Friday, September 17, 2010

Browse Inside Always Delivers

So, if you head on over to HarperTeen's Browse Inside you can read the first 73 pages of Emily Whitman's new book Wildwing which is due out on the 21st of this month. I just finished reading it before writing this, so I can say that it definitely looks good, though I have a very strong guess as to how it all plays out.

Summary: Addy knows there's so much more to life than what she has. She must be destined for more than being a maid to an eccentric elderly man. And so when she finds a mysterious contraption in the gentleman's study, of course she steps inside. Of course she bumps into the wrong button. Suddenly Addy is in medieval England, mistaken for the young woman betrothed to the lord of the nearby manor. It's destiny. But is it home? And will she ever find her way back to her own time? Will she want to, once she's met the shy, handsome falconer's apprentice?

Doesn't is sound amazing? And that cover is gorgeous.

Now, I'm going to give you time ti head over and read it before reading the rest of this post because I'm about to blow it with a few spoilers if you don't.


Ok, so Addy goes to work for this guy and discovers that he has built a time machine. Consequently she triggers is when she's not even supposed to be in the same room as it and goes some 600 years into the past. All is well, though, and she makes it back home safe and sound but she wants to go back so much so (duh) she does.

However, there's a little back-story before that. The elderly gentleman that she goes to work for has lost his two-year-old son when Addy was only a few months old and the remains were never discovered. This sent the man into a downward spiral of depression since his wife had just died before that and it makes him even more eccentric than he probably already was.

Maybe it's just me, but the the obvious conclusion is this;
1. The guy has had this time machine built and working for years - obviously before his son disappeared.
2. It still works and sends Addy back to the programmed date that more than likely had never been changed.
3. The summary says that she goes back and falls in love with some young guy who is more than likely a few years older than her... like maybe 1 1/2ish years...
4. Oh My God the lover boy is the old mans long lost son who fell into the time machine and missed the express ride home!!! Because, let's face it, two-year-olds cannot read and wouldn't understand the nuances of a sign dictating that they need to be back at a certain time in order to go back home.

I am a genius. How much do you want to be that that's what happens? Of course, I'm still going to want to read this book in order to prove myself right!

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