save it — or destroy it.
I haven't really made up my mind about this one. All my favorite bloggers were saying this is awesome and gave it five stars. I think I'm teetering on either a 3 or 4.
Adelice is a special girl who has the talent to weave the fabric of reality. At a young age, her parents have taught her to hide it and trained her to fail the mandatory test. Of course, she slipped up and passed the test. Now she's in the world of Spinisters and she's learning how to weave and get out alive.
One of the best things about this book is the world-building. You can clearly see all the different parts of the world and the author does a good job of describing everything. I can't quite put my finger what's making me hesitant about giving this book a 5.. it just didn't completely pull me in (though I did read this until 1am). I liked that Adelice was a strong girl, perhaps a bit too stubborn. She doesn't know when to keep her mouth shut and gets in trouble many times. If it wasn't for her special talent, she would've been dead -__- Well, you know, the protagonist always gotta be that one special person.
I'm still quite torn over this one but I definitely will pick up the second book. The ending was epic, and I really wanna know what happens next >__<