By Wendy Delsol
Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763660109, 394pp.
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
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. Hold on for a thrilling finale as the heroine of "Stork "and "Frost "calls on her wits (and her wit) to protect those she loves and face a final mythic disaster.
The final book in an unforgettable trilogy, this story delivers the same level of clever word play, sneaky smart plot twists, and sweet soul-mate moments readers have come to count on... Using Norse mythology as the framework and strong relationships with family and friends as the motivating force, there is plenty of substance holding this very stylish series together. The ending of the book, as the end of the series, is as satisfying and hope-filled as any reader could ever wish.
Delsol makes it all work with Kat’s spunky personality, plenty of dry, hip wisecracks, friendships, rivalries, a little romance and lots of suspense. Readers will care about each character with their distinct personalities, often quirky but acceptable as real humans.... The whole trilogy stands out for originality and great entertainment.