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!
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
There is no such thing as "Minnesota-nice". And if there was, and there isn't, Minnesotans would not refer to it as "Minnesota-nice."
Yokels? Hicks? Alberta Clippers?
Something the Minnesota yokels referred to as an Alberta Clipper was bearing down from the north.
Wha..? I have never ever heard anything referred to as an "Alberta Clipper
Uncultured hicks with poofy hair, hideous clothing, and a hate for all things "civilized"?
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 ...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
*Genre* Young Adult Paranormal
Stork is the first book in the series with the same name by Wendy Delsol. It is told in the POV of Katla Gudron LeBlanc who finds that she is living in the great white north of Minnesota and has a destiny and a past she had no prior knowledge of.
Norse Falls, Minnesota, is where half of the population is descended from Iceland or they have a past linked to Nordic mythology of Asgard and Midgard. They have names like Huldabron, Hilda, Fru Birta ...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 ...more
At the start of the story, Katla is an unhappy ...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
One of the best things about ...more
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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. ...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
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 ...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
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 ...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 ...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
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