Review: Flock by Wendy Delsol
Author: Delsol, Wendy
Length: 384 pages
Genre: Fiction, Fantasy
Publisher / Year: Candlewick Press / 2012
Source: From the publisher at Book Expo America.
Why I Read It:I really enjoyed the first book in the series (Stork), as well as the second (Frost).
Date Read: 12/07/12
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, because I thought Katla was a fierce and amazing character. In the second book I was a bit disappointed that much of the action was driven by a relationship in which they just didn’t communicate, and unfortunately that was the case in this story as well, but it was still a fun and engaging read.
This book picks up after the events of the second (spoilers coming!), where Katla has accidentally promised her sister to a queen. Now everyone she loves is in danger because Katla is refusing to fulfil her end of the bargain. When Icelandic exchange students show up at her school it seems like it can’t be a coincidence. The book is full of action and adventure, as well as romance and friendship, as are the first two.
My one complaint, as I mentioned above, was that I really wish the relationship was portrayed a bit better. The complete lack of communication was a bit much, and things would have all been solved much easier if they just talked. Don’t people talk, at least occasionally? That aside, though, at least she is a character who holds her own in the relationship.
A fun read and a great end to the trilogy. Recommended to lovers of young adult fantasy.