Wednesday 11 April 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Crewel by Gennifer Albin. Here's the synopsis:

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."

Doesn't this book sounds super interesting? I love books about time but weaving time and matter together? YES PLEASE. I like the cover which is colourful and spinny and did you know that this was a NANOWRIMO book? Oh yes. Pitched as Mad Men meets The Handmaid's Tale and The Hunger Games, Crewel sounds more and more interesting by the minute. With a dash of science fiction, a sprinkle of adventure and a spoonful of romance, it ticks all the right boxes for me and I can't wait to read it!

Crewel is the first book in a planned trilogy and is published on 4th October 2012 in the UK and 16th October, 2012 in the US.

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