Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (9): Meagan Spooner - Skylark

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Skylark
Author: Meagan Spooner
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab
Release Date: August 1, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads): 
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?
Why I Look Forward to This: So I'm not sure if this is technically a "waiting on" since it's out today, but I had to post about it because AAAAHHHHHHHH THAT SUMMARY. -flailflail- Look at that! IT'S ABOUT HUMANS. AS ENERGY SOURCES. As someone who loves reading about environmental science and sustainable living, this sounds awesome. And the "harvesting" thing reminds me heavily of some themes from His Dark Materials, which is one of my favorite series ever. I'm generally skeptical about YA dystopia, but this sounds very, very promising.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. Oh this one sounds amazing! I'm adding it to my to-read list now and I'll see what I can do to get it soon. I hope you enjoy it when you read it. I'd love to read your review of it!
    My WOW

  2. Great pick! This one sounds awesome. I really like the cover as well.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I hope you'll get the chance to read this one soon :D

    1. Coincidentally, after I posted this, I received an e-mail saying that I won a copy in a giveaway! Yippee! So now I'm going to be pins and needles waiting for it to come in the mail. :')

  4. Hi new follower. Never heard of this one. Sounds good.

    Have a great week.
    My WOW and WW

    P.S. I love the Guild Hunter series too. I also have an Adult Romance blog if interested in visiting.
    Wickedly Delicious Book Blog