Sorry this one's kinf of short guys, i'll pad it out later. I'm rocking the flu-thing right now, so i'll hope you can forgive me when i say that blogging is the last thing on my mind right now :D
AUTHOR: Wendy Delsol
SERIES: Stork #1
PAGES: 355 (Hardcover)
Though a lot of people would probably pass over this book, it caught my eye because of it's gorgeous cover and the unusual title.
Katla LeBlanc has just moved to a new town with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. Soon after she meets the Storks, an ancient Icelandic society with a mystical purpose run by Icelandic elders, and is accepted as its newest and by far the youngest member. Inducted into the society and chosen as the prestigous second chair, a whole heap of new responsibility is dropped onto Kat's shoulders, and it doesn't help that Jack, a gorgeous boy from school, seems angry at her for no reason at all.
As the book goes on Kat learns that a mysterious new evil is stalking those around her, and that something that happened years ago but she can't remember may hold the key to finding out what is happening now.
Kat is an amazing character, i wish i was as strong as her! She seems to take everything as it comes, never giving up hope and always trying to find the best of the situation. Her relationship with Jack is suprising real, it really makes you get behind them and empathise, letting you get more engrossed in the book and the storyline.
This interesting take on the shockingly underepresented Scandinavian mythology is a burst of fresh air compared to the gazillions of YA Paranormal twilight clones. If you're looking for something a little different but which still satisfies your supernatural appetites, this is the book for you.
Stork is one of my favourite reads this month, it has fantasy, romance, and mystery, a combination that can do no wrong in my eyes.