Shadowcry (Paperback)

By Jenna Burtenshaw

Greenwillow Books, 9780062026439, 328pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2012

Summer 2011 Kids' Next List

“The High Council of Albiom wants 15-year-old Kate Winters, but it's only after she's been captured that she discovers why: She has the ability to bring the dead back to life. Imagine what would happen if a ruthless megalomaniac forced Kate to create an army of soldiers who couldn't die. This dystopian fantasy is a page-turner of sensational originality.”
— Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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Those who wish to see the dark, be ready to pay your price.

The Night of Souls--when the veil between the living and the dead is thinnest--is only days away. Albion is at war . . . and losing. And fifteen-year-old Kate Winters has just raised a blackbird from the dead.

As her home is torn apart, Kate's discovery that she is one of the rare people who can cross the veil between life and death makes her the most hunted person in all of Albion. Captured and taken to the graveyard city of Fume--where her parents met their deaths ten years ago--Kate must harness her extraordinary powers to save herself, her country, and the two men she cares for most. And she'll make a pact with a murderer to do it.

Praise For Shadowcry

“Jenna Burtenshaw’s debut comes as a breath of fresh air.”
-The Times (London)