Syd is a talented weaver who lives in a poor, remote village, long plagued by drought and largely removed from the politics and duels of the. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken – book cover, description, publication history. Conventional teen tropes translate surprisingly well to fantasy romance in an uneven debut.

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I came across your blog and saw that you received and reviewed an arc of Brightly Woven a number of years back and i was wondering if you still had it? He’s got a bit of a drinking problem and isn’t too proud to stumble around making a fool of himself. Another thing that was nice for a change is the fact that even after Sydelle and North started to have feelings for each other their main purpose didn’t change which wooven to stop the war. The package is pretty, but it’s all unfurnished upstairs.

North explains that Reuel is one of the few men who are in league with the hedge witches who rogue magic users shunned by the wizarding community. There’s so much more to the story, and I don’t want to leave this world and the characters Alexandra created, I love it too much.

And she carries this same attitude all throughout the book. North feels warm to Syd — is that unique to North, since she does not feel it around other magicians? Brightly Woven A novel by Alexandra Bracken. Brightly Woven really puts a new spin on wizards and the magical abilities that come with a world like that.

It’s like people who say, Oh, Alexandra Adornetto is only sixteen and she’s written a whole, entire book, so let’s go buy it and read it and not trash it because she’s so very young! That happens to be my general state of being: In my free time I can be found binge watching The Office with my husband and baby, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring my neighborhood. Jan 25, Kristy rated it really liked it. Me every single time North was around: And I do love my endlessly flawed characters with dark secrets.


He’s funny, wise and loyal. Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x 34mm It wasn’t hard to understand and it wasn’t so over saturated with fluffiness that it was distracting.

However, I think we can all guess at why he is in there. Just waiting for the right girl to break him in. Also, Dorwan is still alive When Wayland North brings rain to a region that’s been dry for over ten years, he’s promised anything he’d like as a reward.


Brightly Woven : Alexandra Bracken :

With these kind of fantasy stories I wasn’t sure I’d understand the politics of it all, but the way it’s written gave me a clear understanding to what I was reading.

Finished this book in one day around 3: The story has a wonderful balance of adventure, magic and self-discovery. The pair rushes toward the capital, intent to stop an imminent war, pursued by Reuel Dorwan a dark wizard alexanra has taken a keen interest in Wovej and plagued by unusually wild weather.

I’m guessing they had certain expectations. It’s rectangular and I feel my heart start to beat faster because I know exactly what it is.

Brcaken the money to procure it showed up and now it’s MINE.

North and Sydelle decide to keep moving as if they stay in one place too long, Reuel might catch up with them. Even though the story is suppose to take place somewhere in the past there were also some modern elements in it that I liked – for example Sydelle brightky North shared the same room without making a drama out of it, and there were some powerful women reigning in this story like the queen and the Sorceress I’m so sick of the old patriarchal societies, it was a relief to read something a bit different.

Feb 16, Tatiana rated it did not like it Shelves: It was strikingly well written.

Review of Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

You wouldn’t know a moral if it slapped you in the face. I was impressed braacken the characters as well. It’s not bad, but the weakest link is definitely in the writing. Great choice for what I was hoping to experience in a YA fantasy read. The secondary characters, notably Owain who I wish there was a book about!


Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. I feel Bracken did a masterful job of plotting and concluding this alexajdra, but simply put… I want more. Jul 08, Kristi rated it really liked it Shelves: It really sucks that there isn’t a sequel, though. For example, I could picture these bracen Bracken described which this other character, Wayland North, used to conduct his magic. At least in urban fantasy, you can use the same societal structure, the same basic world model as the world we live in.

So go ahead and get trapped into this book’s trance of colors, power, magic and most of all bracen of adventure with traces of real human warmth that oddly come from wizards too. Apr 07, Arlene rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Review of Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken | Good Books & Good Wine

Like I said, I liked North, but he seemed a little out-of-character. I recently put this on my TBR, so it’s always great to read what other pals think. But we never get a clear idea of the religious creed they spawned.

North needs an assistant, and Sydelle is eager to see the country – and to join him on his quest to stop the war that surely will destroy her home. Sydelle is a talented weaver who lives in the tiny village of Cliffton which is part of the country of Brackdn. Brightly Woven is a fantasy tale of a young woman swept into great events. And I’ve read a lot of books, so that’s no small compliment. Many times I rant about authors being unable to tell a complete story in one book and shoving sequels into shallow story lines.

Sydelle saw the threads coming from her to the ground, to the world.