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Waiting on Wednesday: Crewel

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:

by Gennifer Albin
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Author Website
Pre-order on Amazon

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 as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. 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 wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

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 stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

At first I judged this book by its cover and was wowed, then I read the description and I was officially sold 100%. Read the description above, then I dare you to tell me that you’ve heard of anything like it before. I certainly haven’t. “The power to embroider the very fabric of life?” This sounds like being almost “god-like”. And she doesn’t want this power? I love Adelice already!! If there was any way that I could get my hands on this book now, I would be at the front of the line, begging for the opportunity!