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