Ready for some exciting news, fantasy readers? Alexandra Bracken’s debut novel Brightly Woven is hitting shelves once more–this time as a graphic novel adapted by Leigh Dragoon and illustrated by Kit Seaton! This upper middle grade graphic novel is perfect for fans of the original as well as new readers. Brightly Woven hits shelves in June 2020, but we have two bookish goodies to tide you over until then: a cover reveal and an excerpt.
Before we get to the cover, let’s take a closer look at what readers can expect from Brightly Woven:
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken comes a magical graphic novel about discovering your own power, perfect for fans of the Amulet series and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Extraordinary things just don’t happen to 14-year-old Sydelle Mirabil, a talented weaver who dreams about life outside of her tiny village. But that all changes when a mysterious young wizard named Wayland North appears and asks for Sydelle’s help. He’s got a shocking secret that could stop a war between kingdoms—if he can reach the capital with the news in time. North needs a navigator who can mend his magical cloaks, and Sydelle is perfect for the job.
As Sydelle and North race against the clock to deliver their message, they must contend with unusually wild weather and a dark wizard who will do anything to stop them. But the sudden earthquakes and freak snowstorms may not be a coincidence. As Sydelle discovers more about North’s past and her own strange abilities, she realizes that the fate of the kingdom may rest in her fingertips.
Are you ready to get your first look at Sydelle and North?
Here we go!
We’re positively enchanted by Kit Seaton’s cover design–from Sydelle’s playful tug on the title lettering to North’s rainbow-hooded cloak (seriously, where can we get one?).
Now that we’ve seen the cover, it’s time to start reading. Check out this exclusive excerpt:
You’ll have to wait until June 2, 2020 to read the rest, but you can preorder now!
Alexandra Bracken is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds series. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William & Mary in Virginia. After working in publishing for several years, Alex now writes full-time and can be found hard at work on her next novel in a charming little apartment that’s perpetually overflowing with books. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter.
Kit Seaton grew up on a steady diet of comic strips, 80s cartoons, and volumes of illustrated fairy tale books. She’s bussed tables, sold computers, slung coffee, directed plays, and designed costumes before finally finding her home illustrating comic books. Kit earned her master’s in illustration from the Hartford Art School and has taught comics and illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, and California State University Fullerton. She makes her home with an old snuggle-grump house-cat named Gus, and a puppy named Panya in the Inland Northwest.
Leigh Dragoon was raised in a log cabin in the Adirondacks, where she developed an early love of reading and writing. She became a fan of Little Women at age nine, after Beth’s demise made her bawl herself to sleep. This led to a life-long appreciation of the book. After years of annual re-reads, she also became fascinated with learning about Louisa May and her family. Leigh has several print publications of her own, both graphic novels and prose, through HarperCollins and Penguin. She adapted both Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy and Marie Lu’s Legend series into graphic novel scripts. She also written two prose Adventure Time novels: Queen of the Rogues and The Lonesome Outlaw, as well as creating original comics stories and scripts for Mattel’s Ever After High and Disney’s Tangled.