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