Friday, April 9, 2010

Review: Brightley Woven

One moment Sydelle and her friend Henry are hanging out on the rocks and then next, it's raining. Their village hasn't seen rain in ten years. Shortly after, they spot a wizard. Together they all head into the village not knowing just how much their future is about to change. Wayland North, the wizard, takes the credit of bringing the rain. The chief, Sydelle's father offers him a reward. He's stunned when he finds out the wizard wants his daughter.

> Wayland believes he can stop the upcoming war with Sydelle's help. Together they set out cross the country to deliver their information. Sydelle can't help hating the wizard who took her away from her friends and family. In time, she grows to understand him more and appreciates him. They must overcome obstacles: rogue wizard attacks, a new queen trying to find her place, and two country leaders determined to go to war for all the wrong reasons. Sydelle wants to help stop the war so they can get on with their lives, but then she overhears Wayland talking about her and she can't believe her ears. Suddenly her world's turned upside down and she doesn't know who to trust or what to do next.

My Thoughts: An awesome debut - way to explode onto the scene. Love the fantasy/war story with a little bit of romance mixed in. I'm a sucker for wizard tales and I loved it. I do hope there's more coming.

The Cover: I have mixed feelings.

Source: My library.

Fun Fact: A debut novel written as a birthday present for a friend = awesome!

Fun Fact #2: There's a funny story when the author buys a copy of the book


Jessica said...

I think I'm gonna have to read this soon. It sounds good. I'm not really a huge fan of the cover, though, which is why I keep putting it off, I think.

BTW - That story about her in the book store is so cute! That would totally be me, too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your review. I added it to my wish list.