Winterkill by Kate A. BoormanWinterkill by Kate A. Boorman


byKate A. Boorman

Hardcover | September 9, 2014

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Emmeline knows she’s not supposed to explore the woods outside her settlement. The enemy that wiped out half her people lurks there, attacking at night and keeping them isolated in an unfamiliar land with merciless winters. Living with the shame of her grandmother’s insubordination, Emmeline has learned to keep her head down and her quick tongue silent.
When the settlement leader asks for her hand in marriage, it’s an opportunity for Emmeline to wash the family slate clean—even if she has eyes for another. But before she’s forced into an impossible decision, her dreams urge her into the woods, where she uncovers a path she can’t help but follow. The trail leads to a secret that someone in the village will kill to protect. Her grandmother followed the same path and paid the price. If Emmeline isn’t careful, she will be next.
Kate Boorman is an artist and writer living in Edmonton, Alberta. She was born in Nepal and grew up in the small town of Rimbey, Canada. Her pastimes include sitting under starry skies with friends and traveling to far-off lands with her husband and two children.
Title:WinterkillFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:Amulet BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1419712357

ISBN - 13:9781419712357


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I've read several books with similar plots but this is by far one of the best. Though some parts don't seem to fit with the overall theme it pulls its weight in the genre.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Meh. For a girl who lives in a settlement that is so reclusive and strict about going off in the woods that it has managed to have no contact with anyone for generations, she sure gets out a lot. The creep factor was great and it made me nostalgic for home, with its bilingualism and terrible winters and such, and the story and romance were interesting, but the setting was super vague. Overall, just meh.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read Fantastic book from a new Alberta author. A bit of twist at the end leaves you wanting more.
Date published: 2015-05-13

Editorial Reviews

"Readers who have found themselves battling for their own versions of righteous truth-seeking will cheer Emmeline’s grit."