By Meagan Spooner
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2012
Carolrhoda Lab, 344 pages
Source: Publisher, via NetGalley, and ARC at BEA
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.com description
I don’t even know what to say to you right now.
I think I will just say this: At one point while reading Skylark by Meagan Spooner, I threw down the book and muttered “OMGOMGOMG” for approximately 30 seconds.
Was it in shock? Anger? Swoonage? I won’t tell you!
But know that when I finally got myself to pick it back up and finish, I immediately emailed three of my blogger friends and told them to request it.
For me, this book was a super enjoyable, rare reading experience. I’m just not gonna tell you why. Trust! Check out Skylark and see for yourself!