Monday, October 24, 2011
Review: Brightly Woven
By Alexandra Bracken
Source I own it
First sentence The day the rains finally came was like any other, with blistering air coating the canyon in a heavy stillness.
When Wayland North wanders in to a town suffering a drought he brings the rain. It return for this favor he is rewarded anything he asks for. He chooses Sydelle, a young woman who has longed for adventure, but hanging out with North who drinks too much and drives her crazy isn't as exiting as she thought.
I'm going to steal a page from Melissa from One Librarian's Book Reviews. Cause I didn't hate this one but I didn't love it either. There was an equal amount of good things and bad things...Make sense? Anywho, Melissa always points out things she likes and things she doesn't like. So here goes.
Things I liked...
I really enjoyed the premise and idea behind this one; it was unique and fun. I liked the idea behind Jinxes and North's curse. The adventure was fun and I was rooting for the good and booing at the bad but...
Things I didn't like...
I hated both of the main characters. Sydelle, (cool name btw) was headstrong and to all over the place in her emotions and North was a control freak! Why would a girl go for a guy who never showered?! Ewww. I also was unimpressed with the traveling. Most fantasy books have a lot of traveling and I usually love it, but the traveling in this one felt like a way for the author to use the "cool" map at the front of the book. There was no rhyme nor reason to it. Just cause it's on the map doesn't mean the main characters HAVE to go there.
So, yeah, I liked some stuff but other things just bothered me.
Would I recommend it?
Yeah, it wasn't awful and most people aren't as picky about characters as me.