What a tangled world she weaves...For generations, Spinsters have been called by Arras’s Manipulation Services to work the looms and determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die. Gifted with the rare ability to weave time with matter, Adelice is... show more
What a tangled world she weaves...For generations, Spinsters have been called by Arras’s Manipulation Services to work the looms and determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die. Gifted with the rare ability to weave time with matter, Adelice is exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in 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 once you become a Spinster, there is no turning back. Now caught in a web of lies and intrigue, Adelice must decide who to trust: her kind mentor, Enora; the handsome and mysterious valet Jost; or the charismatic Guild ambassador Cormac Patton. They each have secrets, but Adelice is about to unravel the deadliest one of all, a sinister truth that could destroy reality as she knows it.In a powerful and original debut about a world where the Guild decides everything, one extraordinary girl dares to defy the power of men and the boundaries of love.
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Crewel World (#1)
Those living and studying in the far years of the future will recall 2012 as the boom town era for Young Adult Dystopians. Like young, hopeful '49ers, the influx of success for franchises like Twilight and The Hunger Games draw in hoards of new stories betting on the popular culture hunger for heroi...
New year, new reading resolutions: I will no longer force myself to finish disasters... and from all the reviews I've read after I found myself frowning upon what I was reading. ..... [spoiler] [spoiler] the girl passes a body-bag with her father's body in it, and a couple pages later she's thinki...
This was a delightful story. It captured my interest from page one and I enjoyed the entire book. I loved the worldbuilding and the characters. Jost and Adelice seems like a good match, but parts of me wished for more between her and Erik. The plot was very intriguing, I enjoyed the whole world bein...
tl;dr |✭✭✭✩✩| This book was... ok. I am undecided if I want to continue the series, and maybe I will if I ever get through my massive stacks of to-read books. I felt as though the author had too many big issues that weren't addressed very well, and I didn't feel like the characters were very deep or...
I loved the concept of this book. Everything is made up of strings on a weave and can be "fixed" however the weavers please. I loved the characters, their relationships together mocked that of high schoolers, which works very well. The love triangle between her and the 2 boys is well played out, h...