Wildwing by Emily Whitman

Nov 1, 2010
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pub. Date: September 21, 2010
ISBN: 0061724521
Pages: 368 pages
Source: Publisher
From amazon.com:
  When Addy is swept back in time, she couldn't be happier to leave her miser-able 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 in a world where she's not the only one with a dangerous secret. When she discovers the truth, Addy must take matters into her own hands. The stakes? Her chance at true love . . . and the life she's meant to live.
Like most books, the cover was the first thing that caught my eye. After reading the summary I was excited to begin reading! I love historical fiction novels with a hint of romance. I also love blue eyes...

Wildwing was a pleasant 'coming of age' story. I found the settings wonderfully created with a lot of detail and the writing simple, but interesting. As I was reading I found myself not being able to put it down. Every page kept me going and I couldn't wait to see what Addy chose to do next.

The characters fell a bit flat for me though. I didn't feel really connected with any of them and that I one of the reasons I gave it 4 stars. The other reason is that there were many predictable parts. If I was younger it might not be as predictable, but it was.

Overall this was a nice easy read. My favorite thing about it was the writing and the detail that was used. I don't like too much detail, but not too little either. Wildwing was perfect for me.

Rating: 4 stars / 5 stars

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