I've never read anything quite like Crewel before. It takes your imagination to a whole new level. The story is filled with intrigue, suspense and excitement.
I had a love/hate relationship with Maela. You always love to hate the villain, and sometimes I really did, but she was such an interesting character that the hate didn't last long. Adelice was the star of the show though. She may be young, but she's very smart and in-tune with herself. I liked how she took control.
The ending was absolutely perfect! It closed the story up beautifully, but left enough open for a second book. Which I gotta say, I wanna read... BAD! I need to know what happens to Adelice, Erik and Jost.