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Lorna’s adopted sister, Callie, is part of a mysterious group of non-lingual teens, Icelings, born on a remote Arctic island, who may not be entirely human. Now Callie wants to go home.

Seventeen-year-old Lorna loves her adoptive sister, Callie. But Callie can’t say “I love you” back. In fact, Callie can’t say anything at all.

Because Callie is an Iceling—one of hundreds of teens who were discovered sixteen years ago on a remote Arctic island, all of them lacking the ability to speak or understand any known human language.

Mysterious and panicked events lead to the two sisters embarking on a journey to the north, and now Lorna starts to see that there’s a lot more to Callie’s origin story than she’d been led to believe. Little does she know what’s in store, and that she’s about to uncover the terrifying secret about who—and what—Callie really is.

Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Iceling Reviews

  • Cait ? A Page with a View
    Nov 27, 2016

    Release date: December 13, 20163.5 stars. I think people who like contemporary YA stories with a hint of paranormal or dystopian are going to love this series!Lorna's dad was on an Arctic expedition a...

  • Kelly
    Dec 14, 2016

    Check out this and other reviews (and other neat stuff!) on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!This book has been on my radar since I first heard about it months ago. It seemed like it ...

  • Hannah
    May 03, 2016

    Loved this! 4.5/5 stars, only losing that .5 stars because it was not MIND BLOWING, you know? But this was really good!...

  • Bridgette
    Nov 06, 2016

    "My name is Lorna Van Allister. I'm seventeen years old. I was born and raised in Abington, Pennsylvania. My sister's name is Callie. I have a boy I won't call my boyfriend named Dave, a mom named Jud...

  • Kim
    Dec 10, 2016

    Iceling was provided to me by the publisher via Edelweiss, in exchange for an honest review.Seventeen-year-old Lorna loves her adoptive sister, Callie. But Callie can't say "I love you" back. In fact,...

  • Sissy Lu
    Nov 14, 2016

    Curiosity fueled this read entirely and even then I constantly felt as if I were about to drop this book.Why do you ask? Well, the narrative is written in the view of Lorna who is a very flat and gene...

  • Caitlin
    Dec 12, 2016

    Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own.Lorna's pretty mature for 17, in part because her adopted sister, Callie, is an iceling--one of a group of orphans rescued on a boat in...

  • (a)lyss(a)
    Nov 12, 2016

    "The people in your life, they're there every day, and while you know they care about you because of the looks the give you and the way they keep poking you to get up and join them even when you're so...

  • Scarlett Sims
    Nov 16, 2016

    3.5Lorna's sister Callie isn't like most sisters. She can't talk, she can't understand anything Lorna says, and when she goes to the doctor, none of her family members are allowed to go in with her. C...

  • Ann
    Nov 30, 2016

    Having just read Karen Joy Fowler's "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves," I find it hard not to compare the sisters theme in that novel to that in "Iceling." Both sibling pairs feature one human a...