Today I will be reviewing Crewel by Gennifer Albin. This book review will be spoiler free! I finally got around to reading this book and I really enjoyed it. I would probably rate it at 4.5/5. "
"Enter a tangled world of secrets and intrigue where a girl is in charge of other’s destinies, but not her own.
Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has always been special. When her parents discover her gift—the ability to weave the very fabric of reality—they train her to hide it. For good reason, they don’t want her to become a Spinster — one of the elite, beautiful, and deadly women who determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die.
Thrust into the opulent Western Coventry, Adelice will be tried, tested and tempted as she navigates the deadly politics at play behind its walls. Now caught in a web of lies and forbidden romance, she must unravel the sinister truth behind her own unspeakable power. Her world is hanging by a thread, and Adelice, alone, can decide to save it — or destroy it."
I don't normally talk about the presentation of the book, but I absolutely adore this book cover. But also what's inside I really liked too. I thought the world that the main character lived in was so fascinating and very different from all the other dystopian worlds I've read. The idea that the whole world they lived in was weaved and can be manipulated at the touch of the Spinters and Creweler was so intriguing. The characters were also great to read about. I especially loved our main character Adelice. She was strong, but not in a Katniss type way. I feel like she, in some ways, is similar to Cassia from Matched. They both have that secret rebellious touch, and are strong, but like I already said, in a non-Katniss way. The other characters were also very interesting; for instance, Maela, Enora, and Loricel. The whole idea of wiping a strand "clean" or "removing" it really also represents the dystopian aspect into this world. At first I was going to rate it 4 stars, but then at the end I decided to rate it 4.5 stars. I saw the end coming, but I so excited to see where the next book goes. This book, in my opinion, is definitely worth reading! -Kait