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Content Review: Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

Brightly Woven
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Age of Main Character:  16
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA (March 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160684038X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606840382
  •  When Wayland North brings rain to a region that's been dry for over ten years, he's promised anything he'd like as a reward. He chooses the village elder's daughter, sixteen-year-old Sydelle Mirabel, who is a skilled weaver and has an unusual knack for repairing his magical cloaks. Though Sydelle has dreamt of escaping her home, she's hurt that her parents relinquish her so freely and finds herself awed and afraid of the slightly ragtag wizard who is unlike any of the men of magic in the tales she's heard. Still, she is drawn to this mysterious man who is fiercely protective of her and so reluctant to share his own past. 


    The pair rushes toward the capital, intent to stop an imminent war, pursued by Reuel Dorwan (a dark wizard who has taken a keen interest in Sydelle) and plagued by unusually wild weather. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. As Sydelle discovers North's dark secret and the reason for his interest in her and learns to master her own mysterious power, it becomes increasingly clear that the fate of the kingdom rests in her fingertips. She will either be a savior, weaving together the frayed bonds between Saldorra and Auster, or the disastrous force that destroys both kingdoms forever.

    Blog Review 

    Sexual Content:

    -Minor

                -Sydelle and North kiss twice, without much detail.

                -Although nothing much physical happens, there’s a lot of tension and longing between the main characters.

     

    Language:

    -Minor

                Made up phrases like “What in the name of the seven hells” and “by the gods” are used a couple of times.

     

    Violence:

    -Moderate

     

    Other Notables:

    -This book has mythical creatures including wizards, dragons, and goddesses.

    -North drinks a lot to keep from suffering from a curse that is painful.

     

    Was it any good?

    I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it!  For my full review, go to the Reading Teen blog review.

     

    Rating:

    9 out of 10

     

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