Wings of Fire: Winter Turning by Tui T Sutherland
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.
Winter is a complex IceWing, taught to hate other dragon races, but still learning to care for his diverse companions. His sole purpose is to find and rescue his brother, despite his friends’ diversions. But one of his companions isn’t who they seem.
Winter Turning is the seventh book in the Wings of Fire series. This novel focuses on Winter and the IceWings. He’s a fantastic character and a lot of fun to follow. I’m not sure how, but the longer this series continues, the better it seems to get. There are fun plot twists, major surprises, intense drama, and quite a bit of humor. This is a solid middle grade fantasy series that I highly recommend. There are a lot of books to catch up on if you have started it yet, but it’s well worth the journey. I can’t say enough about this must-read series.