{Review+G!veaway} Flock by Wendy Delsol

October 5, 2012 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews 8

Welcome to my stop on the Flock blog tour. I have a review of the third, and final, book in the Stork Trilogy- FLOCK and the tour giveaway. 
You can check out my reviews of the rest of the books in the series below. (click on the title)
3. Flock
384 pages 
Published: September 25, 2012 by Candlewick Press
Source: ARC from publisher
Series: Stork #3
Age Group: YA
Buy this Book: Amazon

The climactic conclusion of a supernatural romantic trilogy starring a savvy, sharp-tongued heroine who taps into ancient Norse secrets.
After surviving her (shall we say) intense adventure in Iceland, Katla is psyched to be back for a blissfully uneventful senior year of homecoming and fashion explorations. But her hopes of dodging unfinished business are dashed by the arrival of two Icelandic exchange students: Marik, an oddly alluring merman-in-disguise, and Jinky, a tough gypsy girl. It seems Katla not only enraged the Snow Queen by rescuing her boyfriend, Jack, she also was tricked into promising her frail baby sister to the water queen — and Marik has come to collect. What’s worse, Katla doesn’t dare confide in anyone lest she endanger them, so even her soul mate, Jack, is growing suspicious. And now Katla’s stork dreams, her guide for matching babies with mothers, have become strange and menacing as well. Hold on for a thrilling finale as the heroine of Stork and Frost calls on her wits (and her wit) to protect those she loves and face a final mythic disaster.

I can’t believe the final book in the Stork trilogy is finally here. I am sad to see this trilogy come to an end but I really liked the way it all ended. I thought this book was better than the second one- I really enjoyed it! We got to see lots of new characters, which I think was awesome. I think that was just the thing missing from book 2. The new additions breathed new life into the story. 
Kat is just such a determined girl. She does not give up, which is so admirable. Even if she doesn’t always follow the rules. Plus she has this cute little snarky streak in her that I really found amusing. And Jack made me smile again! He showed me why I loved him so much in the first book. That in itself made me super happy. 
Flock is a surprising end to an adventurous trilogy. I didn’t see a few things coming in this installment. And one of them was pretty big! I’m not going to say a word though, you will just have to read it for yourself to find out. And then once you do, let me know if you like it or not. Personally I did like it, even though it bummed me out a little bit. But I think it was fitting.
I said in my previous reviews that I loved the norse mythology in the previous too books and this one was pretty awesome too. I was so happy to see more legends explained and woven into the story. Plus some secrets uncovered and mysteries answered. I felt like Flock was a satisfying end to a good YA series. I really enjoyed the adventures of the Stork trilogy. And I love that Wendy has something in her author blurb about the series that says she misses Kat and bets they are up to mischief without her or something like that and I just think that is so perfect. I can totally picture Kat stirring up all kinds of mischief, and it is how I like to think of her and her gang too. 
4/5 gavels

About Wendy Delsol:
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 and Noble Pick of the Week. The book is set in Iowa and tells the story of three generations of women and the secrets that bind them. Wendy has an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a graduate degree from California State University, Long Beach. She was born in Canada, grew up in Michigan, lived in Los Angeles for 20 years and now resides in Des Moines with her husband and two teen sons

Follow the blog tour:

10/4 Interview @ OMFG Books

10/5 Review @ Book Briefs
10/6 Review @ Stiletto Storytime
10/7 This or That @ The Busy Bibliophile
10/8 Interview & Giveaway @ I Am a Reader, Not a Writer
And now for a giveaway! 

Michelle @ Book Briefs

8 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} Flock by Wendy Delsol”

  1. Rima

    I’ve heard so much about these books lately, so am excited to start the series. Thanks for the giveaway!

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