Delsol winds up her Norse-mythology-based trilogy with a fast-paced finale. High-school-senior fashionista Katla Leblanc has adjusted to life in rural Minnesota; thwarted the evil Snow Queen’s attempt to steal her boyfriend, Jack “Frost” Snjosson; and welcomed a new baby sister, Leira. Now the merpeople want Leira and have infiltrated Katla’s high school as Icelandic exchange students. There’s less focus on a single folktale as inspiration, and more tying up of loose ends, but it’s fun to watch the quirky characters we’ve come to love get their just deserts. The predictable, safe ending may disappoint some fans, but Katla’s wry, self-deprecating tone and capable resourcefulness are a delight along the way. Grades 7-11. --Debbie Carton
The final book in an unforgettable trilogy, this story delivers the same level of clever word play, sneaky smart plot twists, and sweet soul-mate moments readers have come to count on... Using Norse mythology as the framework and strong relationships with family and friends as the motivating force, there is plenty of substance holding this very stylish series together. The ending of the book, as the end of the series, is as satisfying and hope-filled as any reader could ever wish.
Delsol makes it all work with Kat’s spunky personality, plenty of dry, hip wisecracks, friendships, rivalries, a little romance and lots of suspense. Readers will care about each character with their distinct personalities, often quirky but acceptable as real humans.... The whole trilogy stands out for originality and great entertainment.