By Wendy Delsol
Publication date: Sept. 25, 2012
Candlewick, 384 pages
Having barely survived an eleventh grade of adventures rivaling any mythological tale, human Stork Katla Leblanc is hoping for an ordinary senior year. But when two Icelandic exchange students turn up at Norse Falls High, an uneventful school year seems out of the question.
Although tricked into the initial deal, Katla is constrained by a celestial bargain that puts everyone—including her boyfriend, Jack, and best friend, Penny—at risk. She’ll have to use her wits, her wit, her soul-delivering powers, and a few out-of-this-world colleagues to fend off a disaster of epic proportions.
— Goodreads.com description
Sigh. I’m so sad to be saying goodbye to Wendy Delsol’s world, to Katla and Jack. I’ve adored this series from Stork to Frost, and Flock was no exception.
This series taps into the mythology trend we’ve been seeing in YA novels lately, but Delsol’s Norse twist on things consistently makes her stories feel new, fresh and exciting.
Delsol’s writing is interesting, too – I consistently find myself pausing to take in her unique phrasing… in a good way. Nothing about these books feels like it’s been “done” before.
My only regret: There wasn’t enough Jack! More Jack, Wendy, more Jack! Ha…sorry. I’m so predictable in my requests. For an adventurous story with a classic feel, check out this series.