Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Gennifer Albin #Audiobook
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 w
ho 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
Adelice is a very stubborn and strong main character. She questions everything, stuck in a situation that she will not conform to and fight every step of the way. Eventually making friends with 2 of the boys within the Coventry that help her find answers.
The story is very unusual and unique. The world that they live in all based on woven strands. Each person, building, element all a part of this complex world. Every aspect of the lives of their people is overseen by men, but through the gifts and powers of the Spinsters it is maintained to an adhesive way of living. But you don't get a choice on whether you like your position or not, you just have to play your part, or risk getting torn.
When Adelice is taken from her family home, her parents and sister taken from her. She is forced to enter the Coventry. She is of particular interest to them as it is suggested that she can weave without the use of a loom. A very rare and highly respected position awaits her if only she will prove what she can do. But that will go against everything her parents have told her.
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The narrator Amanda Dolan does a great job in portraying the emotions of Adelice throughout the production, her anger and constant questioning of the authorities is brought out in the voice she gives to the character perfectly. The pacing of the story is a constant and lead to a very enjoyable listen.
Story: 4 Stars
Audio: 5 Stars
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LENGTH9 hrs and 14 mins