{Review} Stork by Wendy Delsol

November 18, 2011 Reviews 11

Stork by Wendy Delsol

Paperback368 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Candlewick Press
Age Group: YA
Source: finished copy from Publisher
Series: Stork # 1
Challenges: None
Buy this Book: Amazon

Summary (from Goodreads)

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.

 I wasn’t really sure what to think of Stork when I picked it up. I know this probably going to get a mean comment or two- but I am really not the biggest fan of babies in my books. It is just not something I would prefer to read about. But I love all things magical and magic plus some mystery sounded too good for me to pass up. I am so glad that I gave Stork a try. I loved it!! It was seriously great. 

I devoured this book so fast. I started reading and before I knew it, I was done. Looking back I wish I had went a little slower so I could still be reading Stork. I couldn’t help myself though, I was that absorbed in the story. Katla was such a cool character. I liked that she wasn’t perfect. She was opinionated, stubborn, and maybe a little stuck up about clothes and accessories. And I loved everything about her. Too many books now have perfect main characters, which is not realistic. I liked that Katla was a little snobby. It made her realistic. 

And oh boy did I like Jack. He seemed so distant at first and I was instantly intrigued. I wanted to know his story! And Wendy Delsol made me wait until almost the end of the book to finally figure him out. But he was a great character- strong, dependable, cute, and mysterious. Just like Katla got under Jack’s skin, he got under my skin. For the whole story I could not shake him. 

I just read the description for book 2, Frost, and I need to read it ASAP! I already know I am going to hate this new girl and I am dreading seeing Jack led astray. I need to see how this will all turn out. This has all the makings of being an awesome trilogy! I can’t wait to see what is in store next for the Storks, Katla and Jack. Wonderful book- go read it now!

4.5/5 Gavels.


Michelle @ Book Briefs

11 Responses to “{Review} Stork by Wendy Delsol”

  1. Maji Bookshelf

    oh my! i wouldn’t pick this book up for the cover, but your review just made me want to read it! Jack seems like a boy i’de love 😉
    Great review!

    – juhina

  2. Jennifer

    I have this one in my reading pile. I thought the cover was interesting but haven’t had a chance to crack the spine just yet. Your review makes me want to read right now.

  3. Kristan

    I’m so surprised that you loved this book so much! Not that I expected it to be horrible, I just haven’t heard much about it. Your review definitely has been interested myself now.

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  4. Yiota

    Great review!! It’s actually the first time i read a review about it and it sounds really good and something i would like to try.

    But what exactly, do you mean “not the biggest fan of babies in my books” ? Well mostly the babies comments and the book connection with it :p

    Yiota @ Splash of our Worlds

  5. Michelle @ Book Briefs

    Hey guys! Yea I had not seen too many reviews of this book myself, but I def think it is worth a try. I really enjoyed it.

    @yiota: As for the babies, I meant that I don’t really enjoy YA books that have to do with pregnancy/birth or have a baby in them. It made me weary of stork bc of the legend of storks. (they bring the babies to people) but it was not the emphasis in the book, in the way that you think it would be, so it didn’t bother me at all. 🙂

  6. Andrea @The Bookish Babes

    So, I’m assuming the stork is in reference to babies? I don’t think based on the name or cover I would pick this up. Based on your review I would. And isn’t that a shame? I’ll have to keep an eye out for Stork.
    Great review!

  7. Yiota

    @Michelle: ohhh…i see now!! Thanks a lot for explaining! And you actually made me curious now about their legends! Haha!

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