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Wingbound (Wingbound #1)

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Ledger is supposed to fear and despise the Sky People of Ellery. When an Ellerian girl named Alouette with beautiful, white wings sneaks into his village, everything changes. With his village at war with the winged people who live on the floating island that circles their world, he does the unthinkable: he befriends her.

In Ledger’s seventeenth harvest, Ellery returns empt
Published March 23rd 2018 by TrimVentures
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*this review contains ~minor~ spoilers*
Upon finishing books, I usually surf through reviews on Goodreads to see what other people thought. I did the same thing after finishing Wingbound and there's a snippet from a comment toward the very top of the reviews page that I absolutely, 110% percent agree with:
"Heather's writing is really interesting and easy to read. Kind of made for lazy summer days when you're just chilling outside daydreaming.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sorry you had to wait for couple of days for this review but I wanted to sit and let it all cool off. Sometimes I write a review and then few days after further thinking about the book I realize I feel different about it. Here it comes!

First of all, this book was sent to me in an exchange for a review and I loved the idea of this book so much, I just knew I had to read it. And I must say I wasn't disappointed at all! Heather's writing is really interesting and easy to read. Kind of made for lazy
Ash is Booked
Feb 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Buddy-read with my bff Lona (Windowsill Books)!
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“I want to run. I want to fly. But I am stuck. With big feet on the ground, my heart is in the sky and there’s no way to reach it.”

We were generously given the opportunity to read Wingbound by Heather Trimm in exchange for an honest review before it gets released on March 23! To briefly summarize, this story follows a teenager named Ledger who has been raised to fear the Sky People of Ellery. However, after secretly
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, angels, fantasy
I'm a little mad at myself for not reading this sooner because once I started reading it, I really couldn't stop! Full review to come soon :)


I’m going to try to keep this whole review mostly spoiler free!

A short little summary: Ledger lives in a village where an island floating in the sky full of winged people passes by once a year. He befriends one of the winged Ellerians and meets with her every year, despite the hatred and violence between their people. One year, the island shows
Julia Inserro
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heather Trim has an engaging premise in Wingbound. She creates a world that we are brought into effortlessly and can gaze about in wonder. The characters are tangible and relatable. And the ending leaves you wanting more.
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wingbound is a relatable coming-of-age story set in an imaginative world with vibrant characters.

As children, Ledger and Alouette meet and become unlikely friends. Ledger is the son of an earthbound blacksmith, on track to become a soldier who will defend his people from the raiding winged people of Ellery, among whom Alouette lives. Each harvest, Ellery--a floating mountain which orbits the planet--passes over Ledger's village, and the winged people fly down to battle and take a portion of the
Anne ter Horst
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Ledger is supposed to fear and despise the Sky People of Ellery, but then he meets an Ellerian girl, named Alouette and does the wrong thing. With his village at war with the winged people who live on a floating island that circles their world, he befriends her.

In Ledger’s seventeenth harvest, Ellery returns empty. The Sky People are gone, Alouette is missing, and Ledger must make a difficult choice — continue life as usual in the blacksmith workshop or board the island against the elder’s wish
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story follows a teenager named Ledger, on his journey to find his missing friend, Alouette. Ledger is a blacksmith's apprentice from Balfour and Alouette is one of the Sky People from Ellery. They meet at the age of 12 during the yearly visits the Ellerian make to the region to steal whatever the Balfour have harvested. Every year they would meet in secret to talk, fly and have a bit of fun amidst the ongoing yearly war. When Ledger was about 17, he created a contraption that would let him f ...more
Robin Willson
Wow, what a great book! An easy-to-get-lost-in science fantasy that keeps you on edge to the very end and leaves you wanting more of the story. Heather has created an interesting world, in some ways similar to ours, but with some twists. Like a floating island called Ellery that comes by once a year. It’s floating very high in the air with the clouds, and its inhabitants have big beautiful wings. Unfortunately, they use those wings to fly down and take food from Ledger’s village during the harve ...more
Kelsey Wheeler
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wingbound is seriously unlike anything I've read before. I mostly read Fantasy so that is saying something. After reading the synopsis I was extremely excited to dive into the book! It had me at sky people and wings. I really like how in the beginning we grow up with Ledger a little bit, through the time he met Alouette and the present. I looked forward to Alouette's visits each year. Don't worry though that didn't take up much time in the story. Heather Trim did a excellent job at telling an am ...more
Emily ~ emhoardsbooks
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was generously given Wingbound in exchange for an honest review.

I have some mixed thoughts about this book, so I'll start by saying that what drew me to it was the concept. The book is about a boy named Ledger who was raised all his life to fear the winged Sky People of Ellery. However, after befriending one of them, a girl named Alouette, Ledger starts to wonder if the Sky People are really as bad as he had been taught. When the Sky People suddenly go missing, Ledger is faced with the choi
Janey Merry
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cheers for "Wingbound" by Heather Trim! You know YA books are my jam, but it’s been a bit since I’ve sat down & read one. Usually reading picture books with my baby nowadays. So, this fantasy story (book 1 of the series) was an overdue and refreshing change of pace for me. I was always pumped to dive into the World of Ellery when I could grab a rare spare moment.
I think children, both girls & boys, will be entertained, especially 4th-8th graders. There’s fighting, romance, dragons, flying peopl
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it

This book was very enjoyable. It was easy to read, AND it featured one of my favorites: dragons!

There were a lot of unique concepts such as the conflict between the humans and the Sky People. Even though this is not what the characters may be based on, I kept conjuring up the human characters as more Native American with their cultural aspects.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. The plot is full of suspenseful moments as countless people meet them on the island. And then the dragons came in. I li
Annette Spratte
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantastic
Wingbound is a fantastic adventure tale for all readers with their heads in the clouds.

Meet Ledger, a boy hungry for manhood and the chance to prove his worth in battle, and watch him have his whole world turned upside down when he meets one of the winged enemy – and finds nothing to hate. On the contrary, Alouette opens up new horizons for him and stirs his creativity into top gear.

The story is captivating and filled to the brim with original ideas like an island floating in the sky, heartache
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful book for you the teen reader (and even younger and older). Adventure, romance and mystery fill this book as a masterpiece waiting to unfold in your hands. Delight and expectation continually fill your lungs as you breathe in this brilliantly read novel. And the ending will leave you wanting the next course as though you were at a 5 star restaurant. Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy.
Becki Czerwonka
Mar 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a homeschool mom who spends most of my time reading curriculum related material, I hadn't enjoyed a good pleasure book in a while. Wingbound was the perfect novel to pick up. It was a quick, fun read that engaged my imagination and allowed me to escape. It also left me wondering...which I liked!
Dana Ridenour
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was captivated by the wonderful world that Heather Trim created in her young adult novel, Wingbound. The author paints a vivid picture of this imaginary world with her masterful descriptions. It is a well-written book with excellent character development. I was on the journey with Ledger from the first page until the last. I didn’t want the story to end and I can’t wait for the next book!
Stephenie Wemmer

A new, well written story line with twists and turns. I cannot wait to see what comes next. Great job.
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Clean enough for middle graders and enchanting enough for adults. Can’t wait for book 2!
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Heather Trim, an award-winning author, retreat center executive director, and professional daydreamer, inspires with her unique perspective of spirituality and the world. She lives in Georgia with her husband, Kevin, and five lively children.

Heather enjoys bullet journaling, graphic designing, and reading too many young adult novels.

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