Frost

Frost

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by Wendy Delsol, Julia Whelan
     
 

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In this sequel to STORK, Katla Leblanc has to employ her grit, spirit, and special gifts to rescue the boy she loves.

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

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In this sequel to STORK, Katla Leblanc has to employ her grit, spirit, and special gifts to rescue the boy she loves.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Well-paced narration will keep readers interested - a superior paranormal adventure.
—Kirkus Reviews

Readers discover that, somehow, Kat can make the most frightening danger seem, well...fun. This light tone makes the novel a favorable choice for girls who prefer Meg Cabot to Stephanie Meyer.
—VOYA

VOYA - Diane Colson
Katla Leblanc begins her story with the breezy announcement that she is a Stork, a magical Norse being who delivers lost souls. This may sound startling to readers who missed Kat in Delsol's previous novel, Stork (Candlewick, 2010/VOYA December 2010), but returning readers will be happy to know that Kat is as wryly observant and fashion conscious as ever. Kat and her boyfriend, Jack Frost, are settling nicely into their romance. Yet, as anyone with ancient mystical powers can tell you, peace is invariably short lived. A terrible blizzard, possibly initiated by Jack, kills a young boy. The Storks are in disarray. Kat's mother's boyfriend, Stanley, becomes involved in a secretive project to end global warming, employing Jack as an eager assistant. Into this uneasy turmoil strides Brigid, an uber-glamorous scientist who will work closely—too closely, in Kat's opinion—with Stanley and Jack. When Stanley, Jack, and Brigid leave to continue the work in Greenland, tragedy soon follows. And, of course, the irrepressible Kat follows as well. Readers discover that, somehow, Kat can make the most frightening danger seem, well . . . fun. This light tone makes the novel a favorable choice for girls who prefer Meg Cabot to Stephanie Meyer. While there is little depth to the characters, the action is nonstop, buoyed by Kat's eye-rolling, witty commentary. If your library already has Stork, you must buy this sequel. It could stand alone, but new readers may feel as if they have walked into the tail end of a party. Reviewer: Diane Colson
VOYA - Katherine Flinn
Frost, the sequel to Stork, is a strong book, and though it is a sequel, it can also be a stand-alone book. The characters are really captivating, and the plot seems realistic. This book is written like real life. It was hard to put down, even during class. Readers will really worry about the characters because they seem so genuine. Reviewer: Katherine Flinn, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—This modern-day retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's "Snow Queen" picks up where it left off in Stork (Candlewick, 2010), with plenty of backstory included. Kat is adjusting to her membership in the ancient Stork society that delivers souls and is still enamored with her boyfriend, Jack, descended from Jack Frost, who can control the weather. Together, their powers often have disastrous results, like an out-of-control snowstorm on Christmas Eve. The storm catches the attention of Brigid, a beautiful foreign researcher, who takes an unusual interest in Jack. Kat is suspicious of his obsession with her but is caught up in her role in the school play, managing her Stork responsibilities, and taking care of her pregnant mom. However, when Brigid takes Jack to Greenland for a field study and they go missing, Kat risks everything to save the boy she loves. The continued growth of bold and determined Kat is endearing as she develops her life-giving Stork abilities while still being a fashion-focused teenager in a small Minnesota town. The underlying themes of culture and heritage affecting the present and the motivating and empowering nature of love, even in impossible situations, complement the quick-moving plot and beautifully drawn settings of Minnesota, Greenland, and Iceland. Frost sustains the momentum of the first book and effectively sets the stage for the final installment in the trilogy.—Elizabeth C. Johnson, Fort Vancouver Regional Library, WA
School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 8 Up—Wendy Delsol's sequel (2011) to Stork (2010, both Candlewick) finds high school junior Katla LeBlanc dancing in the school play ("The Snow Queen"), immersed in the high school newspaper, enthralled with her boyfriend Jack (a descendent of Jack Frost who can affect changes in the weather), and juggling her duties as a "Soul Deliverer" while working at her grandfather's store. When Brigid, a beautiful and mysterious environmental scientist, comes to Minnesota to research climate change, she charms everyone except Kat, who is dismayed to find Jack spending most of his time with her. Things go from bad to worse during Jack's research trip to Greenland when Brigid kidnaps him and forces him to manipulate the weather. Kat goes after him in a thrilling, suspense-filled adventure. Kat is a strong, likeable teenager—her fashion sense and pop references supply comic relief. Norse folklore is woven within the story, giving it the feel of a contemporary fairy tale. Although back-story is included, a familiarity with the previous title will help listeners understand the paranormal powers of the Storks. Julia Whelan portrays Kat's teenage angst perfectly and handles the other voices competently. This retelling of The Snow Queen is a must-have where the first title is popular. Listeners will eagerly await the final book in the trilogy.—Julie Paladino, East Chapel Hill High School, NC

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455829422
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
10/11/2011
Series:
Stork Trilogy Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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From the Publisher
Well-paced narration will keep readers interested - a superior paranormal adventure.
—Kirkus Reviews

Readers discover that, somehow, Kat can make the most frightening danger seem, well...fun. This light tone makes the novel a favorable choice for girls who prefer Meg Cabot to Stephanie Meyer.
—VOYA

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