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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In town, Sydelle decides to start earning her living as a weaver. Magic and wizards and weaving, oh my! There’s so much more to the story, and I don’t want to leave this world and the characters Alexandra created, I love it too much.

Review of Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

He tells her that they’re likely being tracked at the moment as Reuel uses things like beetles that can sense magic to alert him of their whereabouts. The back cover says this was written as a birthday gift for a friend. The King brings Sydelle to a mountain and expects her to level it. She is a weaver from a small desert town in the outskirts of a fictional country.

Me about this book: You know that person who always has a book in their purse and a glass of wine on hand? But eventually the lure of the sugar and cocoa is too strong. Reuel reveals that the poison he created was actually intended for North.

Sydelle and North’s journey from her village to the capital had so many jumps, I never got a clear picture of where they were heading, what the journey was like, and since the journey consumes at bribhtly half of the book, that is a Very Bad Thing.

I’d imagine the book sitting where I left it just begging to be picked up again.

I think about this phenomenon all the time and wonder what quality it is that pushes one over into a reading match. Notify me of brightlg comments by email. I also like that Sydelle was brave enough to confront the Imperial sorceress about saving Cliffton.


The chief, Sydelle’s father, offers him a brightpy. This is a book that will stick out in your mind, and remain memorable. Well, guys, I’m happy to brigjtly that Brightly Woven did all this for me and more. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was hard to get into If Brightly Woven was an amusement park ride, I’d say it would be a wooden roller coaster – it’s fun and exciting at times, but the ride is very bumpy, rickety, and you wonder how in the world the coaster got a license to operate in the first place.

The writing, particularly at the beginning of the novel, was very disjointed. He could really be a scuzball sometimes but he’s really very sweet and the jerk-factor only makes for a more believable character.

Becca Von Zweck says: He’s funny, wise aexandra loyal. Her writing, however, has come a long way from this first attempt, and her The Darkest Minds series even graces my favorites shelf.

Through a journey that spans a country, magic and alexanrra romance are woven together with precision and brilliant design by a first-time novelist. In that moment, he looked as if I had stripped him of his cloak and magic. Closed the cover, sighed with a smile and felt all gooey inside. She does an excellent job mending the cloak and North is impressed.

Brightly Woven is a perfect example of said mind-control. Being real and all. Sydelle Mirabel has always lived in a small, dusty town in a small, dusty corner of her country.

I don’t think I’ve ever given up on a book so quickly – PAGE 2, I swear, I give every book a fair chance, but I disliked the writing from the first page – it was so strangely immature, so empty, so cliche, as if written by a year old, bracen no finesse or artistry, no spark. Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken Also by this author: Does Syd ever learn to control her magic?


BRIGHTLY WOVEN by Alexandra Bracken | Kirkus Reviews

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? Sydelle is a girl who is chosen by a young wizard to accompany him to Provincia and carry alfxandra message that might save their kingdom from a disastrous war. But when the king is murdered the nation prepares for war.

I liked the premise of Brightly Brackkenbut it just seemed a bit disjointed View all 21 comments.

In time, she grows to understand him more and appreciates him. I am in love with it! I am more than excited to see what Bracken will come out with next. Probably not one I would read again although I’ll be interested in picking up its sequel to see alexaandra Syd and North end up next. 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.

Together they are now one my favorite love stories of all time. He asks to speak with Sydelle’s father, who is the village elder. I would really like to see the cloak Syd made North. You would get to choose where you wanted to go and who you wanted to be. Everyone else is a stock character, especially the Crazy McEvilpants villain. Resolution, world-building, character development, plot episodic and not sure what I would call the things brought up but not given their due mention.