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Review: Shadowlark

Review: Shadowlark

Title: Shadowlark
Author: Megan Spooner
Published: 2013
Length: 327 pages

My star rating: ★ ★ ★

In this sequel to Skylark, Lark Ainsley continues searching for her brother Basil in hopes of understanding not only his fate but her own identity as well. Soon, however, she falls into the clutches of men who serve Prometheus, the leader of an underground city called Lethe. There, Renewables are feared and forced into slavery to keep the city and its people alive and safe from the shadows of the wold above. After escaping their clutches, Lark works with the resistance, where she realizes that her brother may have come here, too, and fallen victim to Prometheus as well. She is determined to escape–but not before she frees the captive Renewables and confronts Prometheus to end his reign of terror for good.

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Review: Skylark

Review: Skylark

Title: Skylark
Author: Meagen Spooner
Published: 2012
Length: 338 pages

My star rating: ★ ★ ★

Lark Ainsley lives in the last outpost of human civilization. Everything in her city, from the artificial sun-disc to the agricultural machines outside the city Wall, is powered by the Resource. The mysterious Institute harvests the Resource each year from a new group of children. At sixteen, Lark is relieved that she has finally been selected for a belated Harvesting. Once inside the Institute, however, she realizes that nothing is as it seems. But even if she somehow escapes the city, she will have to face the terrifying, possibly uninhabitable world beyond.

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