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Flock (Stork Trilogy)

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Release Date
September 25, 2012
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The climactic conclusion of a supernatural romantic trilogy starring a savvy, sharp-tongued heroine who taps into ancient Norse secrets.

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.

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Coming home from Iceland and her crazy escapades to save her boyfriend, Jack, Katla is ready for her final year of high school to be relatively uneventful. And yet...she cannot escape her fantastical life. She is followed by two of the key players in helping her find Jack, and they are there to make sure she follows through with the pacts she made to receive that help from the gods.

Watching Katla's friends reactions to her 'acquaintances' as they begin attending her high school is quite amusing, and at the same time we get to witness her best friend, Penny, blossom into a woman (and more). As usual, strange, world-shaking events surround Katla wherever she goes, and she also seems to be acquiring more and more supernatural abilities--this time without much guidance to navigate the how's and what's and why's of keeping it all under control.

Katla and her family, and her friend Penny, are all so lovable and enjoyable to get to know. At times, I found the added elements of this story (and the last book, Frost) to be overwhelming and just too much. Although I'm guessing the author wanted to incorporate as much Norse mythology as she could, sometimes I just wished Katla was either a Stork or a psychic dreamer with connections to the god's realms--not ALL of it mashed up together. The Stork aspect of her life almost gets lost in this finale. HOWEVER, I need to say that somehow, the author made it ALL come together, which I appreciated, and *spoiler alert*

*SPOILER*

I have got to say how much I LOVED it that Katla gives up her powers altogether in the end. No one ever seems to do that or even get the chance in so many of these magical, paranormal stories. It made it seem so real that she chose to give them up and live a 'normal' life after all the good she did, instead of clinging to it all because it was her 'destiny or something. I applaud this unique twist to the story.

*SPOILER OVER*

Ahem. So. If you are a fan of paranormal, please check out this series. It is packed full of names and stories and info but was highly entertaining and unique.
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Nicholette Tilghman Reviewed by Nicholette Tilghman December 05, 2012
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A Finale that Takes Flight

Coming home from Iceland and her crazy escapades to save her boyfriend, Jack, Katla is ready for her final year of high school to be relatively uneventful. And yet...she cannot escape her fantastical life. She is followed by two of the key players in helping her find Jack, and they are there to make sure she follows through with the pacts she made to receive that help from the gods.

Watching Katla's friends reactions to her 'acquaintances' as they begin attending her high school is quite amusing, and at the same time we get to witness her best friend, Penny, blossom into a woman (and more). As usual, strange, world-shaking events surround Katla wherever she goes, and she also seems to be acquiring more and more supernatural abilities--this time without much guidance to navigate the how's and what's and why's of keeping it all under control.

Katla and her family, and her friend Penny, are all so lovable and enjoyable to get to know. At times, I found the added elements of this story (and the last book, Frost) to be overwhelming and just too much. Although I'm guessing the author wanted to incorporate as much Norse mythology as she could, sometimes I just wished Katla was either a Stork or a psychic dreamer with connections to the god's realms--not ALL of it mashed up together. The Stork aspect of her life almost gets lost in this finale. HOWEVER, I need to say that somehow, the author made it ALL come together, which I appreciated, and *spoiler alert*

*SPOILER*

I have got to say how much I LOVED it that Katla gives up her powers altogether in the end. No one ever seems to do that or even get the chance in so many of these magical, paranormal stories. It made it seem so real that she chose to give them up and live a 'normal' life after all the good she did, instead of clinging to it all because it was her 'destiny or something. I applaud this unique twist to the story.

*SPOILER OVER*

Ahem. So. If you are a fan of paranormal, please check out this series. It is packed full of names and stories and info but was highly entertaining and unique.

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Loved the ending!
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Duks Castro Reviewed by Duks Castro August 03, 2013
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It's over?

Loved the ending!

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Loved it!!!! Nice ending to this adventorous trilogy. We see the aftermath of the deal she made with, the Water Queen, Safira, and the lengths she went through to get an heir, even teaming up with, the Snow Queen, Brigid. We almost see Katla crack under pressure with all that's going on, her affi and Leira, ad Marik constantly reminding her that she gas to go theough with the pact ir else face severe consequences, which turned out to be Ragnarök, the end of the world. Ultimately considered making the biggest sacrifice, giving herself up in place of her sister. In a switch that ultimately cost her and Jack their powers, thanks to Idunn, the Goddess Youth. She accepted that she no longer was a Stork Sister, only to find out that Penny was their newest member and became the Dove. Helped Marik, who was meant to die on this realm. All in all, I loved it.

A little bittersweet, hope she gives us at least a short story about how Penny is adapting to being a Stork, and what's going with the rest of the crew.
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