Thursday 28 April 2011

The Time Will Come #12

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Jodie at Books For Company where we can spotlight books that we've had for ages and never seem to get around to reading.
I've had Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken on my shelf for months and I really want to read it- and it looks great and the reviews on it are mostly positive- but I never seem to be able to find time to read it. I have so many books that I have to read right now, and so a lot of books that I've bought end up being sidelined. But I really love the cover too!
This one is a fantasy story about a wizard and a quest, and a slow boiling love story (my favourite kind!). Hopefully one day I'll find time to read it.

Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.


  1. I really love the sound of this book but I find the cover really creepy. *shivers* Hmm, but you've definitely got to read it so I can find out if it's really worth getting and just covering the cover up whilst I read lol.

  2. Aw- I quite like the cover on this one- although it does look like she is staring up from underwater lol!

  3. I agree! You need to hurry up and read it so we can find out whether or not we should. The blurb sounds so intriguing :)

  4. Oh wow! l don't think l have seen a review on this, would love to know your thoughts on it =)


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