Reviews of the Week: with Agnete Friis, Danielle Winslow, Haylen Beck, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 1 through 5—all crime fiction titles in honor of Mystery Month— so that you can revisit the week’s best books.


Book Trailer Thursday: THE BONE WITCH

This week’s book trailer is a perfect visual representation of the novel it’s promoting. The trailer for The Bone Witch (Sourcebooks/Fire) by Rin Chupeco begins with intense music that continues throughout. Dark, swirling colors flash between images of a girl, skulls, and a map, as a voiceover from protagonist Tea intones phrases such as “the DEAD HIDE truths” and “DEATH magic” that appear onscreen.

THE MAGICIANS S2 E10: The Girl Who Told Time

While we don’t get to see Jane Chatwin again in this episode, she’s left quite the indelible mark on these magicians. This episode calls back to the idea that everyone has been living out 39 different instances of the story line (courtesy of Jane), and in this specific instance, they have limitations that are preventing them from getting the job done. Help arrives in various forms, and while tragedy strikes the Neitherworlds Library Crew everything ends on a rather hopeful note drawn straight from the books: Somewhere, there be dragons!