Skylark by Meagan Spooner – Review & Giveaway
Skylark by Meagan Spooner
Review of Skylark
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Skylark by Meagan Spooner
August 01, 2012
Finished Copy from Author
Sixteen-year-old Lark Ainsley has never seen the sky.
Her world ends at the edge of the vast domed barrier of energy enclosing all that’s left of humanity. For two hundred years the city has sustained this barrier by harvesting its children’s innate magical energy when they reach adolescence. When it’s Lark’s turn to be harvested, she finds herself trapped in a nightmarish web of experiments and learns she is something out of legend itself: a Renewable, able to regenerate her own power after it’s been stripped.
Forced to flee the only home she knows to avoid life as a human battery, Lark must fight her way through the terrible wilderness beyond the edge of the world. With the city’s clockwork creations close on her heels and a strange wild boy stalking her in the countryside, she must move quickly if she is to have any hope of survival. She’s heard the stories that somewhere to the west are others like her, hidden in secret—but can she stay alive long enough to find them? – Goodreads
I had a feeling I would like Skylark by Meagan Spooner from the get go, mainly because of how much Anna Reads liked it. When she gets really excited over a book, I usually enjoy it too!
And my gut feeling was right! Skylark grabbed me from the very first chapter, for several reasons. For starters, Lark starts off by doing something pretty illegal and dangerous and I was immediately admiring of her ballsyness and dedication. But we were also sort of thrust into her world and I had no idea what things like “the Harvest” meant and WHY Lark would want to get chosen (doesn’t sound good, does it?) – so all of that left me very intrigued.
I loved the world Meagan Spooner built for us. It’s a fantastic mix of dystopian and fantasy, two of my very favourite things. Sure, the world is a bit confusing at first, because we are kind of dropped in the middle of it all, but I kind of liked it! Meagan Spooner didn’t baby us with Skylark and I enjoyed the process of figuring things out as the story went along, rather than give us a ton of boring info in the first chapter.
I loved the characters in Skylark. Lark is ballsy, brave, and oh-so-relatable. I really felt for her and just sort of instantly connected with her personality.
Be sure to get your hands on a copy of Skylark by Meagan Spooner. She delivers a fantastic debut, with great world-building, relatable characters, and an exciting and intriguing story. I will definitely be reading more from Meagan Spooner and I can’t wait to read her next book, These Broken Stars, co-authored with Amie Kaufman. And of course I can’t wait the sequel to Skylark!
Giveaway of Skylark
Thanks to the fabulous Meagan Spooner, I also have a finished copy of Skylark, signed, with some seriously awesome swag to give away to one lucky winner! Just read the rules and fill out the rafflecopter :)
International (aka any country my post office says it will ship)
13 years or older
Winner has 48 hours to respond to my e-mail
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