Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stork (Stork #1) by Wendy Delsol

Pages:  335
Publishers:  Candlewick
Published:  October 12, 2010

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.


She combines both folklore and present day. The 21st century with a mix of the Stork. The mythical bird, which said to be the bringer of babies. Katla is a wonderful character who doesn't let anyone walk over her. The only thing she doesn't know about her new move to the country is that she use to live there. The kids all stare at her like she carries the plague and she seems to attract boys. One evil and one with ice for a heart

This is a story of memories forgotten an found. Of new beginnings and old acquaintances. Ok. Now I sound like I'm spouting poetry.  Let me sum it up for you people. Katla is a stork. Someone who decides who gets babies and who doesn't. She gets dream visions of the baby and the vessels (women) who could be chosen as the mother of the baby.

Then she finds out that there are enemies who could mask themselves as her friend. This story has action in almost every chapter and I love her fashion advice!  I'm giving this book 4 stars because some or the parts did not make much sense.  But this was still a good story.

Iron Fey