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 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 elders’ wishes and find her.
From debut author Heather Trim comes a vibrant fantasy where following the rules isn’t always the right thing to do when you were born to be the exception.
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 amazing story in only around 230 pages and it all flowed nicely.
When Ledger finally decides to go find Alouette it was one of my favorite parts because even Ledger is surprised by who will come with him to help find Alouette! It was very heartwarming and when everyone bands together it was so fun to see them go off on there adventure.
I’m in love with Ellery! Heather Trim created such a beautiful,mystical, unique world. Ellery is unlike any other and so are the people of Ellery. Even though this story is obviously fantasy, everything was so clear and realistic. Trim did a great job at blending the human and Ellerian world together. She just did a great job with everything!
I really liked Ledger because he’s not your usual male protagonist. He’s just so down to earth and I loved that he didn’t really care what society thought and he wasn’t afraid to do what he thought was right. Ledger also goes through ALOT to find Alouette and I respect that. Alouette was not in most of the book, but after the beginning it is not the last we see of her. The ending definitely was a shocking twist for me and I was very surprised. I really hope there will be a sequel soon because I’d love to know more. And I do hope that the ending isn’t going the way I think it is next. I definitely ship Ledger and Alouette. ;]
I definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun and quick read. And fans of Fantasy will definitely enjoy this. I think it falls under YA, but I think younger and older readers will enjoy this story as well!
About The Author:
Heather Trim, an award-winning author, conference speaker and cookie eater, 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, intricate board games, and reading too many young adult novels.
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions or comments feel for to comment below! I’d love to hear them! ❤