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Scottish Bookworm in Quebec

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Crewel

Crewel - It's always fun when you pick up a great read unexpectedly. I first saw this book on the Tor website, where they were offering the first five chapters for free. The concept seemed very fresh (although reminiscent of the Three Fates from Greek/Roman mythology - can't go wrong with an age-old story) and intriguing so I picked up the free five chapter sample. Before long I'd finished the first five chapters, and happily bought the full book. It really sucked me in. The premise of a girl who has the power to literally weave people's life stories and that of her region proved as intriguing as my initial reaction and I really like where Albin seems to be taking this in the next book in the series. The characters were engaging enough, with about the depth you'd expect from a young adult novel. Adelice is no Arya Stark, but then again she's no Bella Swan Cullen either. The novel is written purely from Adelice's point of view, so she - and the reader - are never entirely sure which of the people she meets can be trusted. This increases the tension nicely.This is in a similar vein to The Hunger Games, and if you enjoyed that, you will certainly enjoy this. It's well worth readingI gave Crewel five stars out of five