Thursday, October 14, 2010
This is an enchanting fantasy novel for teens that will appeal to adult readers as well. It embodies many themes typical of fantasy novels, but there are also many original and surprising elements as well. Sydelle is an admirable heroine, strong and resourceful, willing to make sacrifices, and brave enough to follow her heart, even when she's not quite sure where it's leading her. I look forward to seeing further work from Alexandra Bracken after reading this delightful first novel.
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken (Egmont, 2010)