Stork (Stork #1)
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 ...more
Oh, hey! Look at that! It's me at a playground! Look at how excited I am at the top of the slide:-) My ponytail is bouncing and I have a huge smile on my face. I'm waving to you;-) Life is so much fun when you are about to go down a slide--it's going to be a big adventure!
Hi. Now I am at the bottom of the slide. My ponytail fell out. There aren't as many MS paint flowers down here, but there IS a semi-barren tree--it has a bird in it though, so things really aren't all bad. And, I mean, even if ...more
Here we have a fresh, fun YA fantasy based on Icelandic mythology . . . and I just found out about it like a month ago! YOU HAVE LET ME DOWN, GOODREADS FRIENDS!
This book was so darling, I just wanted to cuddle it! I loved Kat, and her sense of fashion, and everything about this book. The characters were great, the Stork Council was awesome, it was so different from the endless string of YA supernatural books that I've seen lately!
Katla LeBlanc has just moved to a new town with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. Soon after she meets the Storks, an ancient Icelandic society with a mystical purpose run by Icelandic elders, and is accepted as its newest and by far the youngest member. Inducted into the society and chosen as the prestigous second chair, a whole heap of new responsibility is drop ...more
In retrospect, I should have known.
I should have known that a book about storks and pregnancy and babies would drive me bananas but alas, the promise of the combination of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen with Norse/Icelandic Mythology plus the positive reviews Stork received all over the place made it too hard for me to pass this one up. So here I am ….ready to talk about the book but the more I think about it, the less I like it. In ...more
A fun, light read based loosely off of various Norse legends. I liked the story, along with the worldbuilding and original concept.
Katla happens to suffer from America Singer-itis. She comes off as whiny and annoying at fir ...more
This LA chic-chick was thrust into the world of the Icelandic Stork Society without a clue. Some welcomed her into this sacred and ancient society while others shunned her. This went the same ...more
This book starts us off with a platinum-blonde Californian out of her element, caught in the bitter coldness that early fall brings. Katla LeBlanc, henceforth to be known as Kat, is newly relocated to a Minnesota town with an Icelandic heritage, along with her mother, following a recent divorce. Kat is working in her grandfather’s store, wearing a beret owned by Afi (her grandfather), seeing as Kat had a recently developed a bad rash atop her head. In addition to the odd new rash ...more
*This review includes detailed spoilers of the book.
Katla Leblanc is a girl who has a ice-blond hair and outstanding fashion sense. Following her divorced mother, she moves to Iceland from California. When she is working at her grandfather's store, she finds a fabric store and go into there. Fru Hulda, the owner of the store, notices Kat is the sign of Stork and introduces other Stork members. Despite other Stork members' disagreements, Hulda lets Kat to sit on the second chair, the position...more
One of the best things about ...more
I have been in such an YA funk that i thought I was going to hate this book when I received from the International Book Tours. I am so glad to say that I was wrong in my prediction and very surprised by how much i enjoyed this story.
Getting out of the Vamp, Were and Zombie box, Wendy gives us a story about a girl with the power to decided to whom certain unborn babies, should go to. She is part of the Stork Society, the ...more
Katla has been forced to relocate from sunny California to frigid Minnesota after her parent’s divorce. The adjustment to the rural setting and freezing temperatures is proving to be difficult. Blown off by Wade, the guy she made out with after a serious lapse in judgement, Katla finds herself on the bad side of both him and his catty on again off again girlfriend. She has also managed to become the focus of farm boy Jack’s irritation after a heated conversation involving what Katla ...more
Katla herself is wonderful. She's a pretty average teenager except for the whole Stork thing. I love that she's interested in fashion, but that doesn't make her a bimbo and it doesn't take the place of her h ...more
At the start of the story, Katla is an unhappy t ...more
--This book in 6 words:
new mythology with witty, laugh-out-loud character
--Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
The first few times I saw Stork mentioned I skimmed it, then I read Kate’s (I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read) review and added it to my TBR list. When given the chance to review the book, I took it. I am very glad I read this book! It was a hilarious, well-written, unique YA with an ending I didn’t see coming (but that could be because I was so caught up in the book). I wo ...more
Kat's parents had divorced, her Dad cheated on her Mom. Her mother had decided that she wanted to come back to her old stomping grounds in Minnesota. Kat fills in at her grandfath ...more
Divorce, a new school and a persistent group of strange old women in even stranger hats make up Kat's experiences in this ancient small town. Then the dreams begin. But none of that has ...more
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
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. B ...more
I love this cover as it's the perfect portrayal for Stork's main character, Kat (Katla). If the cover isn't captivating enough, wait till you get into the page's of Stork. Wendy Delsol has done a beautiful job at bringing a unique, paranormal story with the right amount of romance to the YA scene.
Stork follows the story of Katla (Kat), who's recently left LA behind and moved to Minnesota with her mom. This beautiful, hip chic, with a stellar sense of fashion misses the warmer weather of ...more
To be honest, I was a little reluctant to read this book because the MC seemed like someone I'd avoid reading. I'm not at all interested in fashion so the synop ...more
Having started with that, let me say t ...more
While I liked Kat, I didn't love her. I wasn't invested in her the way I was while reading, say The Perks of Being a Wallflower , ]The Handmaid's Tale or even Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
And the relationship between Jack and her seemed too gooey. Too sudden, and intense, and completely cliche. The idea ...more
I did find some things to be pretty predictable, but was ok with that. I liked that the kids were able to learn about themselves and each other at their pace. I loved the gathering of the old ladies! They were such a hoot!! I also loved how the old myths were so pre ...more
Told in first person narrative from Katla perspective. I thought she started off being a bit of a 'brat' but as the story unfolds we gain perspective as to why she is behaving in such a manner. Her characters really does develop right through the plot, gaining self knowledge and respect for the past ...more