Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine
meant to spotlight an upcoming release we're eagerly awaiting!

Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 368 Pages
Expected US Release: October 16, 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.
----------------------Goodreads summary

First off, how much do you love that cover? Because I kind of want to eat it I love it so much. (That's weird, I know - but it's the first thing I could think of.) I want to blow the picture up and wallpaper my room with it.

Second, I can't be the only one who had to read the summary twice to get it, because every time I see Spinster I just think of negativity - so it's definitely unique and interesting to read it as a job that is sought after! This just sounds so interesting and unique, I love the idea of a character not wanting to have that kind of control over other people's lives. 

And lastly, I love the cover with the summary - I think the colours and swirls are perfect to create this lovely, brilliant ethereal illusion of weaving time and matter. Perfection.

What book are you eagerly awaiting?
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  1. Obsession with BooksJune 19, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    A great pick! I am keen to read this one as well.

    My WoW, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/waiting-on-wednesday-dark-light-by-sara.html

    Have a nice week :)

  2. CheyJune 19, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    This one sounds great! I should really add it to my wishlist. :)

  3. Kari Po-Ku ▲June 20, 2012 at 5:38 AM

    I'm excited to read this one and I really like the cover. Great pick! :D

    My WoW

  4. UnknownJune 20, 2012 at 6:20 AM

    This one is on my TBR. It sounded fantastic. I hope it is as good as it sounds.. :)

    Happy Reading..
    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  5. UnknownJune 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    Sounds like a good choice.


  6. HollieJune 20, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    Every time I see this one, my cover lust for it grows! I love the sound of this one, I can't wait to read it!

    My WoW

  7. fakestephJune 27, 2012 at 5:25 AM

    DUDE! This one looks so good. I'm hoping Kate or Kim (my local bloggy buddies who went to BEA with me) got it so that I can borrow it!


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