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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

Hardcover, 359 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by Greenwillow Books
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Dec 02, 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.
Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
Oct 16, 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
The Book Queen
Apr 21, 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
Dec 12, 2010 Skedatt rated it did not like it
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May 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
Dec 31, 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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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
Sep 13, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it
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Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
Sep 11, 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
Princess Bookie
Oct 01, 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
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
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
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
Feb 23, 2013 Shilo 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
Sep 28, 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.
Oct 27, 2015 Virginia rated it really liked it
This is a good one time read. The author's writing style is good, but there were boring points in the story that I had trouble getting past. There were also parts of the story that followed that drew me back in and I couldn't wait to read more. The main character kind of got on my nerves and the other characters just seemed dull. I did like Beatrix and Will. I'm glad I read it, but have no desire to read it again. The ending did leave me with questions that I would like answered. I would probabl ...more
Aug 26, 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.
Aug 07, 2014 Lena rated it it was amazing
Loved it soooo much! It was really great! It is my exact type of book!
May 25, 2012 Jenne rated it liked it
Started out good, but the end was a little too predictable.
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...
Naomi Scarlett
Title: Wildwing

Author: Emily Whitman

Rating: 4/5 Stars

One day, while cleaning a room in the house where she works as a maid, Addy is swept back in time, and she couldn’t be happier to leave her old life behind. Now she’s been mistaken for the Lady Matilda, the pampered ward of the king. If she plays her part, Addy will have glorious gowns, jewels, and the respect and admiration of others that she has always longed for. But then she meets Will – the falconer’s son with sky blue eye
Addy is a lower class girl in 1913. She is trying to succeed in school so she won’t have go back to working as a maid, but her wealthier classmates are making that difficult. After a strange series of events, she travels back in time to the fifteenth century and is mistaken for Lady Matilda, the king’s spoiled ward. She has everything she’s ever wanted…except there’s a boy (*cue the eye roll*) who unsettles all of her plans.

I wanted to like this book. It had all the makings of a great book. Time
Jan 29, 2012 Cici rated it really liked it
Near the end, I thought it was going to be one of those books that doesn't have a happy ending, but then somehow it all got fixed so it was a good book after all.
This book is about a girl named Addy who lives in 1913 and she has to drop out of school and work for an old man making his meals and stuff, because she and her mom don&'t have a lot of money. The old man's name is Mr. Greenwood, and he is an inventor. His wife died and then later his son disappeared. Then Addy finds this elevator-
Sep 20, 2011 Angie rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
Synopsis: "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 unsettles all her plans.

From shipwrecks to castle dungeons, from betrothals to hidden conspiracies, Addy finds herself i
May 21, 2011 Kimberly rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
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Haley Mathiot
Dec 30, 2010 Haley Mathiot rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-bookshelf
Wildwing by Emily Whitman
Genre: YA, romance, time travel, historical fiction
ISBN: 9780061724527
Published: September 21st 2010 by Greenwillow Books

Rating: 5

Addy isn't satisfied in her world, with her life, with the mean girls from school always telling her that she's worthless. She wants to be free, be respected, not have to work for her food every night. She knows she's better than what she's been given… and she's determined to find it. So when she stumbles into a time machine that brings her ba
Mar 08, 2011 Tabby rated it liked it
Shelves: library-books
I couldn't wait to read this, seriously time travel and star-crossed lovers? What's not to love? After I read it though, it just let me with confusing feelings.

I spent all night trying to figure out what I felt about Wildwing, and I still really don't know. At times I loved it and at times I was so frustrated that I hated it. Nonetheless I had a problem putting it down, once I got a chance to really sit down and read it.

The premise itself was really good. A social outcast who gets a chance to go
Mar 18, 2011 Scoot rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Being raised by a single mother in the early 1900s makes Addy’s life pretty hard. Fights at school lead her to being forced to work as a housemaid for an eccentric older man. Stumbling across a machine that takes her to the past Addy believes she can claim a new life for herself in a different time. Presented with a twist of fate Addy ends up being mistaken for a Lady, and is given the respect and power she felt she always deserved. But life is not all roses when Addy realizes the price she will ...more
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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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