Back in February, I had the pleasure of interviewing author Gennifer Albin about her path to publication. You can read the interview here. And now, Genn’s debut novel is officially on the shelves! If you’re a fan of THE HUNGER GAMES, or Veronica Roth’s DIVERGENT series, you won’t want to miss CREWEL, which was chosen as BEA’s YA Editor’s Buzz Pick for 2012. Which is a ginormous honor.
Here’s more about CREWEL.
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.
Congratulations, Gennifer. So blasted excited for you!