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.
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 and friendship, love and loss – and dragons. (I didn’t expect those, but loved them all the more!)
Wingbound kept me turning the pages – despite the fact that it is written in first person present POV, which I’m not particularly fond of. The story was strong enough to carry me through, though, with its vivid imagery, painting the sights and sounds into my mind.
Unfortunately, the ending left a lot of strings untied, probably opting for a sequel, which left me a bit wanting after the high tension and tumultuous confusion that wrapped the story up. Not exactly a cliffhanger, but there is a bit of journey left open with a lot of adventures in store – especially when you have a dragon on board.