YA book reviews, reading and recommending since 2009

In My Mailbox (49)

Just one book this week but I am SO excited to read it. *stares at cover*


Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

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.

Along with the strangely powerful quakes and storms that trace their path across the kingdom, other wizards begin to take an inexplicable interest in her as well, resulting in a series of deadly duels. Against a backdrop of war and uncertainty, Sydelle is faced with the growing awareness that these events aren’t as random as she had believed—that no curse, not even that of Wayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry.

Comments on: "In My Mailbox (49)" (9)

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this 🙂 I love the cover.

  2. Looks like a great book this one. Enjoy!

  3. This one is a gorgeous cover!=) I’ve heard great things about this book so I am sure you’ll enjoy it!

  4. It does have a lovely cover, and sounds really good. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  5. I’ve been wanting to read this one for a little while. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  6. Brightly Woven looks really interesting. Hope you enjoy reading it.

  7. I’ve been dying to read this book. It looks fabulous!

    xx,
    E.J.

  8. Just finished it–it was great! Definitely recommend.

  9. Yes, this is one I been waiting for!

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