Winterkill is the first title in a stunning new YA series by Kae A.
Boorman - perfect for fans of the Hunger Games, Maze Runner and Patrick Ness.
No one leaves the settlement if they want to survive.
Emmeline knows this, but the trees in the woods are whispering to her, pulling her towards the wayward path.
Inside the safety of the wall is a marriage she doesn't want, and a boy she can't have.
But outside? The malmaci lies in wait, and the freezing Winterkill is coming..."I ripped through, desperate to know the secrets behind this captivating world...Thrilling and touching...Emmeline is a character I won't soon forget." (James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner).
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/09/2014
- Category: General
- ISBN: 9780571313693
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Review by wyvernfriend
It lacked a sense of time or space, interesting but didn't really grab me.In a society where everyone depends on everyone else for survival, there are leaders who enforce the rules with an iron fist, Emmeline is coming into adulthood, dealing with a world that confines her and that she strains against and trying to work out what is going on. The suggestion is that it's a place like the depths of Canada with people speaking both French and English and winter is a scary prospect and literacy is rare, and I find Emmeline being educated as a healer and being illiterate doesn't work all that well for me. When Emmeline starts asking questions the answers are going to change her life forever.It's not bad but I didn't really have a sense of time or place from it.