May 25


Hi everyone! Today I have with me the amazing author, Alexandra Bracken and her book BRIGHTLY WOVEN! Before we find out what “would you rather” Alex would rather experience, here’s a bit about her and her amazing book!

A little bit about Alex: She wrote Brightly Woven as a birthday present for a friend, and the story   grew and flourished during a year of unpredictable, wild weather. A native of Arizona, she is a recent graduate of the College of William and Mary, where she majored in History and English. She now lives in New York City.

Brightly Woven blurb: 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.

Doesn’t Brightly Woven sound amazing? Well…it IS amazing! I read it a few months ago and immediately fell in love with this fairy tale-esque book!

Now, onto my short little interview!!

So Alex, if you could BE (literally BE) a main character in a book, what character would you want to be and what book would you want to live in until the last page is turned?

I would have to say Hermione, though that’s not a very creative choice.  It’s hard not to read HARRY POTTER and want to live in that world, huh?  And to be Hermione, who’s clever, brave, and ends up with Ron?  Sign me up!  hehe

I can definitely understand that one. Now Alex, us writer’s can be a pretty strange breed. Our imaginations run wild and we always have to ask questions in our heads, no matter how bizarre they may be. So I just have to ask…would you rather be kicked in the chest by a mustang or face-clawed by a cheetah?

Oh jeeze, probably the mustang in the chest, though I’m probably only saying that because I’ve never been kicked by a horse before…  So maybe the cheetah to the face would be a less lethal option?  Can I choose option C, RUN AWAY QUICKLY?

Now, describe the best airplane experience you could ever imagine…and remember this does not have be true…just a wish, however far away it may be

It would involve me in a window seat, with a cute boy sitting next to me who then asks for my number.  Oh wait, I lied.  It would involve me in a window seat, falling asleep the moment I sit down and sleeping through the entire flight.

Thanks for joining me Alexandra!

You can visit Alex at And to buy Brightly Woven, just click right here. I promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Join me tomorrow when I interview Egmont author, Chelsea Campbell…

And today I am visiting Kay Cassidy’s blog!


  • Violet says:

    Thanks for sharing all these fun Egmont interviews, Lindsay. I enjoyed Brightly Woven! #TeamNorth :)

    I like Alexandra’s choice of Hermione & frequently wish I had access to the Time Turner Hermione makes use of in The Prisoner of Azkaban. I also think choice (c) run away! is by far the best option in the mustang vs. cheetah debate.

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