Brightly Woven By Alexandra Bracken
Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Brightly Woven By Alexandra Bracken

Publisher : Egmont
Pages : 354
Genre : Young Adult
Type : Hardback
Cover : UK Cover
Got : Bought

Rating : A


Sydelle Mirabil is living proof that, with a single drop of rain, a life can be changed forever. Tucked away in the farthest reaches of the kingdom, her dusty village has suffered under the weight of a strangely persistent drought. That is, of course, until a wizard wanders into town and brings the rain with him.

In return for this gift, Wayland North is offered any reward he desires—and no one is more surprised than Sydelle when, without any explanation, he chooses her. Taken from her home, Sydelle hardly needs encouragement to find reasons to dislike North. He drinks too much and bathes too little, and if that isn’t enough to drive her to madness, North rarely even uses the magic he takes such pride in possessing. Yet, it’s not long before she realizes there’s something strange about the wizard, who is as fiercely protective of her as he is secretive about a curse that turns his limbs a sinister shade of black and leaves him breathless with agony. Unfortunately, there is never a chance for her to seek answers.


I wasn't sure what to expect from this book but it was brilliant. With everything from adventure, humor, romance and magic, it's a perfect story. We are introduced to Sydelle, the main character who seems to be living a life that she finds boring. She wants something more and plans on exploring when she can. She meets a man, who turns out to be a wizard, he seems to like her, knowing something about her not even she knows. He asks for her to accompany him on his travels. I couldn't tell where this story was going, had no idea at the start of the book what was to come. The friendship between the two characters is a slow process that eventually turns to love, which i think is done very well. And you feel it, you feel the feelings they have for one another. This story is full of adventure and magic, wizarding duels and friendly encounters. It's beautifully written, with characters that are described vividly, who create all the emotions of a perfect book. I couldn't stop reading, it grabbing me to the point of wanting to read it again when i finished it. If you like an historical setting with feisty characters that provide fun and danger, read this, it's beautiful.

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