Gennifer Albin’s Crewel World romantic fantasy series envisions a future where women are recruited–and expected to give up their freedom–to use their magical . : Crewel: A Novel (Crewel World) (): Gennifer Albin: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. “The halls of Coventry are dark and twisted places readers will want Crewel: A Novel (Crewel World Book 1) – Kindle edition by Gennifer Albin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or.

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A shadowy government with no real motivations to be seen? Nov 03, Zoe rated it it was ok Shelves: I really enjoyed the book.

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Succumbing to even more of the genre’s cliches, Crewel also has a love triangle. That is really fucking sexist.

There were too many unanswered questions for my liking, including the power dynamic and divisions in the society, which I think could’ve given “Crewel” a bit more leverage in addition to the cool weaving elements.

And don’t even get me started on how she gennider the man who has potentially massacred her entire family, and then forced her to travel with him endlessly smiling and posing for pictures. She’s told that if she cooperates, her sister will be fine.

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And even though I didn’t read that far into the book and wasn’t able to see how the romance went, what I read so far didn’t impress me. I mean, at a time when your parents have probably just been algin and these people could do the same to you at any time do you moan about getting dressed up?


The places where she does step up feel manufactured and contrasting to the times where she recedes back into a love sick Mary Sue.

Don’t even get me started on the romance. On the day of testing, however, Adelice fails to fail and when The Guild, the totalitarian government which controls every aspect of their lives, comes to take her away, her parents force her to run away.

Books In This Series 3 Books. But Adelice isn’t interested. The corruption of Arras gebnifer so complicated and rooted so deeply into the world.

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I think that she did a great job writing this story and I could feel the emotions and look at the memories very clearly. I’m probably among a vocal minority as far as it not being my cup of tea. Oh, I am not happy. Almost right from go there is a kind of inconsistency in the position and the behavior expected from women that made it obvious to me that the author wanted the reader to notice something is off in the gender department, something that might have been different or even better at some point in the times proceeding the plot.

It was so damn confusing. Maele takes her scalpel and tears into the weave out of anger. I just really hate books that build you up for something big, then let you down with a truly crap story. I know of one person who is majorly awaiting book two.


For a novel that is supposed to be about the struggles of women in a highly patriarchal world, this novel was dreadfully sexist. While this type of character can be appealing in his own way, I prefer Jost’s untamed character to Erik’s refined one.

A twisted part of me wanted sixteen years old Adelice to fall in love with forty two years old Cormac. But then Albin threw in that cgewel twist when I was least expecting it.

View all 16 comments. I feel like I’ve accomplished something big! Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Now you have to wait Yet, I want to start off by pointing out the single biggest factor albi put me off this collective novel, and it’s a significant one since it’s one of the biggest things that I look for in a story that appeals to me.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Meredith rated it it was amazing Jul 21, Characters always make or break a book for gennicer, and these wonderful characters got a big O on the “Make the reader care” O.

Just like in our world, the power distribution in Arras is no simple thing.