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Wildwing

3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  1,372 Ratings  ·  188 Reviews

When Addy is swept back in time, she couldn't be happier to leave her miserable 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 unsettl

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Hardcover, 359 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by Greenwillow Books
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Cara
Jun 13, 2010 Cara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: for the romantics at heart
The idea of this book is what intrigued me. It's a historical setting within a historical setting. Okay let me explain that.

We have this 15 year old girl, Addy, that lives in the the early 1900's. Addy has always felt like she deserved more than what she was born into, but it seems she is destined to work with her hands just like her mother. Luckily for Addy she gets to be a maid servent for Mr. Greenwood. Addy doesn't think this is necessarily lucky, but it's better than being a scullery maid.
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Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
Jul 27, 2012 Charissa Sophia de la Rosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Fiction Lovers, Romance Lovers
Recommended to Charissa Sophia by: Lauren

I was entranced.

Up till now that I had put down my Android phone, I’m still faze by the time I spent reading this book. I can imagine my own self, getting curious by the locked room, opening it, hearing the door creaked open after fifteen years and discovering a lid, revealing a time machine inside. Up till now, I still haven’t recovered on the fact that few minutes had already passed since I’ve read it in just one day. It’s just that amazing.


Plot Summary:


Adelaine “Addy” Morrow is a fifteen y
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The Book Queen
Feb 06, 2015 The Book Queen rated it really liked it
Shelves: coverlove
Stupid Goodreads ate my review and I can't be bothered to write it all again. Suffice to say that I really enjoyed this book but couldn't quite give it 4 stars because some things let it down, so I rated it 3.75 stars. The main character is incredibly selfish and there was a serious and very annoying case of insta-love which dragged my rating down, but the plot was fast-paced, very original - no tropes here! - and I found it difficult to put down; it also had a really nice writing style with som ...more
Skedatt
Dec 12, 2010 Skedatt rated it did not like it
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Lady
Apr 26, 2012 Lady rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, young-adult
I had a cup of coffee as I reached the half way mark of this book, which naturally set my heart racing and got me all jittery. So there's a chance some of my enthusiasm for this story is a matter of all the intensity colliding with coffee.

But that doesn't change that this is a really well written book. At first I thought it was a little closer to middle-grade than YA because of Addy's simple point of view despite Emily Whitman's descriptive and interesting writing. But as Addy settled into her
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Kristi
Feb 24, 2010 Kristi rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
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. (Although I'll be changing that next year. I've already joined the YA Historical Fiction Challenge to help spur that action.)

I have to admit that it was the cover that first drew me to this story and then when I read the summary I knew I had to read it. When I first discovered it, it was shortly before the release and I was surprised that I hadn't s
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Tammie
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Summary:

Being the daughter of a poor single mother in 1913 is a difficult role to fill, as fifteen year old Addy can attest. Constantly ridiculed by her peers and treated like she is sub-human, Addy longs for a change in her circumstances. When her mother pulls her out of school after yet another fight with a wealthy classmate, Addy finds herself working as a maid for the mysterious Mr. Greenwood. Haunted by his own sad past, Mr. Greenwood unwittingly offers Addy a chance at a new life when she
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Novel Novice
Feb 15, 2011 Novel Novice rated it liked it
I don’t know about you, but one of the main reasons I love reading is the escape it provides from my everyday life. A book can transport me to another world, envelope me in a story and let me get away for a few hundred wonderful pages.

With Wildwing by Emily Whitman, the escape is twofold — because in this case, both the reader and the protagonist find themselves transported to another world.

Wildwing tells the story of reluctant housekeeper Addy — who feels shortchanged by her lot in life as the
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Princess Bookie
Sep 20, 2010 Princess Bookie rated it liked it
Shelves: read2010
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 awa
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Liralen
Apr 06, 2013 Liralen rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, reviewed, z-2013, ya
Conceptually, I love this book. I mean, I loved Caroline B. Cooney's Both Sides of Time when I was younger. Addy went back quite a ways, too, which is also great conceptually -- that much more for her to figure out.

But Addy was, forgive me for saying this, an idiot and a total brat. And okay, maybe that's realistic for a fifteen-year-old girl, but when she's supposed to be both 'smart as a whip' (page 65) and a good actress, you'd think she'd get it together to question things a little bit soone
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Heather
Sep 13, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it
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Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
Sep 09, 2011 Amanda (Good Choice Reading) rated it really liked it
I’m not typically a fan of historical fiction. In my experience, the language used often feels forced. I find it distracting and it rarely manages to hold my attention in the long run.

Occasionally there are exceptions to this, and Wildwing was one of those occasions. I will admit, I went in with the “Oyy, historical fiction :/” mindset, but within a few chapters, I had completely forgotten why I was so apprehensive.

Wildwing takes place in two different time periods, neither of which is now. Th
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Shilo Quetchenbach
Nov 23, 2012 Shilo Quetchenbach rated it liked it
This was a fun and quick read - a headstrong young girl from 1913 who cannot 'learn her place' and go meekly into service finds a time machine and travels back in time to 1260, where she is mistaken for the noble lady she so longs to be. The story is definitely light - things fall too easily into place, she meets with little resistance, she learns too quickly to fit in in 1260 where she could not in 1913 - some details are certainly glossed over. However, her story is still compelling, and her s ...more
melissa1lbr
Sep 04, 2010 melissa1lbr rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this sweet and passionate historical fiction with a smidgen of sci-fi. I thought that Addy was a fun character who was so full of life and wanting more than what she was given. I admired her and the difficult choices she eventually makes. It was fun to have a time travel twist to keep the historical setting from getting too dull. I also liked the romance :) Full review at One Librarian's Book Reviews.
Cindy
Jul 07, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it
a lovely romantic historical
with a time traveling twist.
well written and researched, my
favorite part was the description
of the hunting birds and the heroine
with her falconer.
Lena
Jan 08, 2012 Lena rated it it was amazing
Loved it soooo much! It was really great! It is my exact type of book!
Miss Manekofsky
Aug 30, 2013 Miss Manekofsky rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya
Time travel book..I did like the parts with the birds...
Jenne
Dec 20, 2010 Jenne rated it liked it
Started out good, but the end was a little too predictable.
Hallie
It could be dreadful - it could be fantastic. But it's definitely a possibility for the history project, so keeping it in mind (or rather, in my Goodreads virtual mind).

My LJ write up (which had as subject "More history fail" - probably easier to read there, though I've tried to do some re-formatting here).

It's been a while since I've done any, and it's been a while since I finished this book, but the strength of my feeling about it hasn't faded much. It's actually a wonderful book in some ways
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Lana
Feb 28, 2017 Lana rated it liked it
This book was overall enjoyable. I did find it entertaining and I wasn't bored or confused by it. The premise was interesting too, with a trip back through time to the medieval era. The setting was well-researched, and I liked how there were mentions of all the little things that someone from our time wouldn't know about or understand.

However, there were a few things that I didn't like in this book...my main problem was that the romance was too physical. There wasn't anything bad, but the whole
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Heidi Pack
Nov 16, 2016 Heidi Pack rated it did not like it
Shelves: never-read
sad. it starts out so innocent and mostly interesting, but it sure does run downhill fast after the halfway mark. I didn't bother trying to finish it.
Michele
Jan 11, 2017 Michele rated it liked it
Read for my teen daughter--interesting plot line and I'm sure she'll like it.
Aylee
Nov 17, 2010 Aylee rated it liked it
Wildwing by Emily Whitman tells the story of Addy, a girl born out of wedlock in 1913 England. Because of this, she is mocked by her peers and is forced to be a lowly maid. When she finds a time machine in her employer's home she doesn't hesitate to leave her miserable life behind and go to live in the 13th century where she's treated as a grand lady. Once there she meets Will, the falconer's son. The actual identity of Will was very obvious. Although in the author's defense, I don't think she r ...more
Amara
Aug 22, 2011 Amara rated it it was ok
It's the same old cobbled street through the same old town, but for once I barely smell the cakes from the tea shop, don't even pause to stare out the windows. I'm floating along another me, in a dreamworld...

What started out as a fun and engaging read, starring a heroine who's quick-tempered and provokes sympathy... at first, quickly morphs into something less than amazing and not as readable. With hints of the enigmatic, a wonderfully-told setting, but full of unlovable characters and unbeliev
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Dorine White
Oct 09, 2011 Dorine White rated it liked it
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. One of those books, given to me by the author herself, is a YA historical romance that I’d love to share with you. So I’m giving away the signed copy that she gave me to review.

Wildwing is a 359 page YA novel written by Emily Whitman and published by Greenwillow.

The Story- Addy lives in 1913 and is very uncomfortable with her social standi
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TheEagerReaders Violet
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. Born out of wedlock to a mother who is a hardworking, lower class seamstress, Addy has spent the first fifteen years of her life being harassed and taunted by her wealthier classmates who have made her life miserable. When she is withdrawn from school after getting into one too many fights with her classmates, she is mortified by t ...more
Tabitha Mcguire
Jan 05, 2017 Tabitha Mcguire rated it it was amazing
Good Book quick 1 day read. Loved the ending very satisfying.
Margo Tanenbaum
Teenage fans of historical romance and time travel books are sure to love this new release by novelist Emily Whitman, whose first book, Radiant Darkness, was a #1 IndieBound pick.

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
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 11, 2015 06:40PM  
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Emily Whitman grew up in Boulder, Colorado in a household overflowing with kittens, hamsters and books. Her mother read her endless books and poems, her father tirelessly told stories into a reel-to-reel tape recorder, and her two sisters joined in perpetual games of make-believe. After inhaling all the Sendak, E. Nesbit, C.S. Lewis and Tolkien she could find, she went to Harvard and studied compa ...more
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