Release Date: October 12, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
My Rating: 4 Stars
Sixteen-year-old Katla has just moved from Los Angeles to the sticks of Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, she learns to her horror that she’s a member of an ancient order of women who decide to whom certain babies will be born. Add to that Wade, the arrogant football star whom Katla regrettably fooled around with, and Jack, a gorgeous farm boy who initially seems to hate her. Soon Katla is having freaky dreams about a crying infant and learns that, as children, she and Jack shared a near-fatal, possibly mystical experience. Can Katla survive this major life makeover and find a dress for the homecoming dance? Drawing from Norse mythology and inspired by The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, debut author Wendy Delsol conceives an irreverent, highly entertaining novel about embracing change and the (baby) bumps along the way.
Poor Katla. Uprooted from her easy life in LA to live in Middle Of Nowhere, Minnesota. As if that wasn’t bad enough, now she must deal with the crazy old ladies that call themselves Storks, and believe the old Icelandic myths.Where is Starbucks when you need it?!
I must be honest, Stork was not on my radar until I was contacted to review it. This fact makes me sad because it just goes to show how many great books I probably pass up or disregard. Stork is a gem! Wendy Delsol writes like a seasoned veteran, even though this is her debut!
Katla was a fantastic main character! At first, I was a little unsure if I would like her, but she grew a lot during the story and I really ended up loving her. All the other characters, Jack, Penny, Hulda, they were a great compliment to Kat’s personality.
The romance usually makes or breaks a book for me. I really enjoyed this one. It was refreshing. There was a little of the typical like you, hate you in the beginning, but it didn’t last the entire book. The characters actually got to be happy!
I’m not familiar with a lot of Norse Mythology, so this book was truly original for me. The concept of The Stork Society and all the other elements in the story, are something that I can’t wait to read more about! Don’t miss out on this book!