Monday, December 19, 2011

Frost by Wendy Delsol

Genre:  YA Mythological Fiction
Stork Series, Book 2

Description (taken from Goodreads):
After the drama of finding out that she’s a Stork, a member of an ancient and mystical order of women, and that her boyfriend, Jack, is a descendent of the Winter People able to control the weather, Katla Leblanc is delighted when all signs point to a busy and peaceful Christmas. That is, until the snowstorm Jack summons as a gift to Katla turns into the storm of the century, attracting Brigid, a gorgeous scientist who, in turn, attracts Jack. Between the school play, a bedridden, pregnant mother’s to-do lists, and keeping an eye on her aging grandfather, Katla doesn’t have time to question Brigid’s motives or deal with Jack’s increasingly cold behavior. But Katla’s suspicions mount when Jack joins Brigid on a research expedition to Greenland, and when the two of them go missing, it becomes clear that Katla is the only one who can save her beloved Jack from the Snow Queen who holds him prisoner. Adventure, romance, and myth combine in this winter escapade for teens who like a bit of fire with their ice.

Let me go over the good parts first.  The Norse mythology is beautiful.  I loved learning about the myths and how they were incorporated in Katla's life.  Honestly, that's what got me to read the second one.  And it's probably why I can honestly say I really, really enjoy these books.

The bad?  These books are slow and a little difficult to get into.  The side stories aren't as well-connected to the rest of the story.  I had some moments where I wondered why I was reading what I was reading and never got an answer later on in the book.

But push the bad aside.  If you like young adult fiction with a mythology twist, then you'll enjoy this series.

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