Thursday, 14 February 2013

Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw Review

Ten years ago Kate Winters’ parents were taken by the High Council’s wardens to help with the country’s war effort. 
Now the wardens are back...and prisoners, including Kate's uncle Artemis, are taken south on the terrifying Night Train. Kate and her friend Edgar are hunted by a far more dangerous enemy. Silas Dane – the High Council’s most feared man – recognises Kate as one of the Skilled; a rare group of people able to see through the veil between the living and the dead. His spirit was damaged by the High Council’s experiments into the veil, and he’s convinced that Kate can undo the damage and allow him to find peace.
The knowledge Kate needs lies within Wintercraft – a book thought to be hidden deep beneath the graveyard city of Fume. But the Night of Souls, when the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, is just days away and the High Council have their own sinister plans for Kate and Wintercraft.

This book started off so promising but unfortunately it was downhill from there.
I was at chapter 11 when i finally felt like the book was kicking off. 
The descriptions in my opinion were far too long, by the time Jenna was finished describing something i had forgotten what she was talking about. 
The main character : Silas, Kate and Edgar were interesting and enjoyable but they weren't enough to keep the story going. 
If you were to ask me about the characters now i wouldn't be able to tell you a lot about them. Kate has dark hair, Silas has black hair and a scarred hand i don't know anything about Edgar - i can't even remember Jenna describing them.
As i was reading the book i thought i may read the next installment and see if it has gotten any better, but i am about four chapters away from finishing Wintercraft and i have decided not to bother reading them. 
From the other reviews i have read for this book, it seems to be a love or hate story. Readers are either rating it 5 stars or 1, and i have to say the most i could give this book was 1.5


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