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Shadowlark (Skylark, #2)
Title : Shadowlark (Skylark, #2)
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ISBN : 9780761388661
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 327

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 ProEver 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 s


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Shadowlark (Skylark, #2) Reviews

  • Ferdy

    SpoilersYet another run-of-the-mill YA dystopian book. I wasn't a fan of the first book but for some bizarre reason I thought I'd give this one a chance. Sadly, it turned out to be a rubbish read.-The world building was a mess, it was a mish-mash of nonsense. There was magic, steampunk, dystopia, and zombie-esque elements to it… And none of it meshed well together, it was just too much. -A lot of the world building made me roll my eyes. There was the cliched isolated cities that were either un [...]

  • Jess

    It wasn't as good as the first one, but I still enjoyed it a lot (even though I guessed the final plottwists) and had all the trouble putting it down.

  • Emily

    So, yeais one got another 3 star from me. It was only going to be a 2 (maybe even a 1) but it got really good in the last 150-200 pages. So I would say the 3 star is warranted. I was incredibly bored up until those last 200 pages and I swear I was dozing off at different times of the book. I don’t know what it is seems like there was too much talking and too much inner monologue than there was action or excitement. After leaving the iron wood, Lark and Tansy traversed through the world looking [...]

  • Kate Bond

    Skylark is not my favorite book. It wasn't even one of my top ten books of 2012. The world building is problematic, the beginning is a slog, and all the big twists are telegraphed way too far in advance. But I gave it three stars because it really does get much better as things progress, and there's this moment toward the end of the book that feels so heartbreaking and true, and that moment made me love Meagan Spooner (genuinely love her) because it takes a very specific kind of mind to write so [...]

  • AH

    Initial Thoughts: It was hard to get into this book. I had forgotten a lot of the first book and I was a little confused. There was a bit of predictability to the plot so no surprises there. Still - an OK book. Do not read this series out of order - the first book is Skylark. My Review:For a much anticipated sequel, Shadowlark had big shoes to fill. I enjoyed the world of the first book Skylark and I was very excited to get an advance copy of Shadowlark. The thing is, I really did not enjoy Sha [...]

  • Kimberly Souza

    “Shadowlark” by, Meagan Spooner(This is the second book in a trilogy so it contains spoilers.) Lark Ainsley has left the Iron Wood behind her with Tansy and Nix in tow. She is more determined than ever to find her brother Basil and finally figure out what was done to her by the architects. When the trio wanders into a town that has been overrun by shadow people they try to make a run for it. Trapped by the shadows and fearing the worst, Lark and Tansy are unexpectedly saved by shadow Oren. J [...]

  • Jennifer

    Shadowlark is a great second installment in an original dystopian series. The book market has been flooded with dystopian books on the heels of The Hunger Games' success, with mixed results. Skylark and its sequel land firmly on the "good" side.Skylark takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, in which magic has destroyed the atmosphere. While everyone is born with a certain amount of magical ability, most of it gets used up in one way or another. Our protagonist, Lark, was raised in a city in wh [...]

  • Christina (A Reader of Fictions)

    3.5 starsMeagan Spooner’s debut novel, Skylark charmed me enough that I was in her signing line at BEA about an hour early. Now, part of that was that it was the last day and I wanted to sit down, but I also didn’t want to miss seeing Meagan. Though Skylark didn’t achieve a ranking among my very favorite books, I was quite impressed with Spooner’s descriptions and, above all, unique world building. That tradition continues in Shadowlark with the addition of stronger character arcs.Read t [...]

  • Regina

    I need this book NAO! With a good dose of Oren and Nix!UPDATE:TO BE REVIEWD.

  • Anne

    RECENZE NA BLOGUTedy otevřeně doznávám, že druhou polovinu knihy jsem prolétala očima a četla jen tak, abych věděla o co právě jde. Nemůžu si pomoct, ale tato série jde mimo mě. Hlavní hrdinka na můj vkus mění své nápady a názory tak rychle, že nestíhám sledovat, proč to vlastně udělala takhle. Její chování je fakt na ránu, hlavně taky proto, jak se chová k Orenovi.(view spoiler)[Co se týče jejího bratra, tak ten by ránu zasloužil též. Tak jako - nejprve [...]

  • Jilly

    Another second book that was better than the first.First off, we get to see yet another society in this dystopian world, Lethe, which is named after the mythical river in Hades that the dead in the underworld would drink from in order to forget their former lives. I found a lot of Lethe interesting, along with Basil's journal. The truth was certainly in there. She just couldn't see it.I also like how Lark is starting to broaden her mind. She is not willing to give up Oren, she accepts homosexual [...]

  • Kristy Sartain- Whispering Pretty Stories Reviews

    A fitting 2nd book to this white-knuckled trilogy. Lark continues her journey to find her brother. She now has to deal with what her power actually is and what she can do. Luckily, she has help on the way to discovering both her own powers and the mystery of where Basil has gone. Still, my favorite character is Nix. He provides that R2-D2 comic relief and common sense. Although I’m still trying to wrap my head around the level of dystopia this trilogy contains, the world makes a little more se [...]

  • Vendea

    Byla jsem v pokušení dát i pět, ale to si schováme až pro poslední díl. Ze začátku jsem měla trochu problém s orientací, jelikož jsem první díl četla už dávno, a tak jsem si moc věcí nepamatovala. Navíc taky trvalo, než se děj pořádně rozjel. Co se ale dělo pak to teda sakra stálo za to. Autorčin svět je prostě skvěle originální - ty věcí s magií jsou jedna velká senzace. A pak tu máme Orena. Prostě Oren ♥4.5/5*

  • Meagan Spooner

    Hi guys! Just wanted to let you know that if you're a book blogger/librarian/bookseller or other such wonderful creature, you can now get SHADOWLARK on NetGalley! You can go here to request it. Happy reading!

  • Alyssa

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Shadowlark by Meagan SpoonerBook Two of the Skylark trilogyPublisher: Carolrhoda LabPublication Date: October 1, 2013Rating: 3 starsSource: eARC from NetGalleySummary (from ):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 [...]

  • Eva

    Byla jsem pěkně vyklepaná. Děj se teď odehrával v mnohem klaustrofobnějším prostředí, asi díky tomu mi i příběh připadal ponuřejší, i když ve skutečnosti takový nebyl. Děly se špatné věci na základě dobrých úmyslů, na světlo světa vyplouvala tajemství, která by lidé radši nechali spát, názory se měnily na obě strany a kdo ví, kdo má pravdu? Sejde na tom, nebo je to o tom dělat v danou chvíli to nejlepší, co umíme a čeho jsme schopní?

  • Anna (Enchanted by YA)

    I think Meagan Spooner must pride herself on being able to shock her readers into gaping at her books like goldfish because it didn’t just happen in Skylark. She lulls us as readers into a false sense of security, where you’re nodding along thinking it all makes sense and you know what will happen with not a thread of doubt. Then BAHM! You don’t.I have given up trying to work out which characters are bad/good, never mind their motives because every, single time I was wrong. You’d think I [...]

  • Shelley

    *Genre* YA Dystopian*Rating* 3-3.5*My Thoughts*As the sequel to Skylark, Shadowlark has some pretty big shoes to fill. Skylark's world building and creativity was pretty amazing and original in my opinion and I was expecting nothing less for Shadowlark. The question with so called sequels is whether or not they will actually succeed in capturing the reader's attention enough so that you are left wanting to finish the trilogy and not just give up on it totally because it falls flat on its face.La [...]

  • Eric

    There is something endearing about Lark. I really like her story and it keeps me interested but I struggle with the moment when I see the path she logically needs to take and for some reason she just doesn't see it. It's not like she purposefully chooses another option or avoids it's completely it's more like she takes a little roundabout before she gets on it with just to make sure it's really going to go down like that. Also it took me a little while to remember who didn't make it out alive fr [...]

  • April

    3.5Last summer, I read Meagan Spooner’s debut novel, Skylark and fell in love a little bit. Then this summer I read her sophomore work, These Broken Stars, co-written with Amie Kaufmann and basically decided it was one of my 2013 favorites. And thus it was with great anticipation that I read Shadowlark, the sequel to Skylark. Friends, while I do not think Shadowlark is as good as Skylark OR These Broken Stars, I absolutely do not regret my time reading it and in fact I am super pumped up for t [...]

  • Lily Reviews

    Ah. May. Zing.I loved book one of this series and I was sooooo excited to get approved for book two. It didn't let me down. With rich, poetic language perfectly matched to book one, Skylark, this book took me deeper into Lark's world. In this book she ventures to a mysterious, underground city in search of her brother, and finds so much more than that. I know that sounds pretty vague, but I don't want to go into too much detail. If you've read book one, then I can assure you Lark continues on he [...]

  • Bethany Hagen

    Shadowlark brings in even more the stuff I loved about Skylark. Spooner's amazing world-building is displayed here with the underground city of Lethe, made of half-crushed buildings and scavenged pieces from the metropolis above it. Once again, magic, steampunk elements and dystopia are combined a swirled together to make an unforgettable novel. I can't wait for the third!

  • Jessie(Ageless Pages Reviews)

    Review (and Giveaway!) to come on the 27th, as part of the blog tour!

  • Amy

    loved it. #3 just arrived today!

  • Jennifer

    A bit of a slow start but it really picked up halfway through. I liked Lark's growth throughout the book and I'm interested to see how this all ends.

  • Katie

    Snad jediná dystopie, u které se mi druhý díl líbil víc než ten první. Navíc mám slabost pro řecké báje, takže čtyři hvězdičky za pověst o Prométheovi.

  • Majka Danihelová

    Áááááááá, kde mám pokračovanie?!Je to skvelé. Nádherný svet a opisy, hlavná hrdinka vo veľkom nakopáva zadky a Oren Človek nič viac k životu nepotrebuje. :D

  • Damali

    Freakishly good and fun story.

  • Luthien

    Also on my blog, Luthien ReviewsI have a real problem when it comes to continuing series. Last year, I started a bunch of series (maybe eight or nine), made progress on just two or three, and finished reading only one. Some I have no intention of finishing because the first book just wasn’t good enough, but…it’s still a problem.I liked the first book in this series, Skylark, when I read it last January, but coming back to it almost a full year later, my memory of the finer details was a bi [...]

  • Myreadbooks

    I loved this tome 2 hurry to read the third in english that in France still not released The author drags us into the world of magic and the fighting resistants. There is Syrli who after the episode of the ironwood is in flight with Tansy except that they will be captured and when Syrli learns something about his friend she will fall from the clouds. She will find Oren and will try to fight Prometheus in Letheus except that when she goes to know who is Prometheus she will still fall from the clo [...]