Review: Woven by Adrian Page

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

August Wisteria woke up one morning and discovered that her wife, Clara, was no longer there. Her desk was packed up, and their bank account was suspiciously light. With two little girls at home, August couldn’t follow. Worse, she realized that she wasn’t meant to. Clara had always been flighty, but August never could have guessed that she’d take the leap in leaving them behind. In the fallout, August reconnects with her childhood best friend, Seonhwa. Years before, they had a silent falling out that left a void where her heart should have been. But Sunny is back now to look after her ailing mother. Through their grief, they rekindle their friendship and, perhaps, something far more.  

I was privileged to be a part of the beta team for this gorgeous installment of the Threads series. From the moment I read the first page of Knotted, I knew I was hooked. Adrian’s writing style is gorgeous, straddling the line of technically sound and lyrical. It’s impossible to not become engrossed by her flowery prose. 

Page crafted a friends-to-lovers story that left me feeling raw. My heart was often somewhere between breaking and mending at any given point during the book. I found myself oscillating between wanting to see August put her old life back together and burn it all to the ground to start something new. And that, I feel, is the power of this book. It touches upon some deeper questions I feel we all must ask ourselves: are we living our own lives? Or are we allowing life to happen to us? More importantly, are we truly happy?

Woven is written non-linearly but is structured in an approachable way. I had no difficulties in keeping track of the story, which is often my hang-up with other non-linear storylines. I would also like to tip my hat to Adrian for being able to feature so many “NPCs” or “side characters” without muddying the waters with unnecessary detail and complicated lines of connection. 

I have fallen in love with the Threads series and this book. For anyone looking for a lesbian fiction with strong friends-to-lovers and found family vibes, this will definitely be a book you want to add to your collection!

You can find Adrian Page: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads.


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