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10 thoughts on “Shadowcry (Wintercraft, #1)

  1. says:

    4.5 Stars What an incredibly fascinating and unique world Burtenshaw has created I honestly can t believe that this is her first book I was completely enthralled after reading just the first chapter, and the story grabs onto you and doesn t let go until the last page Kate Winters lives in Morvane on the island of Albion, where she works in her Uncle s bookstore When she was five her town was harvested by the wardens people were collected and rounded up to be sold as slaves or to become so 4.5 Stars What an incredibly fascinating and unique world Burtenshaw has created I honestly can t believe that this is her first book I was completely enthralled after reading just the first chapter, and the story grabs onto you and doesn t let go until the last page Kate Winters lives in Morvane on the island of Albion, where she works in her Uncle s bookstore When she was five her town was harvested by the wardens people were collected and rounded up to be sold as slaves or to become soldiers in the never ending war against the Continent Kate was spared, but her parents were not She hid in a secret...


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    Wintercraft is a debut novel, which has had quite a lot of buzz leading up to it s publication date The cover is awesome and I was very much looking forward to reading this book which is being marketed as an alternative to vampires and angels, and I was definitely up for something refreshing and new.Although Wintercraft is a solid debut, with good writing and a flowing plot, it didn t blow me away The landscape in Wintercraft is vibrant and descriptions of places and scenes are well thought ou Wintercraft is a debut novel, which has had quite a lot of buzz leading up to it s publication date The cover is awesome and I was very much looking forward to reading this book which is being marketed as an alternative to vampires and angels, and I was definitely up for something refreshing and new.Although Wintercraft is a solid debut, with good writing and a flowing plot, it didn t blow me away The landscape in Wintercraft is vibrant and descriptions of places and scenes are well thought out, unfortunately I didn t feel the same about the characters.Kate is a young girl with a gift She can see into the veil , the boundary between worlds and see through spirits of others I found Kate s character to be rather flat I didn t really get a sense of who she was until around a hundred pages from the end, which is when the book kicked into gear for me with regards to excitement and energy Much of the book we see Kate running, hiding and getting...


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    You would think that being able to bring a bird back to life would be a good thing For Kate that life could be the death of her Kate Winters has been living a quiet life in her small town with her uncle Artemis, content as the village booksellers But their sleepy little town is overdue for a visit from the harvesters, wardens from the city of Fume who abduct people and sell them as servants and soldiers for the war front The most hunted and prized prisoners are the Skilled, humans with the a You would think that being able to bring a bird back to life would be a good thing For Kate that life could be the death of her Kate Winters has been living a quiet life in her small town with her uncle Artemis, content as the village booksellers But their ...


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    I read only 186 pages, but I can say that just LOVED Silas He is tall, dark, mysterious, dead yeah dead as a doornail nobody is perfect the men of your dreams But only this character wasn t enough to captivated me.Maybe was the public to which the books was written it s a YA book or the fact that the walk on the land of the dead thing was written to much similar to the wonderful book of Garth Nix I don t known exactly what make me abandon this book, but certainly if readi I read only 186 pages, but I can say that just LOVED Silas He is ...


  5. says:

    Reading for the second time to finally finish this series I ve owned since the dawn of time.


  6. says:

    Jenna Burtenshaw s Shadowcry has been on my radar for quite some time, ever since a friend read it and loved it With a review copy of book three in hand, I ve embarked on the full series, always a risky venture, yet one that I can t resist Obviously, I have will power issues Shadowcry stands unique from the bulk of young adult fiction, but, thus far, isn t the ideal read for me personally.As I say over and over again, what really makes me interested in a book are the characters Whether I lov Jenna Burtenshaw s Shadowcry has been on my radar for quite some time, ever since a friend read it and loved it With a review copy of book three in hand, I ve embarked on the full series, always a risky venture, yet one that I can t resist Obviously, I have will power issues Shadowcry stands unique from the bulk of young adult fiction, but, thus far, isn t the ideal read for me personally.As I say over and over again, what really makes me interested in a book are the characters Whether I love them or not, I almost always need to connect to them in some way, to feel that they re in some measure real to really get involved in the book World building and writing for their own sake get me only so far Shadowcry definitely focuseson those aspects than on character, so I had a lot of trouble maintaining interest,...


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    A spellbinding supernatural story that delicately interweaves ancient magic and spinechilling suspenseThis gothic creation is utterly breathtaking, with such a colorful mix of interesting characters that are greatly memorable and likeable Wintercraft is the first installment within a spectacular Young Adult fantasy trilogy, with Blackwatch book 2 and Legacy book 3 continuing Kate s journey I did feel that this book contained elements within that would appeal to readers who enjoy books A spellbinding supernatural story that delicately interweaves ancient magic a...


  8. says:

    Hmmmmm I think the best word to sum up how this book felt to me is terse It s a solid debut, and an interesting take on necromancy, but the plot moved so quickly that it sort of blurred before my eyes The settings were fascinating and richly described, but shifted too swiftly I actually think this would work wonderfully in a visual medium there s a lot of atmosphere in those ...


  9. says:

    What a perfect read for a lazy day The story was engaging, though not particularly deep I didn t feel much connection to the characters, but was easily drawn into the world It reminded me of a very light version of Sabriel And Burtenshaw is the master of creating the sympathetic villain...


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    Initial rating 4 stars.I remember the first time I bought this book as a trial read back in 2013 that I practically flew through the pages and finished it with an unbearable desire to immediately get the next book I remember thinking that I loved the world building, really liked the characters and loved the relationships between them I remember finishing the second book of this trilogy and waiting eagerly to purchase the final book, which until this day, I still haven t yet begun.A few years Initial rating 4 stars.I remember the first time I bought this book as a trial read back in 2013 tha...


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Shadowcry (Wintercraft, #1) The Night Of Souls When The Veil Between The Living And The Dead Is Thinnest Is Only Days Away Albion Is At War And Losing The Wardens Have Descended, Kidnapping Innocent Citizens For Their Army, But Looking For One In Particular And Fifteen Year Old Kate Winters Has Just Raised A Blackbird From The Dead As Her Home Is Torn Apart By The Wardens, Kate S Discovery That She Is One Of The Skilled The Rare People Who Can Cross The Veil Between Life And Death Makes Her The Most Hunted Person In All Of Albion Only She Can Unlock The Secrets Of Wintercraft, The Ancient Book Of Dangerous Knowledge Captured And Taken To The Graveyard City Of Fume With Its Secret Tunnels And Underground Villages, And Where Her Own Parents Met Their Deaths Ten Years Ago Kate Must Harness Her Extraordinary Powers To Save Herself, Her Country, And The Two Men She Cares For Most And She Ll Make A Pact With A Murderer To Do It Those Who Wish To See The Dark, Be Ready To Pay Your Price.