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
While cleaning Mr. Greenwood’s library, Addy comes across an elev ...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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Addy is a teenage girl who's bullied by the mean girls because she's poor and illegitimate. To make matters worse, her mom forces her to drop out of school to work as a cook/maid for Mr. Greenwood,a lonely, old man. Addy's mom feels Addy needs to learn her place in life and thinks school is simply filling her head with false hopes of grandeur. I wanted to s ...more