Saturday, January 15, 2011

Review: Stork


Family secrets. Lost memories. And the arrival of an ancient magical ability that will reveal everything.

Sixteen-year-old Katla LeBlanc has just moved from Los Angeles to Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, Katla soon finds out that she’s a Stork, a member of a mysterious order of women tasked with a very unique duty. But Katla’s biggest challenge may be finding her flock at a new school. Between being ignored by Wade, the arrogant jock she stupidly fooled around with, and constantly arguing with gorgeous farm boy and editor-in-chief Jack, Katla is relieved when her assignment as the school paper’s fashion columnist brings with it some much-needed friendship. But as Homecoming approaches, Katla uncovers a shocking secret about her past — a secret that binds her fate to Jack’s in a way neither could have ever anticipated. With a nod to Hans Christian Andersen and inspired by Norse lore, Wendy Delsol’s debut novel introduces a hip and witty heroine who finds herself tail-feathers deep in small-town life


This book had a pretty unique idea for its story. I was both eager and an little nervous to read it. Eager because the idea was about a secret group of woman that were "storks" and nervous because it could have been just too weird for me. However, I really
liked this book. I thought it bordered reality and paranormal perfectly and even though the idea of a girl being a human stork could have turned out really strange it ended up great. I loved how Norse mythology tied into the story.

The characters were great. I liked Katla (and what a cool name). She was believeable and easy to connect with. I enjoyed the interaction and dialogue between her and Jack a lot too. I also really enjoyed the other 'stork society' characters--all the different older ladies with all their quirky personalities.

The storyline of the book was well paced and not a boring predictable plot. I thought that events and actions happened at just the right times and that the end was great. I can't wait to read the sequel, but it won't come out for a while! Oh no's....Anyway, if you see this book, pick it up and give it a chance. It was really good and you might like it too!


  1. Hi Christina!

    Well I'm not familiar with this title but the mention of Norse Mythology made me want to check it out. And yeah Natla is a cool name :P

    I wanted to let you I came back to my dorm this week and found lovely books waiting xD Thank you <3

  2. Interesting. This cover reminds me of the White Queen in Narnia...I think that's her name. The premise sounds really original. I just may look into this. thx