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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The reflection of lightning on her face, you can just feel the magic already. Return to Book Page. Is there a larger reason why jinxes were killed?
My only complaint is that there is not more. A few moments later, yet another wizard decides to prove how powerful he is alwxandra blowing a blue powder on everyone that makes everyone face their worst nightmare. It took me about 50 or so pages to really get involved with the characters, I really alexahdra I would have read this sooner!! I fell into a zombie-like state for the next month that was only paused for my hand to find the bag of Baked Lays BBQ chips.
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Apr 14, Amelia, the pragmatic idealist rated it it was ok Shelves: But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. Apr 07, Arlene rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This isn’t to say I didn’t like it, because I did.
Her writing, however, has come a long way from this first attempt, and her The Darkest Minds series even graces my favorites shelf. She’s like the typical YA heroine in the anthem of “girls are macho too!
It’s one of the rare cases where I wish it were longer rather than shorter–because you can’t just bring up tons of interesting plot points and pass them by. He’s funny, wise and loyal. Tamora Pierce’s been doing it for ages, with her Tortall books.
Sep 16, Katie rated it it was amazing Shelves: The romance in the story was excellent and I was pleasantly surprised at how much was in it. Becca Von Zweck says: Everyone else is a stock character, especially the Crazy McEvilpants villain. After all, it was my first reaction and so the most undiluted, utterly unaffected by the opinions of others.
And, like Zelda, my heart dropped when I had no more pages to turn.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Giveaway. The words were-how else can I describe it? North was exasperating and insufferable at times, but he’s also complicated, tortured, charming and every bit just as a confused vulnerable young man with a broken soul. It was so much fun to watch her grow, learn and except what she was, a jinx. The people were so happy that he made it rain that they offered him any reward he wanted.
In combination with the characters, the romance and the writing, it made for an excellent plot. The point of a good book is that you sink into the story, feel for the characters, try to puzzle out what’s going to happen next, and where the story is heading. I enjoyed that aspect immensely, but at the same time it kept me from really connecting with one in particular.
Overall a remarkable debut novel that has got me excited to read whatever Bracken writes next. Trivia About Brightly Woven. I can’t remember the last time I was so excited over a book – I actually pre-ordered it, something I’ve never done before.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. She’s a fighter and a kick-ass mother figure. There was actually a purpose and a basis for it, and I ended up giving in and saying, ‘Well, okay. Meeting a word count doesn’t mean you have to cut out essential parts of your story, and make it so choppy and uneven.
I can’t even express my words for this book with a simple review, it is that amazing. Sydelle was a wonderfully developed character. There was no floating away from the plot to sneak in bits of romance- the author managed to do that without straying. Hecate doesn’t believe North when he tells her that Reuel is behind the imminent war. Or so Syd thinks. A picture is worth a thousand words and I hope this shows some of my love.
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
There was a lot alesandra mystery shrouding the characters in this novel. He took her away from her family and her comfort zone with zero explanation. 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? This is an awesome debut and a great way to explode onto the YA scene. As my beautiful, beautiful darling wishes.
It wasn’t done too quickly, which is always an important aspect to me. Sydelle is appalled that Hecate doesn’t care enough about her little village of Cliffton to stop the impending war.
More By and About This Author. I annoyed my mom for ages until she finally gave in and took me to the jewelers to buy me an aquamarine pendant.