Flock (Stork Trilogy)
I confess, for those of you who haven't started this series yet, I'm a little bit envious. Come September, you'll be able to read all three novels, one after the other. Oh, and of course the hunky, loyal Jack. Greek and Roman mythology are often covered in school, but Wendy Delsol's addition with Nordic mythology also will capture students' imaginations. Jun 25, Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it it was amazing Shelves: With that said in yes all shouty caps I have to do a recap of all the books that lead up to this EPIC conclusion.
I know I know some people did not like the series but to each his own. I really enjoyed this series because it had a little of everything and when a book uses myths I just adore it. Wendy did a wonderful job of weaving a world that went from the ordinary to the extraordinary. If you are looking for a good series to read this is it. When she gets there she soon finds out that things are not always as they seem and she finds out that she is part of a secret women's society called the Storks.
Then to make matters worse she fools around with the schools jock Wade and he turns out to be such a jerk that she regrets fooling around with him. Then she meets Jack the editor-in-chief of the newspaper and she is excited to have a friend. Being the new girl stinks real bad so she and Jack become quick friends and find themselves liking each other. That is when she finds out she belongs to the Stork society and Jack is a descendant of The Winter People. Then is Frost Katla and Jack are a couple but being a couple with their secrets is hard. All Katla wants to do is have a good year at school and build on her relationship with Jack and her best friend Penny.
She is looking forward to Christmas but as all good books go drama is around the corner in the form of a girl named Bridgid. Jack creates this storm for Katla and when he does it reeks havoc on their relationship. With everything going on in Katla's life she does not need this. To make matters worse after Jack creates the storm he and Bridgid start to get close and Jack starts distancing himself from Katla. Katla soon realizes that Jack has been taken by the Snow Queen and she will do everything in her powers to get her man back.
As Katla struggles to get Jack back she will find that somethings are worth sacrificing for. Katla has survived so much in just a short period of time that she is looking forward to having some down time with Jack and her BFF Penny.go to link
Flock (Stork, #3) by Wendy Delsol
She wants to spend Christmas just hanging out and relaxing and getting some quality time with Jack. But as we all know evil never rests and Katla will see just how evil the new exchange students are. They will stop at nothing to destroy everyone and anything Katla loves or cares about. She will have to fight them with all her powers and she will have to lose some and gain some but in the end she will fight for what is right in order to keep her family and friends safe from evil.
Wendy has done a fabulous job wrapping up this series and when you get to the end you will be screaming at the outcome I know I was!
I have to start by mentioning the cover of Flock. Is it not the most gorgeous cover ever? Does her hair not have the most perfect waves you've ever seen? The colors, the birds in the background Well done, Candlewick designers, well done. That's not the only good thing about this book. Flock is a fabulous finish to one of the most surprising trilogies I have come across in the inflated YA paranormal market in recent years. I love that Katla is a Stork, and member of a I have to start by mentioning the cover of Flock.
I love that Katla is a Stork, and member of a sisterhood of various birds and deliverers of souls. It's refreshing, interesting, and thought out. The first book, Stork, was brilliant and left me feeling very satisfied at the end. Then there was the second book, Frost, which carried the same interest level, but stray far from the stork ideas presented in the first book. We met new characters and developed Katla's circle of friends in a different but still enjoyable read.
Now Flock joins both worlds seamlessly. Katla truly has a lot at stake in this final book. There is her relationship with Jack, her duties to the Storks, her frail little sister Leira, and on top of it all, the evil presence threatening to take over her small town folks. Through it all she maintains her sense of humor, one of my favorite parts in the writing. I was expecting to be annoyed with the heightened roles of Marik and Jinx, but they surprised me with their contributions to Kat's life. Even Penny and Kat's Mom turned things around with their smaller roles. The ending is brilliant, powerful, and perfect.
Wendy Delsol has landed a unique, well-written, and well thought out trilogy. And I want her hair. Nov 19, Christie rated it liked it. In the final book of the Stork series, Katla LeBlanc, a member of a secret society of soul deliverers, must yet again stop the Ice Queen from bringing about the end of the world. Katla is a likeable heroine and this story does a good job of incorporating In the final book of the Stork series, Katla LeBlanc, a member of a secret society of soul deliverers, must yet again stop the Ice Queen from bringing about the end of the world. Katla is a likeable heroine and this story does a good job of incorporating different Nordic myths and legends into the plot.
At times however, the legends seem to run together and the names tend to get confusing. While the plot does flow more smoothly than the previous book in the series, there are a lot of sub-plots that never come to fruition and a lot of loose ends that never get answered. Towards the end of the book, the main conflict seems resolved much too conveniently and readers are left never really knowing what happened. Students in grades 7 and up will definitely enjoy this book if they have read the other two in the series and will be pleased with the final outcome.
This book is optional purchase, assuming you have the rest of the series in your collection. The covers are so beautiful; "frosting" on the cake. Yep, I punned it, so what! Once again we have Kat in a messy situation with some Nordic baddies. The modern references, as in the previous books, hit just the right spot to make the book relatable.
One thing I really missed was Kat's inner dialogue. She didn't seem to have as much in this book as she did in the others.
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This is a bit sad because if you read the first two books you absolutely fall in love with Jack as well as their relationship. I enjoyed Marik and Jinky coming back in this book. I desperately wish Kat and Jack didn't need to lose what they did no I won't say anymore as to avoid spoilers , but I see it had to be. I hope maybe we'll see another series where they might get it back. Over all, I think this was a great end to an amazing series. I want to reiterate Nov 14, Asenath rated it it was ok Shelves: This book really fell short for me.
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I feel like Delsol describes how I felt at the end of this book the best, "No more secrets, no more heroics, no more asinine self-sacrificing plots. Super contrived and annoying. Katla was way too snarky. The book was full of things like this: I may have even brayed ever so slightly I was feeling mulish enough to kick. Overall, I appreciated Delsol's attempt at bringing Norse mythology to life.
I enjoyed Stork, and liked Frost. I felt like everything was rushed, not enough depth was given to much of anything, and the conclusion of hostilities amongst realms was too fast and not explained well enough for a complete understanding of what happened. At the conclusion of the book, I was happy with the very ending. Happy with how everything worked out, and how the story closes. But I also had a feeling of what-the-heck-just-happened — almost a whiplash or something. View all 3 comments. Sep 24, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: This book was definitely an improvement over Frost , but I still didn't like it quite as much as Stork.
Still, it wraps up Katla and Jack's stories in a nice way, it flows much better than the previous book, and it was a quick read. I like how Delsol uses Norse mythology; it's a nice change from a lot of other YA mythology-based books. At times I did want to shake Katla for making some of the decisions she made ie. May 10, Darcy rated it liked it Shelves: This book wrapped up things, but I am not sure how I feel about the ending.
I was surprised that there wasn't much with the Storks, something I really liked about this series. What little there was with them left me feeling like they were under utilized and that Kat's role with them was glossed over. I did like how Kat reached out for help when she needed it and that those that were disappointed with Kat helped her. I hated how Kat felt like she had to hide things from everyone, especially Jack. Those two have been through so much together it that it bothered me.
I did like how Jack reacted, loved that he didn't listen to what Kat was saying. I am not sure what to think of the final results of things for Kat and Jack. Part of me is sad with what they are missing, but the other part of me is happy that they can lead a more normal life. Jul 12, Hana rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was one of the best endings to a book series I have ever read.
The Stork Trilogy was a great mixture of fiction, romance, and high school life. Though the end did have an interesting twist, but the the two lovers still ended up together, even though they had obstacles in their path to be together. I really do hope that Wendy Delsol continues to create amazing books because I will surely read them. Mar 04, Shelley marked it as to-read Shelves: September 11th by Random House, Inc. Sep 16, Brennyn Small rated it liked it. I have mixed feelings towards this book.
The beginning was not good. The writing style was erratic and too full of commas. It was very distracting. Once you got past the first pages the pace picked up and it became one of the books I couldn't put down. BUT the ending was terrible. Everything wrapped up into a nice little bow, but it did so in the least satisfying way imaginable.
I don't know how to feel about this book. I think overall I give it a meh. Jun 11, Jaime Lester rated it liked it. It was a 4 star until the end. The end kind of ruined the whole series for me, which stinks because I love the series.
Just one certain aspect that happened to Katla and Jack really really messed with my feelings for the story. But overall, what a great series. Sep 05, Longhairpanda rated it did not like it Shelves: Oct 17, Jacqueline rated it really liked it. A satisfying conclusion to the Stork trilogy. Aug 24, Katie Gamble rated it it was ok Shelves: Ending was not as epic as I'd hoped.
Oct 27, Sonia rated it liked it. Sep 02, Andrea at Reading Lark rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a Lark I feel that I didn't stand a chance against the series. How could I not fall in love with a world that has so many bird references? I picked up Stork on a whim and since then I have enjoyed every moment spent in the fascinating and magical world of Norse Falls. This book was a difficult one for me because I am not ready to say goodbye to these characters that I have grown to love.
I tried to read it slowly and savor every moment, but that didn't last long as the action began to pick up. I ended up devouring the book in a span of two days. It's always bittersweet when you read that last sentence in a beloved series. I'm already trying to figure out when I have time to do a reread of the entire series.
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I had super high expectations for Flock and Delsol didn't let me down. She delivered everything I wanted and more. Flock picks up right where Frost left off as Kat is starting her first day of Senior year. I have learned that nothing with Kat is boring or simple so even this run-of-the-mill right of passage is epic for her.
Not only is she dealing with college decisions, a new stepdad, and a sick baby sister, but she's also trying to keep her romance with Jack burning brightly AND trying to save the world as an ancient prophecy breathes down her neck. It's a lot for one teen to handle, but Kat manages to attack her issues with courage and style.
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