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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Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Brightly Woven Sydelle helps a wizard to stop an imminent war between her country and a neighboring kingdom, in the process falling in love with the wizard and discovering she has dangerous magical powers. Every place and name is etched so richly through out this novel. Fans of high fantasy such as Graceling and Finnikin. North is very secretive about why he was cursed and how to break the curse.

First, the main character. Just that it suffered a bit from build-up, which doven me a little wanting. I was disappointed, and I wish I hadn’t actually bought a copy. Reading Brightly Woven is like coming in only at the flashback scene.

Review of Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Did I mention she was in college when she wrote this beautiful book? Apr 03, Gemma rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. And best of all, I want to hear the rest!

Brightly Woven is a fantasy tale of a young woman swept into great events. Trivia About Brightly Woven. Such a beautiful, beautiful darling.

The character are just as strong as the storyline. I loved her fiery disposition, yet her quiet, gentle care and I can hardly contain my excitement over this book! 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.


Spastic flailings during the Crowning Moments of Awesome of my favorite books- sure. View all 6 comments.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This is an awesome debut and a great way to explode onto the YA scene.

Thus begins their whirlwind tour of all kinds of places on the way to the country’s capital to deliver a message. Click here to see the rest of this review. Apr 07, Arlene rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Because they want Sydelle to be safe, they ask her to go with North to the country’s capital, Provincia, away from the war that’s brewing at the border.

That happens to be my general state of being: I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. Sydelle forgives North for his betrayal.

Detailed Review Summary of Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Our customer reviews Originally published at A little sun shy. But this time, I’ll elaborate. This is a male version of me and alexanfra sister when we talk about this and other very few select books: Review as of second reading: It had a clever plot filled with lots of twists and turns. 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.

It’s fascinating how much creativity went into such an ingenious storyline. Peel away his layers with Sydelle and enjoy the ride.

Brightly Woven

Zelda w Picture me, circa What a jinx is. April 17, at 9: Publisher Buy on Amazon Goodreads 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.


Every author has a duty to her readers, to make sure that the money they’re spending on her books is worthwhile, and when I was sixteen and writing really trashy novels, I knew better than to think it was good enough for the general public to read.

It was a hilarious scene since everyone, including the belligerent wizard, did not expect him to aleandra that. This was aleandra fantastic debut and I really hope to see more from Bracken soon! Things sometimes felt incomplete: Her writing, however, has come a long way from this first attempt, and her The Darkest Minds series even gra If I had read this novel when it was first released, I probably would have loved it.

My favorite scene was when North agrees to duel with one of the wizards and ends the round by punching beightly in the face.

It’s not bad, but the weakest link is definitely in the writing. If this is a religion-based war, you can’t get away with writing two lines about the goddesses who are the major motivating factor behind the whole thing!

Please send me a note on twitter alexbracken on on Tumblr alexanddra. Can’t put owven any other way. The relationship between the two of them slowly strengthens and takes on an appreciable gravity and closeness across the course of their many wild dashes hither and yon across the land.