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(Wintercraft #3)

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  413 ratings  ·  52 reviews
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
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published June 25th 2013 by Greenwillow Books (first published May 10th 2012)
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Doumoto Arriekira Not really sure... But they are both trapped in the half-life,only Dalliah has lived even longer than Silas.

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colleen the convivial curmudgeon

I'm rounding up on this one, and it's sort of for the whole trilogy, because while the writing still has some issues like clunky dialogue and exposition and not always being able to figure out how we get from point A to point C while seeming to bypass point B - overall I still just like the story and the world and characters.

I mean, it has magic, mystery and mayhem, deals with the veil between the worlds, has intrigue, betrayal, redemption, suspense... in some ways there's not much not to
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was just not feeling this book at all. Maybe this trilogy as a whole was disappointing. Even for a fantasy, the resolutions felt very unrealistic and frankly, half-assed attempts at wrapping up the story.Now I don’t think it’s a horrid waste of time. I’m sure younger audiences will find this captivating for a short period of time, which is why it receives a 2/5. ...more
Elizabeth "Liza"
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, series, ghosts, fantasy
I was dying to read the conclusion of the Wintercraft series, sadly, my local library took forever to bring the book. If you recall, the ending of Blackwatch was quite dire and all seemed hopeless (like the drama?). I should have trusted Burtenshaw to be able to get Kate, Silas and Edgar out of that bind.

The story of Wintercraft is so unique. The idea of a city where the dead was buried and was tended by a specially trained group of people and then abandoned it’s hard to imagine. Even harder is
Dec 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: 2012
Wow what can I say, Wintercraft: Legacy is the best of the three book in the series and it was definitely worth the wait.

Jenna ended Blackwatch with a massive cliffhanger. I couldn't wait to get a copy and was lucky enough to get it a few days before the release date because I pre-ordered it so I didn't have to wait for months like I did last time.

When I got my copy I had some questions I was hoping were going to get answered: What will happen to Kate now Dalliah Grey has her? What does she want
Aug 19, 2012 marked it as get-from-library
Gah! This was released in the UK 4 months ago. 4 MONTHS!!! We can't even get a release date here in the US :-/
Laina SpareTime
Cross-posted from my blog where there's more information on where I got my copy and a whole bunch of links and everything.

Again, this one was just kind of fine. It opens with a random new POV who immediately dies. And I'm really not a fan of that. It feels like it's just a way to brag about how awesome your characters are. Otherwise, there's not much new from the first two books. It wraps up the series well, but it doesn't do too much forme. I don't even really have that much to say. It kinda
Jan 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This is the third and concluding volume to the series. After the events of the prior book, Kate is in the clutches of Dalliah Grey. Silas rescues Edgar and they work together to come up with a way to fight against her plan to destroy the Veil. Kate has lost her memory, but events begin to trigger her mind, and she starts to fight against Dalliah’s control, knowing that her life and her world are in great peril. Dalliah needs Kate to release the trapped spirits, and as she takes on these tasks, ...more
Erasmo Giordano
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finishing the Wintercraft trilogy, worth reading.
Charlotte Phillips
This is one of those series that you can read at any time and read far apart and you can still remember what has happened, when it happened and how it happened. the book was powerful in this sense and context because it leaves you wanting more from it and needing to finish what is going to occur from there on. I love this series of books for so many different reasons. Its not my usual sort of book that I would actually read but the very fact that it springs to life when I am reading it is the ...more
Casia Courtier
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways, arcs

I received this First Reads Goodreads Giveaway book for an honest review.

There is only one word to describe this book in its trilogy: EPIC. Yes, that's right, I believe this is the best out of the three books in the Wintercraft trilogy. Burtenshaw had introduced her characters in SHADOWCRY (or WINTERCRAFT outside of the US). She then introduced the main villain and most of the corruption in the second book, BLACKWATCH. However, it is
Jessica  Domladovac
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a hard one.... I'm struggling between 3 stars and four. It was a good book overall, just a bit clunky and slow at some parts, but still pretty interesting and action-packed.


Highlight: SILAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That dude made the books SO much better. He was actually the least shallow of the characters, and was just plain awesome. Liked his back story, glad we got into it. I like how he and Kate were friends. It made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

When I received this book in the mail, my first thought was, "Oh no! It's Fantasy." I'm not a really a huge fan of Fantasy books because I usually get lost in the details. The devil was not in the details in this story and that ended up being a really wonderful thing because my second hang up for reading this story was that it is the third in a trilogy that I have not read. It's hard as a reviewer to take on this task but I will say that my interest is piqued. I will definitely have to
Much Better Than the 2nd One

WINTERVEIL rarely had a slow moment, unlike BlACKWATCH which had me skimming at times. It was fast-paced and captivating. But it still isn't worthy of 5 stars, mainly of the constantly changing POV and sometimes poor sentence structure. Also, I felt like the veil wasn't explained enough. Maybe it's just me, but I was confused on some aspects of it.

I feel like there isn't much I can say without spoiling anything. Kate seemed to have more a personality in this one,
I enjoyed this book because it was the ending to a trilogy I enjoyed, more than I enjoyed it as a book for its own sake. A lot of the action was narrated to the reader in a bundle as a fait accompli, and a couple times I hate to say it but the dreaded info dump reared it's ugly head. There was a lot of text for what amounted to very little taking place in some parts, and in other parts a lot happened but I'm still not exactly sure what. Can someone clarify for me exactly what ended up happening ...more
May 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Despite the excellent writing this is definitely an underrated series in the sense it does not get the publicity that other less well written series receive. If you like fantasy and strong female characters this is definitely an excellent edition to a well constructed YA series!

Jenna Burtenshaw is a wonderful story teller. She has a fresh voice, this story was refreshing.

The characters are believable in their decision making and actions. I think my favorite character is Silas. I had a hard time
Eden Grey
Sep 25, 2013 marked it as maybe-finish-later
First impression: Another strong female protagonist who has discovered she has superpowers, has accepted herself despite the mistakes she made, and must make a crucial decision to save someone/thing that will most likely destroy a city and lead to the death of some people. Oh yea, and there is a cool guy following her, with his own problems, but he'll support her no matter what, even if they fight a lot, and they'll love each other forever.
Second impression: The strong female protagonist is a
Review for the whole series

Everything in the end comes crashing down. Dalliah remains the bad guy all the way to the end but, questionable. Was it right, what she did? To cause destruction and harm to everyone so she can reach her goal in finding peace in death. Should Kate prevent the fail of the veil or not.

Everything leading up to the end is play out nicely. Kate ends up making the veil fall, going against what goal was to began with. As Kate find more about the veil and Dalliah's goal,
Aug 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-reads
I couldn't focus on it half the time. It definitely is not one of my favorites. It almost has a plot like Percy Jackson with killing enemies and wars against enemies. I would suggest starting from book one because I started with this one and it started to talk about things that probably happened in the other books so it can get confusing, but after a chapter or two you do get used to the plot. It doesn't really have that much figurative language if you prefer books with that.It has an ...more
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
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Literary Princess
Hard for me to write an acceptable review of this book. I so enjoyed reading the first two in this trilogy, but far too much time passed before reading this one for there to be any good continuity. I had forgotten the characters, the story, the world building almost completely. So I read this quickly and didn't enjoy it a ton, but I think that's more a reflection on the reader than the text. Likely an explosive conclusion if read in quicker succession with its predecessors. And Jenna Burtenshaw ...more
Aug 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm usually not a huge fan of fantasy (most of them never clicked with me), but after I received this book and tried it, I am definitely willing to continue on.
A story about the Skilled and Walkers or people who have an ability to communicate in a way with the dead and the other side aka veil, a city where the dead lives, and the world of this book in general, really, intrigued me.
I didn't fully understood what happened in the earlier books so that's why I left it at 4stars, but after
Kim Heimbuch
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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.
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Regina Tam
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013, fantasy, paranormal, dark
I really liked this series because of the way the main characters have this bond with one another. There's a feeling of almost lovers or sibling love between Silas,Kate and Edgar. Part of me wants romance but I am quite happy this book had none at all. I feel a bit bittersweet about what happens because I wanted a certain someone to find peace at the end. The danger is over but I suppose the open ending gives me hope that things will be ok. I know this is the last book but part of me wants a ...more
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this series, but am lamenting the fact that there wasn't more characterization in it. The series had some excellent place descriptions & action sequences, but it was hard for me to identify strongly with the characters. Example: there was talk about how important Edgar and Kate were to each other, but I didn't SEE or FEEL it while I was reading this.

Also, my copy of this book is called Winterveil, not Wintercraft Legacy.
Feb 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to see this trilogy to the end. Edgar is a valiant friend and Silas remains a mystery but with a tried and true heart! I love that Kate's character waivers so much between known and unknown and bad and good in this last book. I was a little disappointed by the slow and fairly undramatic finish to such an exciting start, but with that being said...It was a great series and I enjoyed it.
Roger Hawkins
Aug 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found this book to be very interesting. The whole magic system was quiet different than others I have seen before, and it really worked for me. The characters were well defined and likable. I do recommend reading the others in the series first, because a few things were not explained in this book, however the book could be read as a stand alone.
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it
I feel a little guilty giving this only 3 stars because I didn't read book 1 or 2 in the series. There was quite a bit of action but I just didn't care enough about the characters and I might have cared more had a read the other two books.

This was a decent read but I just wasn't that invested. Fine for middle or high school students.
Hannah Schindler
This book was great. I wish that there would be more books because the ending does not seem final. I also wish that something would happen between Silas and Kate. I hope that there are more books that show what happen to Kate and Silas. Overall a great series but I would like more!
Dec 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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