Blackwatch by Jenna Burtenshaw

78%

16 Critic Reviews

A dark, desperate and compelling read. Situations get increasingly more tight and hope becomes all but a memory. Yet the characters are divine and will keep you turning pages long into the night. A great addition to a riveting tale.
-Hope, Love, and Happy Endings

Synopsis

Jenna Burtenshaw continues her dark fantasy trilogy The Secrets of Wintercraft with YA dystopian novel Blackwatch.
 
In Wintercraft, fifteen-year-old Kate Winters learned she was one of the Skilled, a rare person who can bring the dead to life. Even among that rare group, Kate is special. She alone can understand the secrets of an ancient book of knowledge.
 
In the sequel, Blackwatch, Kate is on the run from the Skilled, who have accused her of murder. And she is being hunted by an elite unit of assassins fighting in the war against Albion, Kate’s home.
 
When a potent magic threatens the veil between life and death, fate reunites Kate with enigmatic villain Silas Dane, a man who cannot be killed. Only they can save Albion.

 

About Jenna Burtenshaw

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Jenna Burtenshaw is the author of Shadowcry. She lives in England with her three dogs. You can visit her online at www.jennaburtenshaw.blogspot.com.
 
Published June 26, 2012 by Greenwillow Books. 325 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Blackwatch
All: 16 | Positive: 15 | Negative: 1

Feeling Fictional

Good
Reviewed by Feeling Fictional on Jan 03 2012

The plot is so fast paced that I didn't want to put the book down.

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A Dream of Books

Good
Reviewed by SJH on May 23 2011

I have to say that Jenna Burtenshaw has done it again!  

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Serendipity Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Vivienne on Apr 14 2011

This is a fantasy series I would highly recommend, especially if you are new to this genre.

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My Favourite Books

Good
Reviewed by Essjay on Apr 13 2011

Blackwatch is brilliantly fast paced and tightly plotted. 

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Imaginary Reads

Below average
Reviewed by Kris on Jun 14 2012

I don't have any interest in picking up the first book or the third in this trilogy.

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Thirst for Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Rhys on Apr 06 2011

The premise and world building- as with Wintercraft- is fantastic, and Jenna Burtenshaw has managed to include some great ideas.

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The Book Zone (For Boys)

Good
Reviewed by Bookzone on Apr 24 2011

Wintercraft: Blackwatch is a thrilling continuation to the story, with tight plotting and a skilfully varied pace.

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Bart's Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Darren on Apr 21 2011

If you are a fan of the series, you are going to be chomping at the bit for final book once you finish this one!

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Reading with ABC

Good
Reviewed by Elizabeth Rodriguez on Oct 22 2012

The plot of Blackwatch is really good. I never saw any of the twists and turns coming. The imagination of this world and the complexity of the underground city, of the past visions Kate keeps having, of the machinations of the veil are all remarkable.

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Working for the Mandroid

Good
Reviewed by Leslie on Aug 16 2012

Momentum, pacing and characterization . . . makes Blackwatch a far superior book to Shadowcry.

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Magic of Reading

Excellent
Reviewed by Magic_Of_Reading on Apr 06 2011

...Blackwatch is an amazing book and a fantastic edition to the Wintercraft series.  All the favourites are back...Anyway, read this!

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Hope, Love, and Happy Endings

Excellent
on Jun 19 2012

A dark, desperate and compelling read. Situations get increasingly more tight and hope becomes all but a memory. Yet the characters are divine and will keep you turning pages long into the night. A great addition to a riveting tale.

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Cosy Books

Good
Reviewed by Heaven on May 19 2011

There is always so much happening and it was hard to catch my breath while reading. 

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Clover Hill Book Reviews

Above average
Reviewed by Michelle at Clover Hill Book Reviews on Apr 14 2011

This was another page turner for me, it's fairly fast paced and has a good share of action and unexpected scenes. All in all, another butt kicking book with twists and turns that had me eagerly wanting to know what happened next.

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Anna Marie's Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Anna Marie on Aug 15 2011

Jenna ended Blackwatch with a massive cliff hanger and I am eagerly awaiting book three.

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Susan K Mann

Good
Reviewed by Susan K Mann on Jun 06 2011

Jenna Burtenshaw has a dark imagination and an amazing talent.

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