By Meagan Spooner
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2013
Carolrhoda Lab, 336 pages
Ever since she escaped the city within the Wall, Lark Ainsley’s wanted one thing: to find her brother Basil. She’s always believed he would be the one to put an end to the constant fear and flight. And now, hidden underground in the chaotically magical city of Lethe, Lark feels closer to him than ever.
But Lethe is a city cowering in fear of its founder, the mysterious Prometheus, and of his private police force. To get the truth about what happened to Basil, Lark has no choice but to face Prometheus.
Facing her fears has become second nature to Lark. Facing the truth is another matter.
Lark never asked to be anyone’s savior. She certainly never wanted to be anyone’s weapon. She might not have a choice.
— Goodreads.com description
Shadowlark begins where Skylark left off and for a brief moment I thought, “Oh, crap. Where were we?” But, thankfully, Meagan Spooner does a really good job of slowly reminding us of the backstory and reintroducing us to the characters. I was caught up in no time.
You might remember that my favorite part of Skylark was a big reveal moment that left me GASPING. Like, seriously, louder than I’ve ever gasped before while reading a book. I totally didn’t see it coming!
Well, there are big reveals in Shadowlark, too, but I definitely saw them coming this time around. But the plot was so compelling (loved the overarching theme of the morality behind sacrificing a few for a good of the many) and the writing was so visual that it didn’t really phase me.
Certain bits of the ending resolved themselves a bit too prettily for me, but we’re still set up well for the third book in the series, and I can’t wait for it!
Oh, and how could I forget: Lark and Oren. OMG. I just. Favorite part of the books. Well, besides Nix. Don’t you guys love Nix?
So, friends, want to read this book? Enter the two giveaways below for a chance to win!
PS: OMG you guys. Meagan’s next book with Amie Kaufman? These Broken Stars? I just finished it and it is AMAZING. Stay tuned for that review.
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