Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Waiting On Wednesday (5)

WOW is brought to us by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Release date: March 23, 2010

Summary from Alexandra's website:

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.

"Wow" says it all. This sounds like it's going to be one interesting novel...and that cover is gorgeous! I can't wait!



  1. She seems very interesting! This looks great, thanks for sharing :)

  2. This does sound interesting and it's a beautiful cover. I think I'm getting this with one of the 1-ARC-Tours so I am looking forward to it too.

  3. Sounds interesting, I will have to check out this one. Great pick :)

  4. Great pick! I can't wait for this one either.

  5. Ooooh...pretty cover. =)

  6. The longer I looked at the cover the more I saw! Good pick!

  7. All of these are on TBR pile, so you don't have to convince me that they're good, ha.

    I hope you enjoy them. Happy reading!

  8. This sounds superb! I want it now :D

  9. I can't read the summary, as I think I want to read this book. But the cover kind of reminds me of the cover of the copy of Magic Flute I had when I was little.
    The girl is gorgeous!