Friday, September 10, 2010

Review: Stork by Wendy Delsol

Copy of Copy of Stork Title: Stork
Author: Wendy Delsol
Pages: 355
Publisher: Candlewick

Publisher Date: October 12, 2010

Oh baby! A hip heroine discovers that she has the ability to decide who gets pregnant in this witty YA blend of romance and the supernatural.

Sixteen-year-old Katla has just moved from Los Angeles to the sticks of Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, she learns to her horror that she’s a member of an ancient order of women who decide to whom certain babies will be born. Add to that Wade, the arrogant football star whom Katla regrettably fooled around with, and Jack, a gorgeous farm boy who initially seems to hate her. Soon Katla is having freaky dreams about a crying infant and learns that, as children, she and Jack shared a near-fatal, possibly mystical experience. Can Katla survive this major life makeover and find a dress for the homecoming dance? Drawing from Norse mythology and inspired by The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen, debut author Wendy Delsol conceives an irreverent, highly entertaining novel about embracing change and the (baby) bumps along the way.

I received this book from a tour online.

My Thoughts: I had recently reviewed this book but accidently posted another review over it. So I am now having to re-review it. It may not be as good as the first one :(

Blurb: This book started out slowly and then before I knew it I was completely sucked in. Many people had told me that the blurb on the back didn’t sound interesting, but trust me it doesn’t do the book justice. Starting out reading this book  thought it would be about a teenage girl who got pregnant and was uncertain which guy to love. Basically what drew me into this book from reading the blurb was the fact that there was a baby involved. I absolutely love kids and I thought this would be an okay read. But boy was I wrong! So please don’t judge this book by its blurb :D

Cover: Ok so when you first glance at the cover it doesn’t seem all that special. As you start to read and then look deeper into the cover then you will truly see the whole picture. The little symbols in the cover that elude to the story. The warmth and love behind the girl’s eyes. I always glance at the covers periodically while reading a book. It just seems to give me a little more insight into the character or their circumstances. Also I notice a lot more than I do when I first look at it.

Characters: Katla would be the main character of course. I really got attached to her in this book, She went through rebellion to being upset to wisdom and then to love. She learned a big lesson throughout the book, about what it truly means to love and that sometimes people can change and getting back at someone is not always the best thing for anyone. Jack was yummy. LOL. At first I didn’t really care for him due to his harshness in the store, but as time went on and Katla grew to him so did I. His care for her, and for his family and friends added to the likeness of this character. Unlike Wade who I hated immediately after I started reading. He is one of those guys who believe that the world was his for the taking. The rest of the characters were funny and quirky in their own little ways. I truly liked the characters and thought they were great. Unlike most people when I read I don’t read for correction or to see if the characters were well rounded I truly read for the joy of it. I only review so that I can get the word out about the book and help spread the word for the author or publisher.

I learned from this book that life can be a wonderful mystery if you are willing to solve the clues. I also learned that getting even isn’t always the best thing to do. Its usually always better if you let God do the judging and the getting even. If you get even with someone it really doesn’t make you any better than them.

Stork is a great read that I believe most of everyone will enjoy from the supernatural themes to love of families and friends.

5 wolf paws So how did I do with the review? I am still new at the whole review process, so if you have any ideas then I will greatly appreciate it.Ashleys bookshelf signature


  1. I feel like the summary must not justify the book - it sounds a little dumb from the summary, but you seem like you loved it a lot! I will definitely be looking out for this one ; great review!

  2. Sam - No the summary didn't do it justice. This book had so many different twist that it was hard to predict. (Personal opinion) I thought it ROCKED! LOL. But I'm a sucker for babies and true paranormal love :D Thanks for the compliment!

  3. Sounds really interesting. Different.

  4. I haven't really heard much of anything about this book and the synopsis didn't grab my interest at all. So, I appreciate your review, since it definitely makes me reconsider my initial disinterest in the book.

  5. Danielle - It is completely different than what is out there now a days.

    Marg - When I first read the synopsis it didn't grab my attention either. But I am so glad that I read it. Just don't give up if it seems a little slow at first it gets a whole lot better. LOL. It is also a series!

  6. Ooh, this sounds MUCH better than the blurb made it sound. Gonna have to add it to my TBR though, based on your rave review!

  7. BTW, I LOVE your header! And I'm a total wolf girl so I love your rating system :)

  8. I saw your blog on the September Spectacular site and thought I'd stop by to say hello. Nice to have met you, I've enjoyed visiting.

  9. hiya! I'm here via ff

    I have seen this cover a million times and never knew what it was about! Thanks for opening my eyes to a new book!


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