Waiting on Wednesday: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

Gennifer Albin
Coming October 16th, 2012
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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.

c.j.'s thoughts
I saw this last week and immediately fell in love.  Not only is the cover gorgeous, but the concept is one of the most interesting and original I've ever found in YA fantasy.  Or fantasy in general, really!  I also think it's funny that the powerful girls are called "Spinsters."  Chortle.  It also sounds like it will bring up a lot of fun issues relating to duty and free will, which are always fun.  Also, it doesn't mention a love triangle.  I'm super excited about lack of reference to a love triangle.


  1. You are too right to want this one! I read it this past week and it is utterly amazing. It's on Netgalley if you can get it. :)

    1. I just put in my request, so fingers crossed!

  2. Oooh, this one sounds good--but I'm pretty skeptical about the lack of a love triangle. It's like a prerequisite to get your YA book published these days. Fingers crossed, and I'm adding this one to my queue.

    1. It's at least not blatantly mentioned in the blurb (not even a normal romance is!), so I'm hopeful.

  3. I'm so excited for this book! I have an ARC and I can't wait to get to it!! Awesome choice this week :) Check out my WOW:

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

    1. Oh, jealous! I can't wait to see your review.

  4. This was on my WoW post last week :) I have wanted to read this book since BEA2012, the cover is absolutely gorgeous and the synopsis sounds fab! I cannot wait to read it!! :)

    My WoW


  5. I've seen this a few times, but not until now did I read the description! lol It sounds awesome! :D Great pick!
    And thanks for stopping by my WoW

  6. This is one of my few must reads of this year that I haven't pre-ordered yet. Can't wait!! Great pick this week. :)