Winter Turning (Wings of Fire, Book 7)

Book 7 of 13 in the Wings of Fire Series
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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.
Paperback
Published on February 1, 2020 by Thorndike Striving Reader
ISBN-10: 1432874268
ISBN-13: 9781432874261
45 Book Reviews
  • gaymumbo
    gaymumbo6 days55 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
      carr0t13 days55 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
      • eagle_fan11
        eagle_fan1115 days55 stars
        Winter has always felt like he’s useless—useless to his family, friends, and basically most dragons. This is probably because his parents spent the first few years of his life reminding him that he would never be as good at everything as his brother, Hailstorm. So when Winter is invited into Jade Mountain Academy, a school where young dragons like him are supposed to live in peace, he doesn’t expect to make any friends. But when he meets Moonwatcher, Qibli, and Kinkajou, he is proven wrong. There is one problem with his new companions, though; when he goes looking for his sister, Icicle, who nearly killed Jade Mountain Academy’s librarian, they want to come with him...and Winter doesn’t want an entourage of dragons from different tribes following him around. When they arrive at the rainforest, which is where Icicle has gone next, they are greeted with a big surprise. Icicle is nowhere to be found—and the five friends must go on a quest to find Winter sister and stop her, once and for all. Meanwhile, Icicle is wandering around in a deep cave, deprived of sleep for five whole days...because if she does fall asleep, the dragon who made her try to assassinate Jade Mountain’s librarian will appear in her dreams and tell her to kill someone else. When she comes upon Winter searching her cave, she tells him that their supposedly dead brother Hailstorm is still alive, living as the prisoner of a vengeful former queen. But how will he and his friends manage to rescue Hailstorm, and escape the clutches of the most evil dragon of all time? This journey will take all their combined strength, bravery, and courage—because their survival is at stake. Can Winter, Moonwatcher, Qibli, and Kinkajou do this? Read this book to find out!
        • celebang
          celebang23 days55 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.
          • atroit_avimimus
            atroit_avimimusabout 2 months33 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
              starseeker6 months33 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.
              • wingsofirehd
                wingsofirehd12 months55 stars
                I love wings of fire so much all I want is to have the complete colection:I've read the first eight books at least ten times each.
                • alphacloudmike
                  alphacloudmikeabout 1 year55 stars
                  Winter want to find his sister alone. But when his winglet tags along, he feel it is useful, but does not like it. He goes on a quest to find his long lost brother. Very exciting.
                  • phantasticgus
                    phantasticgusabout 1 year44 stars
                    Winter has always felt like he’s useless—useless to his family, friends, and basically most dragons. This is probably because his parents spent the first few years of his life reminding him that he would never be as good at everything as his brother, Hailstorm. So when Winter is invited into Jade Mountain Academy, a school where young dragons like him are supposed to live in peace, he doesn’t expect to make any friends. But when he meets Moonwatcher, Qibli, and Kinkajou, he is proven wrong. There is one problem with his new companions, though; when he goes looking for his sister, Icicle, who nearly killed Jade Mountain Academy’s librarian, they want to come with him...and Winter doesn’t want an entourage of dragons from different tribes following him around. When they arrive at the rainforest, which is where Icicle has gone next, they are greeted with a big surprise. Icicle is nowhere to be found—and the five friends must go on a quest to find Winter sister and stop her, once and for all. Meanwhile, Icicle is wandering around in a deep cave, deprived of sleep for five whole days...because if she does fall asleep, the dragon who made her try to assassinate Jade Mountain’s librarian will appear in her dreams and tell her to kill someone else. When she comes upon Winter searching her cave, she tells him that their supposedly dead brother Hailstorm is still alive, living as the prisoner of a vengeful former queen. But how will he and his friends manage to rescue Hailstorm, and escape the clutches of the most evil dragon of all time? This journey will take all their combined strength, bravery, and courage—because their survival is at stake. Can Winter, Moonwatcher, Qibli, and Kinkajou do this? Read this book to find out!
                    • coolfrog
                      coolfrogover 1 year55 stars
                      This book has so much adventure. I recommend this book to whoever has read skytalons or warrior cats. Im a little mad at wWinter tho,