Flock by Wendy Delsol
After surviving her (shall we say) intense adventure in Iceland, Katla is psyched to be back for a blissfully uneventful senior year of homecoming and fashion explorations. But her hopes of dodging unfinished business are dashed by the arrival of two Icelandic exchange students: Marik, an oddly alluring merman-in-disguise, and Jinky, a tough gypsy girl. It seems Katla not only enraged the Snow Queen by rescuing her boyfriend, Jack, she also was tricked into promising her frail baby sister to the water queen — and Marik has come to collect. What’s worse, Katla doesn’t dare confide in anyone lest she endanger them, so even her soul mate, Jack, is growing suspicious. And now Katla’s stork dreams, her guide for matching babies with mothers, have become strange and menacing as well.
The third and final installment in the Stork trilogy comes to a head in a big way and Katla is forced to make decisions that will not only impact her life but everyone she cares about. I’ve come to love these characters and was sad to hear this will be the final book in the series. The mixture if Norse mythology, modern day fantasy, and YA romance was an instant hit with me. The characters are complex, fun and charming. And the setting is unique, inspired and magical.
With plenty of mystery, humor, drama, magic, and romance – this latest story is jam-packed with a roller coaster of emotional events and suspense. With several twists and surprises towards the end, Flock is a satisfying ending to an enchanting trilogy. I look forward to future stories from this talented author.
Flock releases from Candlewick Press on September 11, 2012.