In the world of Crewel life is created by women, Spinsters, who weave a special kind of thread. They have the power to end a life and they build the Guild, but in the end are pretty powerless compared to the men in the society.
Our heroine, Adelice, has special abilities when it comes to weaving and even though she doesn't want to become part of the Guild, she is forced to. She is thrown into a world of intrigues, power games and has to learn fast to keep her special abilities to herself. Because otherwise she might not survive her new life.
I loved the first half of the book, to me it was fascinating and nearly perfect. But then I had some issues with the explanation as to how the world in Crewel was built and what that had to do with Earth. And I wish that the love story would have taken a backseat in this first book of the series.
The last two chapters managed to make me once again super excited for the world and the characters that live in it. The things that happened at the end of Crewel were as fascinating as the first half of the book and I enjoyed it a lot.
All in all "Crewel" was not perfect for me, but it was a good book with a fascinating world building concept. And it's a book that makes me excited to go on with the series.