Stork by Wendy Delsol
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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.
Another book that I give about 3.5/5* to. I finished this book in one day because the writing style was so good and I couldn't stop reading it.
This story is about a girl named Katla who recently moved to Minnesota with her mother, who recently finalized her divorce with Katla's father. Katla is originally from California and so is not used to the cold weather in Minnesota. On top of trying to get used to the climate change Katla is trying to make new friends.
One night while working at her afi's (grandfathers) store she notices the fabric store across the street has a light on inside and so she goes over to check it out. As soon as Katla enters the store he life begins to change.
Katla is told that she is a Stork. Not only does she find out that she is a Stork, but she is the youngest that the society ever had. So now on top of getting used to the climate and making new friends, Katla also has to learn what being a Stork means and get prepared for her first "job".
This book is about magic, romance, friends and family. This book doesn't delve too much into Katlas role as a Stork, so I'm hoping that it is just a first book in a series or trilogy. I only gave this book 3.5/5* because of the lack of stuff pertaining to Katla and Storks and because of the lack of action and/or drama. It seemed as if this book was setting you up for more to come. I can see a next book having a ton of action.
I liked the characters in this book, although one in particular I didn't care for. What his true role ended up being I think came up too quickly and seemed kind of rushed at the end of the story and then he was gone for good. I really like Hulda, who is the society's first chair and I also liked Jack, who ends up being Katlas boyfriend, but not without some serious tension and anger between the two first.
If this ends up being a stand alone book then I am disappointed because of the lack of anything really happening. But, if this ends up being the first in a series or trilogy then it isn't bad because it seems to set everything up for us.
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