I really enjoyed Crewel. It wasn’t perfect, but I was able to really get into the story. I was concerned because this book had been on my TBR for a couple years and I was excited about it when I first added it, but then of course more books took over and I forgot about it. I was pleasantly surprised and I actually enjoyed it.
The story is really unique. It’s a type of man-made world they live in and it’s heavily controlled and monitored. Adelice has a certain gift that brings her behind the scenes of the world, but things are even worse than she thought. It’s a very interesting world the author created and I was captivated by the story.
Unfortunately, the romance didn’t do anything for me. I got it and I was rooting for them, but at the same time I just wasn’t connecting with the romance. There were no feels for me and I didn’t feel any excitement surrounding the relationship.
I’m looking forward to reading the sequel.
Best Aspect: Captivity
Worst Aspect: Romance
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4/5 rating from Zach’s YA Reviews
3.5/5 rating from Novel Heartbeat
About the book
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.