Monday, November 8, 2010

Wildwing; Emily Whitman











  • ARC
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1 edition (September 21, 2010)



Synopsis


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.




My Review

I need to start out by saying this cover does not do this book justice. It actually doesn't fit the book. Your imagination can be free in Wildwing. The tale is more then star-crossed lovers. It's more like time-crossed lovers. Descriptions and details were well placed and fed the story into magical world. I wish Will had a bigger part in the book to get a better idea of his personality. As for Addy, I didn't care for her much. She was kind of an ungrateful girl.  Towards the end she had better qualities about her. Her character really grew in the 359 pages.  I was shocked by the twist in the book, I didn't imagine she would be able to get out of certain situations. This just goes to show you how well she had grown in this. Emily Whitman seemed to be able to play two era's together very well, they seemed to blend nicely.

   I do plan on reading more of Emily Whitman's books. She currently has a book out called Radiant Darkness. Wildwing is a keeper. There was talk about sex, drinking and fighting, nothing to graphic.  I do recommend this to anyone who likes a Star-crossed love, Time Travel, Quirky characters.

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14 comments:

Melissa said...

I definitely have a thing for time travel these days haha The Hourglass Door got me hooked! Great review, Liz :)

Aleksandra said...

Great review! I'll have to get this one :)

Adriana said...

I really like the sound of this book. I'll have to check this one out. Time travel sounds really fun and it's not something I've read before.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

It sounds intriguing. I'll have to check it out. :-)

Nina said...

This cover is sooo awesome and beautiful. Too bad that it doesn't fit the story very well. I cannot wait to read this for myself, it sounds so nice. Trime traveling, so much fun! :)

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I really enjoyed Radiant Darkness, and have wondered about this one. Thank you for the review, I will have to take a look at it!

Blodeuedd said...

This YA sounds so good, and the cover is pretty too, not to mention I like time travel books

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sounds fantastic. Thanks for the review :D

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

Thanks for the great review! I bought a copy as soon as it was released and can't wait to read it! :-)

Tina said...

ohhh I love storys like this...so I will be adding it to the never ending TBR....:D

~*Jessica Rabbit*~ said...

Ohhh, like the cover, not the best thing ever but still pretty. Liked the review, I'm glad to knows the heroine was kinda ungrateful, I need to know these things before making a comitment for a book... even if it is for Lula, lol.

Jennifer said...

It sounds great. Another book to add to my list. Great review. It's sad when the covers do not reflect the story well. After all it's the inside that really counts.

Jenny N. said...

Star crossed lovers...I'm in. Will have to look more into this book.

GMR said...

Love the cover...but surprised to hear it doesn't quite fit the book....at least it sounds like that's a compliment here. As for the story....sounds fairly interesting and yeah, glad that the character showed growth by books end...may have to check it out. Happy reading!