by Gennifer Albin
Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Published: October 16th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Goodreads Synopsis:Enter a tangled world of secrets and intrigue where a girl is in charge of other’s destinies, but not her own.
Sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has always been special. When her parents discover her gift—the ability to weave the very fabric of reality—they train her to hide it. For good reason, they don’t want her to become a Spinster — one of the elite, beautiful, and deadly women who determine what people eat, where they live, how many children they have, and even when they die.
Thrust into the opulent Western Coventry, Adelice will be tried, tested and tempted as she navigates the deadly politics at play behind its walls. Now caught in a web of lies and forbidden romance, she must unravel the sinister truth behind her own unspeakable power. Her world is hanging by a thread, and Adelice, alone, can decide to save it — or destroy it.
It wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be.
Adelice was a great character. Not really someone I would get excited for. Hold on I'll tell you why. She gets made fun of and she changes everything. All that training her parents have her so as not to ruin her life by living as Spinster and she ruins it all in one day. Because she overheard some chatty monkey making fun of her. I'd definitely say it was all her fault. Everything that happened. All of it. Yep. She also sends a bit indifferent about the fact that she's a spinster. She becomes very important and its like she doesn't care or is just to preoccupied with the boys? I did like that she doesn't lose her sarcasm with anyone just because they're famous politicians. Those scenes had me giggling like crazy!
Everything that Albin described for the weaving was so wondrous! The looms and everyone's thread. Man I would pay money to see that. It would be so amazingly beautiful. Intriguing as well. I would I'd have to be care for it as if it were a bubble. One wrong move and you could irrevocably make one person or even a whole town disappear at if they'd never existed. Or worse! Oof! Scary thought! Beautiful to see but nerveracking to handle, but as I said something I would pay to see.
Even with all the stuff I didn't like I still imagined as an intense place to live. I could see it all. It's magic meets technology. No really. They are in a way more technologically advanced but at the same time they reverted back to the old ways. Albin did a amazing job with it. You'll see what I mean when you read it.
Overall, I would give it a shot. My dislikes may not be yours but when it comes to things I liked I think you'll agree with me.