Reviews of the Week, with T. Greenwood, Lucy Christopher, Daphne Kalmar, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 29–June 1 below.


Tuesday, May 29

 Rust & Stardust, by T. Greenwood

This fictionalization of the 1948 kidnapping said to have inspired Nabokov’s Lolita (1955) lures readers in with a disturbing hook: the dangers of innocence.



Wednesday, May 30

 Storm-Wake, by Lucy Christopher

Christopher, whose debut (Stolen, 2010) was a Printz Honor Book, uses elements from Shakespeare’s The Tempest to tell the story of another girl adrift.







Thursday, May 31

April in Paris, 1921, by Tessa Lunney

This thoroughly entertaining, delightfully witty debut is imbued with Paris’ unique ambiance and will have readers eagerly awaiting its debutante protagonist’s next adventure.


Friday, June 1

 A Stitch in Time, by Daphne Kalmar

Kalmar’s debut has an authentic voice that brings her protagonist vividly to life and lends her struggles with grief an immediacy that belies the 1927 setting.




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