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Wildwing Hardcover – September 21, 2010
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“This historical novel with a time-travel twist of sci-fi will find an avid readership.” (School Library Journal)
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Then she meets Will, and suddenly everything gets a bit more complicated. Now, Addy has to decide: Stay and live a life of luxury, but a life that she can't agree with, or try to find her way back to a life she was dying to escape from only weeks before?
Review: Wildwing* is filled with lively scenes, exceptional characters, and a protagonist that really grows throughout the story.
Addy starts off seeming a bit immature, with some spunk and sass to her personality as well (thankfully, because it made her all the more interesting). But hey, you can't blame the girl for acting her age. Growing up 1913, Addy is a bastard daughter, living in poverty and she's bullied consistently by the richer girls, so it's easy to sympathize. When she lands herself in the past, it was humorous to be just as clueless with her as to the normal customs in 1240. Her mistakes were refreshing, and her growth throughout the story was wonderful to follow.
Life seems to jump off the pages and Whitman makes Wildwing rich with enough detail without it being overbearing.Read more ›
Addy seemed mature for her age and naive at the same time. I think that has a lot to do with the time she grew up in. Her life is tough in 1913. Since Addy's mom is a single mother, Addy is looked down to and thought of as a disgrace by those born of "better blood". Addy's mom just takes it and accepts her place in society. But Addy is much more strong-willed than her mom. She is not happy with the cards she was dealt with, and I couldn't blame her.
When Addy time travels and becomes mistaken for a noble lady, I thought that maybe Addy's dreams would all come true. But it doesn't take long to discover there are other motives happening behind the scenes. Not only that, but Addy falls for Will, the orphan falcon trainer. I adored Will from the moment he entered the story. I immediately wanted him and Addy to end up together. Another intriguing character was Mr. Greenwood, the widowed time machine inventor. I loved how Whitman wove the story together where every scene and character mattered.
The ending was sweet with the promise of a happily ever after. Wildwing is an elegant tale filled with suspense and romance. It proves that no matter how out of place you feel, it's the people in your life that make you feel at home. A must read for historic fiction lovers.
Ok so I don't know how well I did in describing what goes on in this book, but I think I got the general gist. I really liked this book. I'm loving time travel books lately and this one is no exception. You can see how Addy changes once she realizes being a rich high and mighty lady isn't nearly all she thinks its cracked up to be. And of course the romance is sweet and very forbidden, since they think she's a lady. I liked the journey of this story. The ending was also good, although I wish there was a little extra or something to give us an idea of how the characters deal with the aftermath of the ending. One other thing I really liked about this book was that it's not a present day girl traveling back in time. Addy's from 1913 and that just gave the story a bit of a different vibe that I liked very much.
Addy, a fifteen-year-old servant in 1913 England, dreams of a life she'll never have--a life of luxury, where people won't be constantly reminding her of her lowly place in society. But when she finds a mysterious old elevator in the dusty attic of her eccentric employer, Mr. Greenwood, she can't help herself and goes inside--pushes the button--and winds up in the 13th century.
When she's mistaken for the lord of the castle's fiance, the noble Lady Matilda, ward of the king, Addy doesn't bother to correct anyone, and despite many faux-pas in the beginning, begins to enjoy her role as future lady of the manor. Her fiance is away, and she is able to spend her time with the handsome young falconer, Will, "the lad with the eyes," learning to train Pilgrim, her very own falcon. Will's beginnings are shrouded in mystery, since he showed up lost as a toddler, with no trace of his parents to be found, a mystery that will be solved by the end of the novel. The reader is not surprised to find that Will and Addy fall in love, but what is our lovely heroine Addy/Matilda to do? Sir Hugh is soon home, eager to wed Matilda, get her in his bed--and receive the generous dowry the king has promised to bestow on Matilda's husband. Addy lives in fear that someone will recognize that she is not Matilda--should she try to take the lift back to her own time, leaving behind her beloved Will, the one she loves?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So you love time travel? I do and this book had time travel, romance and a bit of history. A definite read!Published on July 24, 2014 by ltsteelswife
While I might be late to the game where this title is concerned since it came out in 2010, I'm glad I showed up regardless. Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by K. Burgess
Last month I went to KidLitCon in Seattle. I had a great time and met lots of wonderful writers and bloggers. I came home with lots of great books and ideas. Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by Dorine White
There is just something about historicals that bring me to life. I love reading them. Addy is swept back in time when she mess with a time machine. Read morePublished on April 22, 2011 by Savannah (Books With Bite)
Why do I not read more historical fiction? It seems like every time I read one, I end up loving it, yet it is not the genre that I usually seek out. Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Kristi D.
Emily Whitman's Wildwing is a time-travel fantasy about a girl who leaves her life as a maid in the early 20th century for the life of a Lady in 13th century England. Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by The Eager Readers
I gave this book three stars for a couple different reasons. I didn't like the main characters much until the book was about 3/4 of the way threw. Read morePublished on February 18, 2011 by LoveBooks
Wildwing by Emily Whitman
Genre: YA, romance, time travel, historical fiction
Published: September 21st 2010 by Greenwillow Books... Read more
Being the daughter of a poor single mother in 1913 is a difficult role to fill, as fifteen year old Addy can attest. Read morePublished on December 15, 2010 by small review