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Crewel

by Gennifer Albin

Square Fish | October 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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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.
 
Crewel is the first book in Gennifer Albin''s gripping young adult series.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.18 × 5.66 × 1.08 in

Published: October 15, 2013

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 125003423X

ISBN - 13: 9781250034236

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Crewel

by Gennifer Albin

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.18 × 5.66 × 1.08 in

Published: October 15, 2013

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 125003423X

ISBN - 13: 9781250034236

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ONE     I CAN COUNT THE DAYS UNTIL SUMMER draws to a close and autumn seeps into the leaves, painting them ginger and scarlet. Right now, though, the dappled light of mid-afternoon is glorious emerald, and it’s hot on my face. With sun soaking into me, everything is possible. When it is inevitably gone—the seasons programmed to begin and end with smooth precision—life will take its predetermined route. Like a machine. Like me. It’s quiet outside my sister’s academy. I’m the only one waiting for the girls to be released. When I first began my testing cycle, Amie held her pinkie finger up and made me swear to meet her each day after I got out. It was a hard promise to make, knowing they could call me anytime and sweep me away to the Coventry’s towers. But I make it, even today. A girl has to have something constant, has to know what to expect. The last bit of chocolate in the monthly rations; the tidy ending to a program on the Stream. I want my little sister to be able to count on a sweet life, even if the heat of summer tastes bitter now. A bell tolls and girls pour out in a surge of plaid, their giggles and shouts breaking the perfect stillness of the scene. Amie, who’s always had more friends than me, bounces out, surrounded by a handful of other girls in the awkward stages of early adolescence. I wave to her and she dashes toward me, catching my hand and pulling me in the direction of our house. Something about her
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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.
 
Crewel is the first book in Gennifer Albin''s gripping young adult series.

About the Author

Gennifer Albin  holds a master's degree in English literature from the University of Missouri and founded the tremendously popular blog The Connected Mom. She lives in Lenexa, Kansas, with her husband and two children.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Crewel:

"The halls of Coventry are dark and twisted places readers will want to visit." -The New York Times Book Review

"Albin has created a unique world that is as fascinating as it is frightening. Absolutely thrilling!" -Josephine Angelini, bestselling author of Starcrossed

"I love how time in Crewel is a physical, shimmering line that can be touched and woven into a pocket of safety in a lethal world. Original, artistic, layered, and nimble, Albin's novel is a compelling read." -Caragh O'Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy

"Crewel is a book about romance, knowing who to trust, and destiny." -Seventeen.com

"The next big YA thing-to-come." -The Atlantic Wire
"An incredibly interesting mix." -Hypable.com

"Unusual, brilliant." -MTV's The FabLife.com

"If you liked The Hunger Games, try Crewel." -Redbook.com

"The next big dystopian blockbuster." -Booklist

"Captivating and intense, the right balance of mystery, romance, and drama." -Publishers Weekly

"Aspects of Crewel bring comparisons to The Hunger Games." -VOYA
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