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 was disappointed, and I wish I hadn’t actually bought a copy.


If you’ve watched the whole movie, the entire flashback scene makes sense, but if you’ve just come in at the part where the flashback scene starts, it’s a slideshow of images that make little to no sense. Thanks for sharing, April! And best brackeen all, I want to hear the rest! Our lovely heroine Sydelle finds herself caught in the middle of this maelstrom of events.

We need more of those in the world. And, like Zelda, my heart dropped when I had no more pages to turn.

It’s rectangular and I feel my heart start to beat faster because I know exactly what it is. Although the thing with Henry was weird, he only appears for about half a second in the beginning of the book, so how are you supposed to understand that she has feelings for him?


The Queen manages to stab Reuel who thought she was harmless. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

When a mysterious young wizard finally brings them rain, the villagers promise him any reward he wants. I have some vague idea of a girl who weaves magical cloaks and has some unknown power, but there is no build-up to the revelation of this power. Except this is a fantasy book, so she’ll have to settle from being from somewhere like Kentucky. North mixes an antidote that saves her life.

Detailed Review Summary of Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

North tries to convinces her to trust him but she can’t. North feels warm to Syd — is that unique to North, since she does not feel it around other magicians? One day, Sydelle runs into a handsome young man while she is out roaming the nearby cliffs.

Snyder, or Kristin Cashore, you’ll love to add Alexandra Bracken to your list. Unless, hopefully, maybe, the author changes her mind. I also like that Sydelle was brave enough to confront the Imperial sorceress about saving Cliffton.

The King of their country has just died and her village is worried that the new Queen Eglantine is too young to rule. I loved his sarcastic humor, and just his whole personality, roguishly he may be sometimes. Everyone on the planet and in the far reaches of space and all the possible alternate universes. Still, she is drawn to this mysterious man who is fiercely protective of her and so reluctant to share his own past.


I read this book a while ago now, but I wanted to wait until the happy hormones died so that I wouldn’t sound like a gushing idiot: Yeah, it didn’t to me either! Recommended to Kogiopsis by: Having a book without that kind of stuff shows that a story can be truly great, and that it can captivate readers without the need to use sex or anything like that. As my beautiful, beautiful darling wishes. North is very secretive about why he was cursed and how to break the curse.

Oh, North is going to fight a dragon? This is where fantasy becomes that much harder to write than urban fantasy. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Sydelle and North’s story unfolded rather rocky-like. But every once in awhile a book comes along that totally unleashes the inner opinionated Amelia, and this was one such book. It is one of my absolute favorites!