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This GoReader comes preloaded with 1 audiobook title: Stork. Moving from LA to nowhere Minnesota, sixteen-year-old Katla Leblanc expected the local fashion scene to be frozen in time. What she didnt expect was induction into the Icelandic Stork Society, an ancient order of women charged with a unique mystical duty. Not only is Katla the youngest member, but Hulda, the soci ...more
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Published January 1st 2012 by Scobre Press (first published October 12th 2010)
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Flannery


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
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Wendy Darling
3.5 stars I'd love to hang out with Katla LeBlanc. She's just moved from LA to frozen Minnesota, where the fashion scene is non-existent and the weirdly wonderful ladies of the Icelandic Stork Society insist that she is destined to be part of their mysterious clan. I absolutely love Kat's voice, which is smart and funny and made me laugh out loud several times. It's such a nice change when there's humor in YA paranormal novels and I think the author shows a lot of promise in possibly becoming an ...more
Jessica
Apr 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS BOOK UNTIL NOW?!

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!
Kogiopsis
Every now and again I read a book under such circumstances that I really wonder what I would have thought of it at a different time. It's a nature vs. nurture thing - how much of my reactions are to the book itself, how much to the circumstances of my own life as I'm reading it? Stork is definitely one of those books. On the one hand, it probably benefited from my reading Halo at the same time, because nothing is that bad; on the other hand, since I spent last night reading the Evil Overlord Lis ...more
TheBookSmugglers
Review originally posted on The Book Smugglers: HERE

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
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Imo (Omnom Books)
Though a lot of people would probably pass over this book, it caught my eye because of it's gorgeous cover and the unusual title.

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
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Amy
2...point 5 stars?

I don't know quite how to rate this book. On the one hand, it made me feel like this:



But at the same time, there were elements of this story that were really cool...



I like that this book twists mythology and fairy tales to create a new mythos: one where old women determine who gets what child. I felt this book offered an intriguing picture of babies pre-conception, waiting to be born. It was fun to think of their mission and the placement of children.
However, despite the creat
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The Feline Felon
OMG! I loved this book it was so sweet!! Also this books ending was prob my favorite book ending EVER!!
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by John Jacobson, aka "R.J. Jacobs" for TeensReadToo.com

Katla is a city girl. Fashion, Starbucks, it's all a part of her life. Well, it was. After the discovery of her parents' planned divorced, Katla and her mother return to their roots - a small town called Norse Falls up in the mountains of Minnesota. Pretty much everyone in town is a descendant of the Vikings, or Norsefolk, including Katla and her mother. But Katla's only half - her father's roots are French. Katla comes to town wit
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Jenna
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA readers
I like the story. It’s definitely something new. No joke there. The story of STORKS and BABIES and The Snow Queen and other old Outlandic Antartic whatever stories combined and made into something modern where teens of today can really relate too. Well, except for the paranormal and urban fantasy part, because that, definitely is not happening in the real world, just in the movies and books. But this book can really take you into a journey of a teenager’s life to CHANGE. Katla (weird name I kno ...more
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Wendy Delsol is the author of a young adult trilogy: STORK (2010), FROST (2011), and FLOCK (2012). The books are inspired by Norse mythology, adventure and Icelandic folklore. STORK was one of 25 titles out of over 1000 to receive a 2010 VOYA Perfect Ten and one of ten to win a 2011 Westchester Fiction Award. Delsol’s adult novel, THE McCLOUD HOME FOR WAYWARD GIRLS, was named an August 2011 Barnes ...more
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