Thu, August 2, 2012

Skylark by Meagan Spooner Review

Skylark book cover

Skylark
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!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Posted by: Anna   •   In: dystopian, meagan spooner, romance
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  1. Hwa Sun said:

    I want to read this book now because I want to know what could possibly have made you freak out.

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  2. Tahleen said:

    How vague and intriguing!

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  3. Mary @ mysistersbookshelf said:

    I am resisting the urge right now to go and find as many spoilers as I can. I am SO STRONG. But will definitely make sure to get ahold of this one when it comes out!

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  4. Katie said:

    Wow I really want to get this one now! Hopefully it’s good!!

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  5. Anna said:

    I just finished it! I kept thinking to myself, what could she possibly be talking about? And then that moment happened and I had to stop reading for a moment and collect myself it was so crazy. I don’t know if a book has ever caught me that much by surprise. I am SO excited for the next one in this series!!

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  6. Ginny said:

    YES! This is like the PERFECT review of Skylark. I wish I could just like link back to your review for mine lol.

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  7. April Books & Wine said:

    I have Skylark on my kindle. Hopefully I do not end up chucking my kindle, cuz that noise is EXPENSIVE hahaha. Looking forward to the book even more now, though.

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  8. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books said:

    Dear Anna, I hope you know that you have me sufficiently intrigued. Your reaction made me want to go and get it right away. Awesome!

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  9. Meagan Spooner said:

    Just so you know, THESE BROKEN STARS (my co-written book with Amie Kaufman) made my agent throw his KINDLE down at one point. So apparently this is my thing now. Meagan Spooner, writing books people hurl at the wall (but in a good way, we swear!) since 2012…

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    Anna Reply:

    Oh you know it’s a) in a good way and b) on my wish list already!

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