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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Sydelle, like Link, lives in a small village with a few acquaintances here and there. The story was so creative, and thought out perfectly. Once in a while I find myself lost in a beautiful story, with great characters I get to know and love so much, that I find it difficult at the end to let it go.

The pair rushes toward the capital, intent to stop an imminent war, pursued by Reuel Dorwan a dark wizard who has taken a keen interest in Sydelle and plagued by unusually wild weather.

Sydelle can’t help hating the wizard who took her away from her friends and family. Alexandra Bracken’s worldbuilding just didn’t do it for me. The story starts a bit slow, but after the 6th chapter there is a lot more action and more important details are revealed that I couldn’t get enough of it. The wo Brightly Woven is a stay-up-reading-late-into-the-night worthy book! Magic and wizards and weaving, oh my!

Aug 13, Elevetha rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: May 12, at 4: View all 3 comments. And maybe someday I will write a review like Anila’s and it will shine through like the bright light it is. Through a journey that spans a country, magic and hard-won romance are woven together with precision and brilliant design by a first-time novelist. The King had been making efforts to improve trade relations between Palmarta and Saldorra, in the hopes that the two countries can live in peace with one another.


Forthright and sensible, she puts up with only as much of North’s nonsense as she absolutely must to survive and, despite his vagueness and his secrecy, her focus never wavers from saving her country and her home from those who would see it destroyed.

When it finally came and I finished squealingI just sat there for a while and stroked the cover awesome cover for a awesome book.

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Ohhh, but North has a dark secret. Bracken drew me in with page one, and didn’t let me go until the last page. Have you ever seen those flashback scenes in movies? And when the romance finally did happen it was sweet and real. And she carries this same attitude all throughout the book.

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That really is something nowadays, to write a clean novel. Reading the blurb, it seemed like it had everything I covet in a book – magic, adventure, faraway lands, mystery, intrigue, and of course, romance. I was absolutely sucked in. Just one look at it made me so excited to read this book.


I liked how the story starts off slow but gains momentum gradually until things are happening and they are happening fast. Please provide an email address. 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 ruling wizard class.

I really have no complaints with the characters! While she is staying at the castle, she overhears North and his mother having an argument about her. I’m hoping for a sequel, even though the story ended nicely.

The town had been in a drought for years and to show their gratitude Sydelle’s father tells North he can have anything he wants for his great service to the town.

He chooses the village elder’s daughter, sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, who is a skilled weaver and has an unusual knack for repairing his magical cloaks. I was about twelve when I found out that my birthstone was aquamarine.

Nothing else existed when I was reading this book. I loved his sarcastic humor, and just his whole personality, roguishly he may be sometimes.