Storm-Wake by Lucy Christopher


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 doubt...And when one fateful day, a young man from the outside world washes up ...

Details Storm-Wake

Release DateJul 31st, 2018
PublisherChicken House
GenreYoung Adult, Retellings, Fantasy, Fiction

Reviews Storm-Wake

  • Kathy Cunningham
    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 teenager by the end. And in the years in between, we come to see the island and Pa through her eyes. This is a lyrical story, told in magical prose, providing little...
  • Nikki
    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 written. I particularly loved Jess, Cal and Aster too. Three second part starts after the time jump really, and with the introduction of Finn and Tommy. I liked this in ...
  • Katherine
    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, however, was a trial to get through. The writing itself is not bad. I enjoyed its lyrical, dream-like quality for the most part. It suits the story Lucy Christopher set out ...
  • Amelia Bailey
    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’ve read a lot of reviews from people who were comparing Storm-wake to The Tempest and ended up not enjoying it. However, as someone who has never read The Tempest, I rea...
  • Livy
    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 was soft and beautiful and sad. The Killing Woods was intriguing and enjoyable enough, but ultimately nothing really special.Her new book, Storm-Wake, is different f...
  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    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 and Cal, another odd castaway thrown up by the sea. Pa puts all of his energy into the magical flowers that bloom all over the island. Cal, though is always looking for ...
  • Christina Reid
    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 and have several fantastic books with an island setting.We follow a young girl called Moss, who lives on the island with her Pa and their dog, later joined by a fish-bo...
  • Amy at Golden Books Girl
    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 having to reread passages quite often as I was getting very confused and it did take a bit of getting used to, which is why I struggled to get into the book for a while...
  • Victoria
    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 The Tempest), I eagerly scooped this one up to read. And while you can see The Tempest flickering through at times – the structure, some of the characters (admitte...
  • Montserrat
    Una adaptación de La Tempestad interesante. Moss es un personaje que tiene que decidir con valentía que es más importante, un sueño o la realidad. La estructura de obra teatral funciona; sin embargo, el ritmo puede ser muy lento al inicio.