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...more
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....more
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.
Adelaine “Addy” Morrow is a fifteen y...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
I wanted to like this book. It had all the makings of a great book. Time...more
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-...more
From shipwrecks to castle dungeons, from betrothals to hidden conspiracies, Addy finds herself i...more
Genre: YA, romance, time travel, historical fiction
Published: September 21st 2010 by Greenwillow Books
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...more
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...more
But then Addy discovers a lift in the middle of a room Mr. Greenwood always keeps locked. When she steps inside, she accidentally presses a butto...more
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...more
PLOT: It's basically about this girl named Addy and she lives in 1913, in England. She lives with her mother and has always been pushed around at school because she has no father to speak of, since her mother never married her father, and she is therefor a bastard, as they say. Not only that, but her family is also poor. The story starts the day Addy has to stop going to school, because she gets in yet another fight be...more
Addie lives in England 1913 and has just been removed from school by her mother to become a maid for a wealthy inventor in town, a known recluse since the disappearance of his son. But when Addie tries to clean a room that has not been opened since the tragedy she finds herself transported through time to her...more