This book is being pitched as Mad Men meets The Handmaiden’s Tale meets The Hunger Games which makes for an incredibly interesting mix. Check out the cover and synopsis below and tell us what you think!
And while Albin is a Hunger Games fan (though she didn’t read the series until after writing Crewel), she does want to differentiate her series from Suzanne Collins’ trilogy. “Crewel is very genre-blending,” she told us. “Even though it’s got the dystopian angle, it’s very heavily — I say science fiction but also almost a fantasy element. It’s more in the terms of Star Wars, where there’s this mysterious power, but it seems to be a more technologically based society.”
The mad men reference definitely comes from the setting and attire the gentlemen wear. I don’t think we have to worry about Don Draper making an appearance. It will be interesting to see these various elements blend together and how it all plays out in this book.
Incapable. Awkward. Artless.
That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.
Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.
Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.
Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.
Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.