Winter Turning (Wings of Fire, Book 7)

Book 7 of 13 in the Wings of Fire Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.667066
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series soars to even greater heights with a new prophecy and five new dragonets ready to claim their destiny!

Daring mission... or deadly mistake?

Winter has been a disappointment to his royal IceWing family his whole life. When his sister, Icicle, runs away from Jade Mountain Academy, fleeing terrible crimes and possibly planning to commit more, Winter knows that they both need a second chance to make things right -- if only he can find her.

Winter’s new clawmates, Moon, Qibli, and Kinkajou, won’t let him make this dangerous journey alone. They don’t seem to understand that IceWings, the most superior of all dragon tribes, can fix their own problems. When their search leads the dragonets straight into Queen Scarlet’s vicious talons, Winter is grateful to have some help. But even the bravest dragons can’t follow him to the Ice Kingdom, where he’ll have to face the greatest threat of all: his own family.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published on June 30, 2015 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 0545685370
ISBN-13: 9780545685375
49 Book Reviews
  • siamese2013
    siamese20137 months55 stars
    I have this, love this and completely love this. If you're a dragon lover like me, I totally recommend this! It has total 295 pages but I did manage in quite a few weeks . : )
    • cookie_monster6
      cookie_monster67 months55 stars
      This is an amazing book that I highly recommend.
      • darkdragonspy77
        darkdragonspy777 months55 stars
        I love this book. It is full of adventures and twists. After readings this book I felt that I have increased my vocabulary and I even got some idea’s for my own book! All in all, I would recommend this book to everyone who is interested in adventures or dragons. 😁😆
        • masteremilycool
          masteremilycool9 months55 stars
          Amazing book I love the wings of fire series! ! ! ! Right now I'm on book 13 and so far it's really good
          • edwardhp101010
            edwardhp10101011 months55 stars
            I love the cold.
            • gaymumbo
              gaymumboabout 1 year55 stars
              This was one of the best books in my life! I'm still reading it but I love it! I hope everyone else will like it!!!😀😎😍😜🤓👍👍👍
              • carr0t
                carr0tabout 1 year55 stars
                I think wings of fire winter turning is the best book in the series I’ve read it eight times it is a very exciting adventure
                • celebang
                  celebangabout 1 year55 stars
                  Winter has tried his whole life to be of use to his family, but he has failed time and time again. When his sister reveals to him that his lost brother is alive, Winter is determined to find him, the only member of his family he loves. But he isn't counting on his new friends insisting to come along with him. This book is amazing. The author does a really good job of capturing Winter's constant heartbreak and self-loathing, and his new experiences with dragons he thought he couldn't trust.
                  • adroit_avimimus
                    adroit_avimimusabout 1 year33 stars
                    Not The best of the series. But still quite good. The writing is wonderful. The world Sutherland has created is vibrant and complex and oh so amazing well thought out for a middle grade series. Or frankly, for ANY epic fantasy series. I loved finally getting to see the Icewing culture, even though it was terribly depressing & must be so hard on all those poor Icewing dragonets. I'm loving how far the Darkstalker legend has come, has been expanded for the ghost stories of the terrified Nightwings in book 5. And it was great getting to know these new dragonets better. (Although I still can't figure out why they are suddenly so loyal to each other after knowing each other for like 5 days.) The story itself was well crafted and fun, with hints of "oh my god, this stuff is kinda dark, why is it for kids?" Thrown in. Like all the other "Wings of Fire" books. But, sadly, I didn't find "Winter Turning" QUITE as enjoyable as previous books. And again, sadly, I had to give it only 3 stars instead of a super excited 5 or 4. Mostly, due to Winter himself. It was painful, being stuck in his head. :( so sad, because I usually love the tortured soul, angry & sad type heroes. I found him annoying and whiney and mean. Why did Moon spend so much time telling how good & great he is? All I saw was a super whiny little dragon. A hateful dragon. I get that he spent his whole life being told to basically hate all other tribes, (& having unpleasable parents) but come on. It was a bit over the top.... And then the over the top-ness of it was undermined by how quickly he got over it all. Although I did feel how much he missed and loved Hailstorm so that was good. He just wasn't a very likable character. :( I know that they don't always have to be, but I was so looking forward to this book and this character & I felt so let down. :/ It wasn't a bad book really. It just wasn't as great as it could have been. I felt Winter could have been a great character. But really he was just obnoxious. At least I only had to deal with one book in his point of view. The series is still one of my favorites, so I look forward to reading and reviewing the next book "Escaping Peril" Recommended to fans of dragons, the rest of the series, and lovers of epic fantasy.
                    • starseeker
                      starseekerover 1 year33 stars
                      Okay, I know people love this book and that's amazing and all. I 100% respect that but it's just that I really don't like Winter's personality. He's just really mean. Yes, he does go through some character development through out the book but in book ten he's just like " Yeah, whatever Moon, I'm going back to my old ways and you can't stop me. " Okay, fine maybe is considered "nice" by trying to save his brother but like bruh, you can at least help your companions and take some advise from your friends. This book was good and I liked it, it's just that Winter was really getting on my nerves. I have this thing that I get really pumped about characters that are rude and I start yelling at the book. My family look at me like "What's going on?" and I'm like " This character is the worst smuggest dragon in the world!!!" If you're okay with smug and self righteous characters, then go ahead and read this book. If not, it's still a good read, just the main character can be annoying.