Thursday, 21 January 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (7)


Brightly Woven
Alexandra Bracken
3/23/10

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 prote
ctive 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 W
ayland North, is quite as terrible as the one she herself may carry.


So, not only does this book sound amazing in it's fantasy/historical world, but Alexandra is a debut author. A debut author younger than my sister. And my sister's only 10 years older than I am. Does this not sound kick ass to anyone else?

So, what are you guys waiting on this odd Wednesday?

--Julie

5 comments:

  1. I love this book hope you enjoy it as well.

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  2. oh my gosh, I so can't wait for this :)

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  3. I was looking for the review of that book and couldn't find it anywhere! Thanks :-)

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  4. I'm really looking forward to this one.

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