- Reading level:Ages 12 and up
- Hardcover:357 pages
- Publisher:Candlewick (October 12, 2010)
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.
This was definitely different. I haven't done much with Norse mythology. A little look many years ago when I was in high school, and I watched Thor (that has to count...right?) But this was amazing, rich, full of myth and legend, and all wrapped up with great story telling. I loved the characters, Kat embraced her powers and responsibilities. She never tried to run from them or deny them, which I loved. Jack, at first I couldn't understand what his problem was but as the story went on I understood his reactions, and as he softened we saw what a great character he really is. I got to the end thinking I knew what was coming, but I was quite surprised. I'm glad it didn't go down the way I thought it would. I do hope we see more of Kat's role as a Stork in the next book, I found that part of the story to be awesome. I loved ever word of this story and can't wait to start the next book and get back into this awesome world. I give this one 5 stars and many glowing recommendations.