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Winterveil
     

Winterveil

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by Jenna Burtenshaw
 

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The dramatic conclusion to Jenna Burtenshaw's YA dark fantasy trilogy and the sequel to Shadowcry and Blackwatch. This stunningly original series will be loved by fans of Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series and Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy.

Teen Kate Winters and her powers are unique. She is descended from an ancient and powerful bloodline. She

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The dramatic conclusion to Jenna Burtenshaw's YA dark fantasy trilogy and the sequel to Shadowcry and Blackwatch. This stunningly original series will be loved by fans of Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass series and Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy.

Teen Kate Winters and her powers are unique. She is descended from an ancient and powerful bloodline. She alone can understand Wintercraft, a book of ancient secrets. She alone can stand between the living and the dead as the veil between them crumbles. Kate is being led to the very edge of life and death so that she can call down all the spirits that haunt the graveyard city of Fume. No one can resist the pull of the crumbling veil, and soon the dead will overrun the living. Unless Silas and Edgar can stop her. Edgar is Kate's best friend and her one anchor to the living. But Silas is enigmatic, merciless, and often cruel. Will this villain we love to hate act honorably? Or not?

Jenna Burtenshaw has created not just a magnificent city full of intrigue and darkness, but also a hero and an antihero who will keep you guessing until the end. Who can you trust when good and evil are bound together?

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for Shadowcry:“Burtenshaw thoroughly conveys the tensions and mysteries of this dystopian fantasy world.”
Booklist
Praise for Shadowcry: “This dystopian fantasy delivers action, terror, and magic at a breakneck pace.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for Shadowcry:“Burtenshaw thoroughly conveys the tensions and mysteries of this dystopian fantasy world.
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for Shadowcry: “Burtenshaw thoroughly conveys the tensions and mysteries of this dystopian fantasy world.”
Kirkus Reviews
In this trilogy conclusion, the veil between life and death is so weak ghosts walk the streets, and only the heroes can stop it from falling away completely. Starting after the end of Blackwatch (2012), this installment begins with amnesiac Kate Winters under Dalliah Grey's mind control and believing that they are student and teacher. Dalliah treats her more like a quasi-prisoner, so it's no surprise that all it takes is a glimpse at Silas (and the tug of their connection) to shatter the ruse. Silas and tag-along Edgar then spend the story separated from Kate, simultaneously trying to find a way to stop Dalliah's plans, preparing the citizens of Fume for a worst-case scenario in which Dalliah's plans work and bracing for an imminent invasion by the Continent's army. Meanwhile Kate, though free of Dalliah's mind control, still obeys her, as Dalliah is too strong for Kate to fight, and she aids in Dalliah's quest to destroy three critical spirit wheels to remove the veil. The protagonists find it exceptionally easy to convince others to follow commands, as plot requirements too-obviously dictate character actions. The plot moves at a good clip and explores the horrors of past experiments with the veils, but the sacrifice of character to its advancement represents a fatal flaw. Readers passionate about the series might like it, but those on the fence about continuing should pass. (Fantasy. 10-15)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062026460
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/25/2013
Series:
The Secrets of Wintercraft
Pages:
295
Sales rank:
464,075
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Jenna Burtenshaw has been writing since she was a child, and she divides her time between her writing, her dogs, and her rescue rabbits. She is the author of Shadowcry and Blackwatch. She lives in England.

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Winterveil 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
crayolakym More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in The Secrets of Wintercraft series. I haven’t read either of the prior books, but this book stood alone just fine; however, as with most series, you get a deeper story of the characters and their world, it’s always best to start at the beginning. This was definitely a well written book and Kate Winters definitely is a powerfully written character that most readers will be able to relate to, outside the special powers stuff of course. “…I have stepped beyond the shallows of the half-life and witnessed what lies beneath it. Death is beautiful, Kate, but there is another place, a more distant and powerful place. Death cannot save souls who are pulled into its heart.” Kate Winters isn’t your average teen, she holds the power to decipher the secrets held within the ancient book, Wintercraft. In Winterveil, the veil is withering away as the line between life and death is falling apart and, of course, only Kate can stop this from happening and save the Winterveil. That is a lot to ask of a teenage girl, but Kate has good friends, especially Edgar, who is always pushing her to keep going and fight against the living dead that is slowly taking over. But like all good stories, there is always a sinister plot to destroy all that is good and in this case, it’s Silas. Can Kate prevent being persuading by the conniving Silas and not lose hope or her friendship with Edgar in the process? Definitely will want to pick up this book, and the series for a quick read adventure! *This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*          *You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review