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Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: Wildwing

Title: Wildwing
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult-Historical/Fantasy
Author: Emily Whitman
Publisher: Greenwillow
Release Date: September 1, 2010
Book: Bought

"When Addy is swept back in time, she couldn't be happier to leave her miser-able life behind. Now she's mistaken for Lady Matilda, the pampered ward of the king. If Addy can play her part, she'll have glorious gowns, jewels, and something she's always longed for—the respect and admiration of others. But then she meets Will, the falconer's son with sky blue eyes, who unsettles all her plans. 

From shipwrecks to castle dungeons, from betrothals to hidden conspiracies, Addy finds herself in a world where she's not the only one with a dangerous secret. When she discovers the truth, Addy must take matters into her own hands. The stakes? Her chance at true love . . . and the life she's meant to live."

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. She is then mistaken for a lady and is taken back to the castle. She meets a falconer who has striking eyes that she remembers but just can not place it. In time she falls in love, hides secrets and discovers how this falconer really is...

I like this book. Addy life was uncomfortable and painful. She dealt with the constant teasing for her peers as well as the pressure of her mother to be put in her place. Addy was never allowed to have any dreams because her life was made out for her. I loved Addy. Her character was not like the others in the book. She was strong willed and knew that there was more to life than what she had.

She yearned for adventure and wanted more. Addy, after being swept into the past, learns so much more about herself. The twist in the book was good. Very good. When she met the falconer, I had no idea who he was. Ms. Whitman did a great job holding me in suspense as her characters played out there parts in revealing the secret. And boy was I happy! I jumped for joy (literally) when I found out.

Wildwing is a great historical and one I would never forget. Ms. Whitman did a wonderful job writing two different time lines very well. During the book I felt like I was Addy chasing down secrets and learning new ways. Simply wonderful.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!



  1. The cover of this book intrigues me.

  2. A falconer? Wow! I love the cover for this one. Historical fiction is still kind of new to me so I think I want to check this one out.

  3. Thanks for reviewing this one Savy, I've been curious about it and I love a good time travel story. I want to know more about this secret and I want to take part in the jumping for joy, so this is going on the list!

  4. Sounds like a great historical read. Time travel stuff is fun, and seems to be gaining popularity in YA at the mo! :)

  5. Oh I think I want to read this one. Thanks for the review. It wasn't on my radar, but it is now! :)

  6. I haven't heard of this book but i'll definitely check it out!

  7. You had me at "falconer". I'll have to read this.

  8. I'm not a big Historical fiction fan but this actually draws my attention, it seem a good read. might check it out! thanks =D


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