Crewel by Gennifer Albin
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Deadly Secrets
Tangled Lies
Woven truths

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 to work the looms is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to manipulate the very fabric of reality. 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 used her hidden talent for a moment. 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 jokes. One hour to pretend everything's okay. And one hour to escape.

Because tonight, they'll come for her.

 

About Gennifer Albin

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Gennifer Albin holds a master's degree in English literature from the University of Missouri. During her student years she served as an editor for Pleiades and The Missouri Review, and since then she's founded the tremendously popular blog theconnectedmom.com.
 
Published October 16, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Too many slubs in the fabric of this dystopian romance land it in the "irregular" bin.

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Two young adult novels imagine worlds affected by alarming technology.

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Two young adult novels imagine worlds affected by alarming technology.

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Publishers Weekly

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Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewis can %E2%80%A8manipulate reality%E2%80%94weaving it like threads in a tapestry%E2%80%94a remarkable gift that only Spinsters possess. When Adelice's ability is discovered

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Shelf Awareness

Each thread represents a life, and it gets Adelice thinking about whether a ripped thread can be saved.

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Bookalicious

Its visceral and hard, but Albin handles these issues with the upmost care and never is the book so downtrodden that it depresses the reader, there is always hope in Albin’s universe.

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