September 22, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (11)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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.

Release Date: March 23, 2010
Yeah, um, the debuting author is 22 years old!!
I cant wait to read this!


Goodreads / Amazon

13 comments:

  1. This one sounds really intriguing to me too. I'm not really sure what to expect of it but that's half the excitement I guess! Nice pick.

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  2. Nice pick! Wow 22- that's awesome! I really can't wait to read this(:

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  3. Great pick, love the cover. Have a good one.

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  4. This sounds good - I'm getting it for review soon and can't wait to read it.

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  5. Let's add it to the list! Sounds pretty good!!

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  6. Great pick! I am so excited for this book too! I knew the author was young, but I didn't know that she was only 22. She's only a year older than me, that's awesome.

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  7. That is a beautiful cover and um 22 year old author?! That makes me feel useless. =) Sounds like a good one!

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  8. I cannot wait for Brightly Woven! It sounds amazing!!!

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  9. You've been tagged!
    http://the-bookologist.blogspot.com/2009/09/whats-on-your-desk-wednesday.html

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  10. This does sound good, the cover is interesting too. Great pick!

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