Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review : Stork by Wendy Delsol

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Publisher: Candlewick
Release Date: October 12, 2010

Source: Own

The Story:

Moving from LA to nowhere Minnesota, sixteen-year-old Katla Leblanc expected the local fashion scene to be frozen in time. What she didn’t 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 society’s omen-guided leader, immediately bestows the coveted Second Chair on her — a decision that ruffles a few feathers.

As if that weren’t enough, Katla also has to deal with her parents’ divorce and the social aftermath of a bad date with popular but creepy Wade. Katla, however, isn’t one to sit on her designer-jean-clad behind, and soon she’s assigned the fashion column for the school paper and making new friends.

Things would be looking up if it weren’t for editor in chief Jack. Even though they argue every time they meet, Katla is inexplicably drawn to him. Juggling her home life, school, and Stork duties, will Katla be able to unravel the mystery surrounding Jack? More importantly, will she find a dress in time for Homecoming?

Folktales collide with reality in Wendy Delsol’s debut novel, in which one girl finds herself tail-feathers deep in small-town life.

.--via Barnes & Noble

RatingTHREE Gold Stars!!

My Review

This review is going to be a bit sparse since I have read 
Stork years ago so . . . *cough cough* Without further ado, I did not know what to expect when I started reading Stork. The writing was decent and the premise of the story was unique that I finished reading it. Not to mention, Jack was adorable.

Tag Line:

Family secrets. Lost memories. And the arrival of an ancient magical ability that will reveal everything. 

Opening Line:

One moment I was fine, and the next it felt like an army of fire ants was marching across my head. 


As I mentioned above, I thought the premise for Stork was unique. Katla's world changes when her parents divorce then her mother drags her to Minnesota. Being a city girl through-and-through with plans to go to college Paris, Nowhere, Minnesota was not on her Wishlist at all. To really throw a wrench in her plans, Katla is suddenly inducted into a Icelandic Stork Society of woman bestowed with the mystic responsibility of giving babies to woman. A council of human storks.

Reluctant as she may be, Katla tries to adjust to her new life and mystical powers by joining the school paper. There Katla meets Jack who gets on her last nerves . . . that is, until she finds herself strangely drawn to him. And the secret he is hiding.

Character Breakdown:

Katla - Although Katla can be a bit of a priss, she is also confident and does not play the victim. She is not afraid to go after what she wants and does not sit around waiting for someone to come save her.

Meet the Author:

Wendy Delsol was born in Canada to English parents and grew up in suburban Detroit. She has an undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a graduate degree from California State University, Long Beach.
After a year living and studying in France, Wendy moved to Los Angeles, where she remained for another twenty.
Post college, the rent was paid by working as a group tour coordinator in the travel industry.

Besides writing, her favorite job, ever, was mother to her two boys.

The writing bug bit at age forty. Wendy wrote her first novel and then took a year of writing classes through the UCLA Writers' Extension Program.

When her husband's job took the family to Des Moines, Wendy continued writing novels; she took classes through the University of Iowa Summer Writers' Festival; and she joined a local critique group, SCBWI, and the YA chapter of RWA.

***Check out Wendy Delsol's website for more information about her and the Stork: HERE

Happy Reading!


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