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Publication Date: October 16th, 2012
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 with matter, she’s 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, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.
Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.
Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.
Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.
I've never liked fantasy very much, which is funny because what got me started with reading was actually a fantasy book. Maybe I should reword that. I dislike high fantasy. On the other hand, I just adore fantasy books. Crewel sounds amazing. I love reading about characters who know they're special but decide to hide it because it's an active decision. There are too many books where the character is clueless and has to learn their way through everything. Which is totally fine and all, but there's just something special about choosing to do something. The blurb above mentions academies and becoming a Spinster. Even the word Spinster sounds scary in this context.
I can't wait to read this book! October can't come fast enough.