Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine . It's where we showcase all the books we can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's WoW pick is;
Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin
Expected publication: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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.
Why Crewel is selected as this week WoW's pick is pretty obvious. The cover is like a breath of fresh air and the blurb sounds like the most original dystopia ever!!!
And I'm also selected as one of the members of Crewel Street Team (Hurrahh!!) so you'll see a lot of Crewel-ish post coming soon this month! :)
For the sad story, I was actually approved for an ARC of this but because I didn't download the galley straight away, somehow when I did want to download it, the publisher had already archived the title T_T
Lesson of the day: Download all the galleys you scored as soon as you know you've been approved.