Storm-Wake

Storm-Wake

Moss has grown up on the strangest and most magical of islands. Her father has a plan to control the tempestuous weather that wracks the shores. But the island seems to have a plan of its own once Callan -- a wild boy her age -- appears on its beaches. Her complex feelings for Callan shift with every tide, while her love for the island, and her father, are thrown into doub Moss has grown up on the strangest and most magical of islands. Her father has a plan to control the tempestuous weather ...

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Title:Storm-Wake
Author:Lucy Christopher
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Genres:Young Adult
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Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Storm-Wake Reviews

  • Sarah
    Jan 12, 2019

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

    Moss and Pa and their dog live on an island where they were shipwrecked years ago when Moss was little. The island is covered with magical flowers that Pa uses for healing and to send spells out into the world to keep it from drowning in a weird form of reverse global warming and perha...

    I received this as an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Moss and her father live on a magical island. They use the power of the flowers to stop the world-wide flooding. Over time, things wash up on shore, like a water-horse and a fish-boy. Moss?s father warns ...

    This is actually my second experience with Christopher?s writing. Her debut novel, Stolen, is actually a debut of a sorts for me as well ? this was my first Audible listen ever! So without me doing more than skimming the premise (YA dystopian-ish novel inspired by Shakespeare?s T...

    A modern version of Shakespeare?s The Tempest. A strange, magical, confusing, but moving story of Moss, a girl who has grown up on an odd, ethereal island with a mercurial father who plans to control the tempestuous weather. When Callan, a wild and mysterious "boy" appears ou...

    And I have finished the last of the four "The Tempest" retellings for our AP Lit Tempest book club. Of the four, this was perhaps my least favorite? But also it was still really engaging. I have some questions about the world-building that I don't think I will ever find adequate answer...

  • Laura
    Jul 14, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

  • Anne
    Nov 30, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

    Moss and Pa and their dog live on an island where they were shipwrecked years ago when Moss was little. The island is covered with magical flowers that Pa uses for healing and to send spells out into the world to keep it from drowning in a weird form of reverse global warming and perha...

  • Barbara
    Aug 25, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

  • Victoria
    Jun 24, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

    Moss and Pa and their dog live on an island where they were shipwrecked years ago when Moss was little. The island is covered with magical flowers that Pa uses for healing and to send spells out into the world to keep it from drowning in a weird form of reverse global warming and perha...

    I received this as an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Moss and her father live on a magical island. They use the power of the flowers to stop the world-wide flooding. Over time, things wash up on shore, like a water-horse and a fish-boy. Moss?s father warns ...

    This is actually my second experience with Christopher?s writing. Her debut novel, Stolen, is actually a debut of a sorts for me as well ? this was my first Audible listen ever! So without me doing more than skimming the premise (YA dystopian-ish novel inspired by Shakespeare?s T...

  • Kavanand (Reading for Two)
    Jul 16, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 23, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

  • Jessica
    Aug 21, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

  • Jayme Carruthers
    Aug 01, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

  • Kathy Cunningham
    Jun 06, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

  • Brenda Ayala
    Jul 21, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

  • Nicole
    Oct 03, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

    Moss and Pa and their dog live on an island where they were shipwrecked years ago when Moss was little. The island is covered with magical flowers that Pa uses for healing and to send spells out into the world to keep it from drowning in a weird form of reverse global warming and perha...

    I received this as an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Moss and her father live on a magical island. They use the power of the flowers to stop the world-wide flooding. Over time, things wash up on shore, like a water-horse and a fish-boy. Moss?s father warns ...

    This is actually my second experience with Christopher?s writing. Her debut novel, Stolen, is actually a debut of a sorts for me as well ? this was my first Audible listen ever! So without me doing more than skimming the premise (YA dystopian-ish novel inspired by Shakespeare?s T...

    A modern version of Shakespeare?s The Tempest. A strange, magical, confusing, but moving story of Moss, a girl who has grown up on an odd, ethereal island with a mercurial father who plans to control the tempestuous weather. When Callan, a wild and mysterious "boy" appears ou...

    And I have finished the last of the four "The Tempest" retellings for our AP Lit Tempest book club. Of the four, this was perhaps my least favorite? But also it was still really engaging. I have some questions about the world-building that I don't think I will ever find adequate answer...

    There were so many things I didn?t care for in this book. I gave it two stars because, in typical YA fashion, it had that little snowball effect to the end. But man alive. I didn?t care for the writing style. The quirks in how the characters phrased things at times. The pac...

    Okay so I give this book 4.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this book, and there were many parts of it that were so book gripping! However the entire book was written in improper English because of the lack of English the characters knew, so a lot of times it was hard to follow. Besides th...

    This book was not what it seems. I was truly bored until the last 50 pages then completely shocked and unprepared for the horrific realization of what this book is really about. I've never had such conflicting feelings after a book. Lucy is a great writer but I never would have chosen ...

  • Sarah
    Jul 16, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

    Moss and Pa and their dog live on an island where they were shipwrecked years ago when Moss was little. The island is covered with magical flowers that Pa uses for healing and to send spells out into the world to keep it from drowning in a weird form of reverse global warming and perha...

    I received this as an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Moss and her father live on a magical island. They use the power of the flowers to stop the world-wide flooding. Over time, things wash up on shore, like a water-horse and a fish-boy. Moss?s father warns ...

  • Livy
    Apr 08, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    Mar 22, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

  • T
    Feb 14, 2019

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

    Moss and Pa and their dog live on an island where they were shipwrecked years ago when Moss was little. The island is covered with magical flowers that Pa uses for healing and to send spells out into the world to keep it from drowning in a weird form of reverse global warming and perha...

    I received this as an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Moss and her father live on a magical island. They use the power of the flowers to stop the world-wide flooding. Over time, things wash up on shore, like a water-horse and a fish-boy. Moss?s father warns ...

    This is actually my second experience with Christopher?s writing. Her debut novel, Stolen, is actually a debut of a sorts for me as well ? this was my first Audible listen ever! So without me doing more than skimming the premise (YA dystopian-ish novel inspired by Shakespeare?s T...

    A modern version of Shakespeare?s The Tempest. A strange, magical, confusing, but moving story of Moss, a girl who has grown up on an odd, ethereal island with a mercurial father who plans to control the tempestuous weather. When Callan, a wild and mysterious "boy" appears ou...

  • Katherine
    Apr 06, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

  • Ashley
    Sep 13, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

  • Vera
    Jul 17, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

  • Nikki
    Jun 23, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

  • Adam Bullock
    Dec 31, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

    Moss and Pa and their dog live on an island where they were shipwrecked years ago when Moss was little. The island is covered with magical flowers that Pa uses for healing and to send spells out into the world to keep it from drowning in a weird form of reverse global warming and perha...

    I received this as an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Moss and her father live on a magical island. They use the power of the flowers to stop the world-wide flooding. Over time, things wash up on shore, like a water-horse and a fish-boy. Moss?s father warns ...

    This is actually my second experience with Christopher?s writing. Her debut novel, Stolen, is actually a debut of a sorts for me as well ? this was my first Audible listen ever! So without me doing more than skimming the premise (YA dystopian-ish novel inspired by Shakespeare?s T...

    A modern version of Shakespeare?s The Tempest. A strange, magical, confusing, but moving story of Moss, a girl who has grown up on an odd, ethereal island with a mercurial father who plans to control the tempestuous weather. When Callan, a wild and mysterious "boy" appears ou...

    And I have finished the last of the four "The Tempest" retellings for our AP Lit Tempest book club. Of the four, this was perhaps my least favorite? But also it was still really engaging. I have some questions about the world-building that I don't think I will ever find adequate answer...

    There were so many things I didn?t care for in this book. I gave it two stars because, in typical YA fashion, it had that little snowball effect to the end. But man alive. I didn?t care for the writing style. The quirks in how the characters phrased things at times. The pac...

  • Amelia Bailey
    Apr 15, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

  • Evan S
    Aug 18, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

  • Lisa Rowland
    Aug 19, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

  • Christina Reid
    Jun 11, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

  • Rachael
    Aug 15, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

  • Amy (Golden Books Girl)
    May 12, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

  • Rachel
    Jan 07, 2019

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

  • Jennifer Dulo
    Jul 31, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

  • Amitai
    Oct 01, 2018

    Lucy Christopher?s STORM-WAKE is a mystical fairy tale loosely based on Shakespeare?s ?The Tempest.? Most of the story is told from the perspective of Moss, a girl stranded on a magical island with a man she calls Pa. Moss is a young child when the novel begins, but she?s a t...

    This review is based on the Advanced Reader Copy lent to me by a friend. The opinions expressed in it are my own unsolicited thoughts. I had such high hopes for this book. The Tempest is one of my favorite plays, and I love re-workings of old and well-loved stories. Storm-Wake, h...

    This is a tough one to review because I did really enjoy the writing and the story, but it a little like two stories that don?t quite fit together. The first part is the story of Moss and her dad on the magic flower island. It?s a bit more confusing and slower, but gorgeously w...

    Lucy Christopher's Stolen is one of my favorite books of all time. It's incredible. You will not be the same after reading it. (If you don't believe me, it won the Prinz award.) However, her other books have been a bit hit-or-miss for me. None of them have lived up to Stolen. Flyaway w...

    Received advanced reader copy from publisher via Baker & Taylor book supplier The Tempest is one of my top two favorite Shakespeare plays. So I grabbed at an advance copy of this story that claims to be a ?reflection? of the play. I made it twenty-six pages before I said ?...

    Stormwake is a highly whimsical novel that throws you in to the weird island setting without any preamble. There is no introduction to explain anything?what the flowers are, who Moss is, etc. The ones that drove me nuts were the way the dialogue and action were described. It wasn?t...

    Christopher, Lucy Storm-Wake, 320 pages. Chicken House (Scholastic), AUGUST 2018. $18. Language: PG (12 swears, 0 ?f?); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. Moss and her Ps have lived on their secret island for more years than Moss knows. Their only companions are a horse and a dog a...

    This was, to put it mildly, a very strange read. When I went to research it after the fact, I learned that this book is based loosely on William Shakespeare's The Tempest. As I have never read the play, I could not attest to this, and it probably also hindered my enjoyment of the book ...

    *THIS IS A VERY LONG REVIEW* It was okay. Like...it was just...okay. Not too good, but also not too bad. Which is very much a disappointment because one of Lucy Christopher?s other novels, Stolen, was one of my favorite reads EVER. First, I?ll list the bad things that prevent m...

    @kidlitexchange #partner Thank you to the #KidLitExchange network for the review copy of Storm-Wake. All opinions are my own. Storm-Wake was a bit difficult for me. Partially, I think it was because I loved Lucy Christopher's book Stolen so, so much and so I just had hopes that w...

    I received this as an ARC through my job at Coles. I?m not into plays or classics so I didn?t really have any expectations for this book. I figured it would give me an idea of The Tempest without having to read Shakespeare. (not trying to slam him, I?m just not into it) I?v...

    I received a review copy of this from Chicken House and wasn?t sure what to expect. It?s taken me a while to get round to reading and I wish I?d read it sooner. It was wonderful. Classed as YA, it is in one sense a classic ?coming-of-age? narrative. We see Moss as she grow...

    A few weeks ago, I received my first ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of a book by one of my favorite authors: Lucy Christopher. I was totally excited to read it because I absolutely loved her books Stolen and Flyaway. Storm-wake is a novel loosely based on the Shakespeare play The T...

    No. This author wrote the most amazing book with Stolen but this.... I JUST KEPT EXPECTING SOMETHING TO HAPPEN & while things did happen; nothing made sense. One time in school I had to read this magical realism book and I hated it. Maybe that?s why I didn?t like this book? ...

    DNF - did nothing new to the Tempest story. ARC provided by publisher. ...

    2.5 stars. (If ever there was a time for half a star, it's now.) I am very torn about this book. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this one, both the book jacket and the hardcover book itself. Underneath the cover, the book is this deep forest green, just a lovely color really, wit...

    One of the things I most admire about this author is her willingness to take risks and to tackle different topics. In this case, she draws inspiration from William Shakespeare's The Tempest to tell the tale of a girl and a man living on an island far from anywhere else. The story moves...

    Storm-Wake is an interesting book, and it's beautifully written, but I never felt a connection to it. It's a reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest, and it initially stays quite close to the plot of the play. A young girl named Moss and her father, Pa, live alone on a deserted island...

    I wasn't thrilled with this book when I started it, but I hoped that I would adjust to it. Eventually I did, and in the couple of chapters right before the end I started to think "maybe this isn't the absolute worst, maybe I'll give it 2, 2 and half stars." Then I finished it, and it w...

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways, and I was super excited for it! I loved Stolen and The Killing Woods, so I was looking forward to a new book from Lucy Christopher. On the whole, I really liked Storm-Wake. I very much enjoy Shakespeare retellings and Shakespeare ...

    3.5 stars for me! I knew that I had to read this as soon as I heard that it was inspired by The Tempest ( I love it!) and is set on a mysterious, magical island, cut off when the rest of the world was flooded. I have always enjoyed the eccentricities and oddities of island culture an...

    This tells the story of Moss, who lives on a secluded island with only her Pa, her dog Jess and a boy called Cal, as everything begins to change on the island after a storm brings in something very unexpected. While I mainly enjoyed the very descriptive language, I did find myself havi...

    Moss and Pa and their dog live on an island where they were shipwrecked years ago when Moss was little. The island is covered with magical flowers that Pa uses for healing and to send spells out into the world to keep it from drowning in a weird form of reverse global warming and perha...

    I received this as an eARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Moss and her father live on a magical island. They use the power of the flowers to stop the world-wide flooding. Over time, things wash up on shore, like a water-horse and a fish-boy. Moss?s father warns ...

    This is actually my second experience with Christopher?s writing. Her debut novel, Stolen, is actually a debut of a sorts for me as well ? this was my first Audible listen ever! So without me doing more than skimming the premise (YA dystopian-ish novel inspired by Shakespeare?s T...

    A modern version of Shakespeare?s The Tempest. A strange, magical, confusing, but moving story of Moss, a girl who has grown up on an odd, ethereal island with a mercurial father who plans to control the tempestuous weather. When Callan, a wild and mysterious "boy" appears ou...

    And I have finished the last of the four "The Tempest" retellings for our AP Lit Tempest book club. Of the four, this was perhaps my least favorite? But also it was still really engaging. I have some questions about the world-building that I don't think I will ever find adequate answer...

    There were so many things I didn?t care for in this book. I gave it two stars because, in typical YA fashion, it had that little snowball effect to the end. But man alive. I didn?t care for the writing style. The quirks in how the characters phrased things at times. The pac...

    Okay so I give this book 4.5/5 stars I really enjoyed this book, and there were many parts of it that were so book gripping! However the entire book was written in improper English because of the lack of English the characters knew, so a lot of times it was hard to follow. Besides th...