Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (70)

Waiting on Wednesday is a bunch of weekly fun hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. :)

Title: Crewel
Author: Gennifer Albin
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers (Macmillan imprint)

From Goodreads:

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 been waiting for months for this book, even since I heard Genn talk about it last July (hi, Genn, I was that awkward girl who didn't say much at that dinner with Mindi Scott and Mandy Hubbard after Mandy's signing with 5 other YA authors). :)

This book sounds odd and quirky and a little dark and mysterious and I want it so bad. And the cover is funky and bright and swirly. I'm honestly prepared to beg Crystal at Raincoast for an ARC of this book. ;)


  1. Hi there :) just popping in...This seems like a good book.

    I'm also your newest follower :)

    Here is my choice...
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  2. The cover is so eye catching. It also sounds great. I have my fingers crossed that Crystal will send you one (she is awesome so...).

    Great choice, and how cool you've already met the author!

  3. Love your pick! I have to say that Wednesday is my favorite day because I find so many great books to add to my shelf. And this one will definitely be added! Thank you for sharing! :)

    Here's mine:

  4. Ooh, I LOVE that cover...and the book title is so intriguing. Very tempting!

    Here's MY WOW POST

  5. This is either the second time I'm seeing this one today or I'm right now leaving the second comment here. XD (If the latter is the case: Sorry!)

    Patricia // My WOW

  6. This looks soooo, soooo awesome. Only found out about it today, but I'm already dying to read it! Awesome pick! :)

    Fictional Distraction

  7. I reallllllllllllllly love the cover on this book! SO COLORFUL! I want to know what a Spinster is! Love your blog! Im your newest follower!

    Here is my WOW
    If you're interested, come check out the THREE Giveaways I have going on at my blog!

  8. I can't wait to read this one. It sounds freaking AMAZING, and it took me forever to realize that there was a GIRL in the cover. #AshyFail. But now that I see it, I like the cover. :)

    my WOW.