Saturday, September 11, 2010
Stork is a really great novel with lots of interesting and dynamic elements to keep it interesting, and it’s set against the rich backdrop of Nordic culture, myths, and legends. The idea of human storks and a secret society is an inventive one, made unique and memorable by the head of the society and Katla's mentor, Hulda. She's an excellent and surprising character that is unexpectedly wise, quirky, and sweet, and her many sides are fascinating—she's always surprising you. Unfortunately, there wasn't quite as much of her and the Storks as readers might perceive given the title, but there is plenty in this story to keep readers hooked. For instance, Jack and Kat's relationship is another great thing about this book—they're not without their bumps and trials, but their romance is sweet and it is made believable by their shared past and the supernatural forces at work, both good and bad. Though it did seem as though the perpetrator and the dark plot came out of left field, it was nicely done, with plenty of drama and suspense. Every element in this book is woven seamlessly and cleverly together, full of secrets, powers, fashion, creativity, beautiful scenery and of course, love. Stork is a full and engaging debut!
Cover Comments: I like the girl on the front--she's just as Katla is described--and the snowy white background is very appropriate! It's a pretty cover!
Stork will be available on October 12th, 2010.
ARC borrowed from the lovely Shanyn of chickloveslit.com!