October 12, 2010

review: Stork

Deciding who gets pregnant, what an ingriguing topic!
debut YA novel by Wendy Delsol
received from Around the World ARC Tours

Goodreads Synopsis
Oh baby! A hip heroine discovers that she has the ability to decide who gets pregnant in this witty YA blend of romance and the supernatural.
Sixteen-year-old Katla has just moved from Los Angeles to t
he sticks of Minnesota. As if it weren’t enough that her trendy fashion sense draws stares, she learns to her horror that she’s a member of an ancient order of women who decide to whom certain babies will be born.

Katla saw essences above potential-pregnant people:  one is a newlywed waitress, another is a high school girl.   She dreamed about the baby-to-be. Then she made her decision.  I had to smile at how Kat got the person she chose to realize she just might possibly be pregnant.

I wanted more focus on how Kat worked with her recently-discovered powers and how she made her ultimate decision.  At first I found the relationships Kat has with  two guys Jack and Will to be an interruption.   However, it turns out the relationships are relevant to the plot. 
I will pick up the author's next book Frost (not out until Fall 2011) because I'm interested in more details about Katla's function as a Stork.  Possible future plots that I'm imagining:  how will Kat deal with a woman who is struggling with infertility?  What will she do if people find out she has these powers and try to influence her? 
A digression:  I'm beginning to notice many YA books involve moving from one town to another and meeting new people.   I guess that's to help the plot:  girl meets boy, girl meets other girls in the high school, girl copes with the changes. 


Shy said...

This surely sound like a fun read and explore the kind of power that I've never really read about before. Really hope that I'd get the chance to read this one day.

Here from Book Party Wednesday.
Have a great day =)

jewelknits said...

This sounds wonderfully imaginative! I will be keeping my eye out for it! Thanks for the review!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries