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Skylark

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Vis in magia, in vita vi. In magic there is power, and in power, life. For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley waited for the day when her Resource would be harvested and she would finally be an adult. After the harvest she expected a small role in the regular, orderly operation of the City within the Wall. She expected to do her part to maintain the refuge for the last survivors of the Wars. She expected to be a tiny cog in the larger clockwork of the city. Lark did not expect to become the City's power supply. Her only choice is to escape; follow the birds into the wilderness beyond. Into the Iron Wood Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Skylark is an electrifying tale of magic, secrecy and survival.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 245g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 055257466X
  • 9780552574662
  • 2,058,588

Review quote

"Intense and absorbing, Skylark transported me to a world of magic and danger unlike anything I've read before. Dark, original and beautiful. This is a novel you don't want to miss." Veronica Rossi, author of Under the Never Sky "Skylark's rich narrative and plucky heroine will transport you into a mesmerizing and horrifying world." New York Times bestselling author, Carrie Jones "Skylark was a great read and I was instantly engaged in Lark's story." Book Chick Cityshow more

About Meagan Spooner

Meagan Spooner was born in Washington, D.C., where she grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day. She has travelled all over the world to places like Egypt, Greece, Antarctica, the Galapagos, Chile, the Arctic Circle and Australia, and graduated with a degree in playwriting from Hamilton College in New York. When she's not writing about the end of the world, she's writing about its beginning, indulging a lifelong obsession with mythology and fairy tales.show more

Review Text

"Skylark was a great read and I was instantly engaged in Lark’s story."show more

Back cover copy

Lark Ainsley has never seen the sky. She’s never been beyond the Wall that protects her city. She knows that teenagers’ magic is needed to sustain the power of the Wall. But she doesn’t want to become the city’s power supply. Her only choice is to escape; follow the birds into the wilderness beyond.show more

Rating details

4,271 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (1,397)
3 28% (1,178)
2 8% (349)
1 4% (183)
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