Stork by Wendy Delsol

Feb 28, 2011
Publisher: Candlewick
Pub. Date: October 12th 201
ISBN:  0763648442
Pages: 355 pages

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 book had me from the very first page. Seriously. I could not put this book down and I devoured it in one sitting. Wendy Delsol is brilliant.

I love to read books based on mythology, as long as it is done right. Wendy Delsol did all kinds of right in Stork. The plot, the writing, the setting, everything about this book was fantastic. It was so incredibly interesting and entertaining! There was even some romance and mystery, can you say amazing?!

Katla was a wonderful protagonist. She was easy to relate to and I loved watching her grow as a character. Jack was completely swoon-worthy too. Their romance was the perfect amount of adorable and frustrating.

The only issue I had was that Katla only had to place one baby. I really wanted to see her do more!

Overall I really loved this book and cannot wait to read the sequel Frost! Wendy Delsol's mix of mythology, folklore, history, romance, and paranormal creates a brilliant story.

Rating: 5 stars / 5 stars


  1. Katla--what an unusual name! It sounds like a wonderful book, and I'm seriously considering it with your high ratings! Thanks for the short and sweet review (far better than reading a massive 10-paragraph review, huh?


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