Thursday, December 2

Wildwing by Emily Whitman

Wildwing by Emily Whitman
Release Date: September 21, 2010
Publisher: Greenwillow Books 
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 368
Buy This Book: Amazon

Summary: Addy knows there's so much more to life than what she has. She must be destined for more than being a maid to an eccentric elderly man. And so when she finds a mysterious contraption in the gentleman's study, of course she steps inside. Of course she bumps into the wrong button. Suddenly Addy is in medieval England, mistaken for the young woman betrothed to the lord of the nearby manor. It's destiny. But is it home? And will she ever find her way back to her own time? Will she want to, once she's met the shy, handsome falconer's apprentice? 

My Thoughts: Another historical read. I usually tend to stay away from these because I don't like many. Yes, there are some I like. But the majority, I don't enjoy as much as other romance books.

We are introduced to Addy, who is basically a peasant. She gets picked on by the other girls, she walks with her head down, she wants to just fit in and if she can't; just be ignored completely. Addy lives in England in 1915. One day after an incident with another girl her mother threatens to send her away to work and do what "she's supposed to do." But things don't go as planned and she ends up working for an elderly old man. He lost his son years ago and has never been the same sense.  While in his house cleaning, she finds a device that is  a time machine that takes Addy back in time to her town during the Middle Ages. She thinks this is so great! She can go back in time and live as someone else! She goes back and is mistaken for Lady Mitilda so she plays along thinking its better than whoever she really is. She finds out shes to be the bride of a much older man, ick. And of course she meets Will and falls in love with him instead. And that is basically forbidden because she's already promised to another. Of course there is a lot of other things going on behind the scene and Addy realizes just what she has gotten herself into!

Wildwing was a creative book but it just didn't hold up for me. It was predictable in some parts, I knew what was going to happen before it would happen and that bugged me. I want to be surprised. I don't like seeing things coming. 

Overall: I liked Wildwing but didn't love it. It was an okay historical romance. I wish I could have gotten more surprises but overall, I'm happy with the way it ended. I'm glad things went that way. I liked seeing all the dilemmas she got herself in. She wasn't perfect.

Cover: The cover is cute. I like the frame!

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Guinevere said...

Good honest review, thanks. I like the balance.

Romance Novels said...

Great review! I am also glad that you are straightforward and honest with your reviews. I'd had my eye on this book and thought it looked good, but now I think I might pass (or at-least move it down on my list). :)

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Anonymous said...

Great review, Cindy! Sorry you didn't enjoy it that much. That often happens to me when reading historical.

Precious said...

Aww. Sorry you didn't enjoy it that much! It has such a good time travelling element. It sounds a bit like The Dresskeeper, only much more worse. Great honest review!


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