Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 5 - 7Grade 5n/a4.9n/a


Things here have gotten very bad.

My girl, when you opened the Way, something happened. It has been weeks since you left, and spring has still not come. The rains continue, every day. Winter has been creeping back in. The river through town is flooding, and none of the farmers have been able to put in their crops.

I am afraid that something from that world is spilling over into ours.

You must come home at once. I need you here.

But Fer can't go home yet. Ever since she went through the Way, she's felt an attachment to this new world and its magic, and senses that it is perilously out of balance. The key to healing the land and defeating its powerful ruler lies in Fer's past and the parents she never knew. She must discover who she is and unleash her inner warrior before the worlds on both sides of the Way plunge into a never-ending winter.

Paperback, 272 pages
Published on February 5, 2013 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 006192105X
ISBN-13: 9780061921056
7 Book Reviews
  • shinningboy234
    shinningboy234over 6 years55 stars
    When I was reading, I was thinking about why they started out with Rook, but once I read on, I knew.
    • crystal123432
      crystal123432over 6 years55 stars
      I love this book and I want to read the rest
      • warriorlover123
        warriorlover123over 6 years
        I have read the whole series and it is really good. It's one of my favorite books!
        • DolphinLover123over 6 years
          This book is really good but sadly I didn't get to read the rest of it cause I had to return it to the library so yeah... But still it was really good so far and I love how the author lets you imagine how the story goes and Rook and Fer and Grand Jane and yeah all of the characters are fabulous and it's so mysterious and exciting to read what happens next! 😊
          • athern2
            athern2over 7 years
            great books, trying to get the third i love the magic and mystery.
            • inkpage78
              inkpage78about 9 years55 stars
              Winterling is an amazing book. I am now reading the second book, Summerkin, and both of them are very, very good. I really love how it captures the essence of magic, though it is more plants and earth that create the magic. I think that having a horrible queen against a healing girl in the middle of all of it makes Winterling all the more fun to read.
              • horsegirl123
                horsegirl123about 10 years
                i love this book it is so good i like it becauce it has a horse on the cover and i like horses and it is kinda like a mystery and i like mystery books