Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that highlights the books you are most anticipating. This week's exciting soon-to-be-released novel is Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin, due out October 16 from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin
In the world of Arras, the Guild has the power to decide your employment, and becoming a Spinster, a person who can weave time and control the lives of others, is the most coveted position available. It offers everything a young girl could hope for, but it is not a fate Adelice Lewys wishes to endure. Although she possesses the gift to weave time, she is trying her hardest to keep this gift a secret in order to avoid having to manipulate someone else's life. Unfortunately, she accidentally exposes her gift during her examination and now has one hour to escape the grasp of the Guild. Mystery, suspense, and dare I say a Giver-like dystopian plot are all woven together to craft this cautionary tale about the dangers of a powerless society.