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Most Helpful Favorable Review

17 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

Chapter by Chapter's review of Crewel

I didn’t know what to expect from Crewel by Gennifer Albin. A book about someone who has the ability to weave time? Very intriguing, right? It exceeded everything that I had ever imagined it could be. I was swept away in a world where being a girl is not very promi...
I didn’t know what to expect from Crewel by Gennifer Albin. A book about someone who has the ability to weave time? Very intriguing, right? It exceeded everything that I had ever imagined it could be. I was swept away in a world where being a girl is not very promising…

For as long as she can remember, Adelice has been trained to make mistakes…to make errors…to make herself not be who or what she is meant to be. But after just one small slip, Adelice’s life, and the lives of her family, are changed forever. The guards arrive during a celebratory dinner in honor of Adelice, to retrieve her, and start her life as a Spinster. All the training drilled into her head at such a young age…all for nothing. As a last act of hope, Adelice’s parents attempt to hide Adelice so that she can live her life free…rather than under lock and key amongst the other Spinsters.

But try as they might, it is too late. The scene describing this attempted escape is one that will remain in my head (and heart) for days to come. Beautifully written, and full of so much emotion, it was at this moment that I knew that Crewel was going to be a story that I would completely become engrossed in.

Because of her attempted escape, life with the Guild is anything but perfect. Forced to live her first few days in a dungeon with not even a toilet, Adelice knows that her life of freedom is no more, that is until Jost helps her leave her not so comfortable life in the dungeon, and takes her to one of the most prominent areas of the building. Adelice is offered a life of comfort that comes with her skills as a Spinster. Beautiful clothes, more food than she can imagine after a life of food rationing. Even the possibility of friends…until her stubbornness gets the best of her, and the one friend she had has now put her at the top of her hate list.

With the belief that she can save her sister, Adelice starts to find ways to infiltrate information from the Guild with help from Eric and Jost. And with her exceptional weaving skills, it doesn’t take long before she finds out that she is meant to be more than a Spinster, and that perhaps these skills will be her way of finally finding the freedom she longs for.

Let me start off by saying that the world building in this book was freaking phenomenal. Every detail was jumping off the pages, every character coming to life in my mind. Everything about this sucked me in and held my attention until the most cliff hangery ending in cliff hanger history! The huge twist about world of Arras was mind blowing and was a definite mind warp. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, author Gennifer Albin throws in these different changes in the plot which left me on my toes.

How cool would it be to have the ability to see the very fibers of time, and have the ability to manipulate them at will? The not so cool part would have to be having the responsibility to “rip” someone when their time has come, ripping meaning wiping them out of existence pretty much. Quite literally, their very fiber of life is in your hands. I don’t know if I would be able to hand the stress related to that!

With so many characters that you will both love and hate, a story line that will keep you guessing up to the very end, and the originality of it all will leave you breathless and screaming for the next book. A definite must have! I have found a new favorite author in Gennifer Albin, and a new crush who goes by the nam

posted by chapterxchapter on October 20, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Good, but....

I was pretty excited for this book. I am a fan of The Hunger Games series and this was really reminiscent of that. Crewel drew me and and I was really vested in the characters. Very creative writing. I loved trying to wrap my mind around the whole idea of weaving ti...
I was pretty excited for this book. I am a fan of The Hunger Games series and this was really reminiscent of that. Crewel drew me and and I was really vested in the characters. Very creative writing. I loved trying to wrap my mind around the whole idea of weaving time and space and what the spinsters do. But then the author threw in, and then glorified, a lesbian relationship. This upset me a great deal. It was not at all necessary as the author could have easily chosen another avenue to make a point on how the government was controlling the people. It is not the place of the media to try to influence young readers in favor of homosexuality. Unfortunately, it is another example of desensitization of our culture. Little by little we are whittling away at what is right and true and filling the place with lies and wickedness. I am angry that I wasted my money on this. I feel like I was tricked. As a mom, I can say that my daughter will not be reading this book and I will be sure to let the other moms know what lies between the covers of this book.

posted by 16882898 on February 18, 2013

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  • Posted November 3, 2014

    The book is just alright for me, it makes me wanted to know what

    The book is just alright for me, it makes me wanted to know what happened next through out the book, but not necessarily the second series.
    I was expecting more stories about the power/talent Adelice possesses.
    Overall, it's an interesting concept of how the world was created from materials/fibers and some has power/talent to see and manipulate it.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

    pretty good

    This book is pretty good , it is not quite what I expected but did keep my attention.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Ending kinda made the book meaningless

    The book started out great, with crazy time weaving and a whole love triangle going on but the ending makes everything that u learn in the book meaningless. I'd tell u exactly why but some ppl don't like spoilers. Overall, it's a good book then the ending just ruins it.

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    Definitely different

    Very interesting book. This is definitely your average book. The spinsters weave the land, the food, the weather, people's very existence....... everything. It had it's ups and downs, but I did find it interesting and am looking forward to reading the second book.

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    Passable-Cute

    Very light, not overly engaging main character

    New ideas on surrounding-very cool world created; not explored as well as it should have been

    Interesting twist at the end

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