Lark Ascending (Skylark, #3) by Meagan Spooner

Lark Ascending (Skylark, #3)

Lark thought returning home to face her city was the hardest thing she'd ever do. She was wrong.No longer the girl who ran for her life, Lark's ready for the Institute. She never dreamed she'd find a rebellion, a Renewable, and those she used to love embroiled in the fight of their lives. She's mastered her magic, but she still doesn't know if she can master the darkness stirring inside her. Nothing is simple anymore, and finding her place in thi...

Details Lark Ascending (Skylark, #3)

TitleLark Ascending (Skylark, #3)
Release DateOct 9th, 2014
PublisherCarolrhoda Lab
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Magic

Reviews Lark Ascending (Skylark, #3)

  • Ferdy
    2.5 stars - SpoilersLiked it more than the first two books, it wasn't anything great though, it was just a very average sort of dystopian book. -The plot wasn't particularly exciting, it was the the usual run-of-the-mill YA dystopia with teens battling the people in power.-Lark was mostly bland, she was generic in her thoughts and actions, there was nothing that stood out about her. Like every YA heroine, she acted like an insufferable martyr and...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Lark Ascending by Meagan SpoonerBook Three of the Skylark seriesPublisher: Carolrhoda BooksPublication Date: October 1, 2014Rating: 4 starsSource: eARC from NetGalleySummary (from Goodreads):The thrilling conclusion to the Skylark Trilogy: Revolution is brewing in the city within the Wall. After months beyond the Wall, Lark returns with Owen by her side, prepared to overthrow the Institute once and f...
  • Amie Kaufman
    You guys are going to LOVE this. Trust me. Everything you've been hoping for, all in one book.
  • Cheryl
    This third book in the Skylark Trilogy is fantastic! It was so on target, delivering a wonderful third book in the trilogy! I have become so afraid of reading the final book in trilogies lately, having been disappointed on several occasions by authors who had a great first book, cliff-hanging second book and then a big let down in the third book, but this was not at all the case in Lark Ascending. If anything, the third book was the best of the t...
  • Danielle
    Read This Review & More Like It At Ageless Pages ReviewsI’d like to start by reminding our readers that my Skylark review was 5 stars and I named it my favorite book of 2012. My Shadowlark review was a bit more reluctant, but it was still a 4 star rating. This review does feature spoilers for previous books in the trilogy. A popular review of the final Skylark book says,"Trust me. Everything you've been hoping for, all in one book."And that...
  • Kelley
    After a really strong start with Skylark and a pretty great follow-up in Shadowlark, I thought I knew what to expect with the conclusion to Spooner’s imaginative debut series. I was pretty thrilled when my request for Lark Ascending was granted on NetGalley, but as I finally got to sit down and start reading this book, I found my enthusiasm waning.I’m not really sure what I was expecting from the final book in this trilogy, aside from the obv...
  • Kami
    This is a lovely finish for this amazing trilogy!
  • Eva
    Amazing! I think I lost some details while reading this story in English instead of my home language, but what I understood was stunning. Great ending of this trilogy.
  • Ashley
    Yayy! Another book series that I can mark as completed. I've probably started who knows how many series this year, but being able to complete one is always a good thing.This series as a whole is just average for me. There is something really unique and interesting about it, but at the same time, it still leaves me scratching my head. I don't think the world is explained in a way that I understand it. I still have a lot of questions about how it e...
  • Shelley
    **I received this book for free from Carolrhoda Lab via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!! This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian*Rating* 3-3.5*My Thoughts*Lark Ascending closes out the Skylark trilogy and leads our protagonist back to where it all began. Lark is going home. A home that has done nothing but treat her as a lab experiment, and gave her no other o...
  • Kari
    **4.5 Stars**I received a copy from NetGalley for an honest review.I can't believe it is over. What a journey Lark has lead us through. New characters appeared and old ones came back. Lark's journey to find out the truth becomes a fight for survival for not only her, but all the people around her as well - Renewable and human. As she struggles with the shadow within her, a new power comes to light - one that Lark seems to be alone in her distrust...
  • Jena Mon Cherie
    Well, I've been waiting a goddamn time for this book. The previous installments of the Shadowlark trilogy was mind-blowing and I can believe that this one will be as good or maybe even better.I desperately hope there will be a movie adaptation of this book. That would make my world a better place.
  • Kim
    The signs of reading a incredible series..... Your crying cause you have gone and read the final book and it's over. You won't be able to read about these amazing characters and world again. You feel like u need to dress in black today cause u r so depressed it's over.
  • Jilly
    The conclusion to the series was just as I expected. Lark decides time and time again that she must leave Oren, the boy she loves, and sacrifice her life to save everyone. Seriously, that's the whole story. Over and over again.
  • Amy
    Really, really liked this series.
  • Gina Guerra
    Gotta love the ending.
  • Kaitlin
    I love this series. This was amazing and a treat to read. Will definitely be reading more books by this author.
  • Beth
    Brilliant! I couldn't put it down!
  • Caitlin
    I did not finish Book 1, skipped book 2, and thumbed through the rest of this one. And I think I have a pretty good feel to the whole series. I struggled to get into this series, which is surprising because I loved the trilogy she did with Aime K. The concept was good, but it dragged on too long and seemed to follow any other YA plot line. So, not bad, but not my fav series ever.
  • Anita
    @62% into bookThis last book is probably the least haphazard one of the trilogy with a much clearer direction. Even with new events surfacing that give rise to new plot twists, we’re at least still focusing on one main conflict, even if said main conflict is extremely predictable.Unlike the first two books, I’ve yet to encounter too many dragging moments. And then, much like the first two books (with the exception of some of the first book), ...
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2.5 Stars rounded up to 3 Stars for poor Nix.Lark got really confounding in this book. Where she had been pretty determined and strong-minded in the previous stories in this one she felt more like your typical uncertain heroine. There was more obviously a love triangle, for example. While Kris never really was an option the writer made it seem like Lark considered it a few half-hearted times. This was the first time Lark and Oren's relationship f...
  • Eye of Sauron
    Honestly, I really wanted to like this conclusion. Shadowlark was a promising improvement on Skylark, and I hoped that the trend would continue.But in the end, I felt like reading this was a chore.I don't know why. Well, I kinda do. The author's writing, as always, is spectacularly correct in syntax and stuff. But, like the first two books, there's so much explaining and describing of everything from scenery to politics to internal thought proces...
  • Anna (Enchanted by YA)
    4.5 STARS***I received the ARC eBook free as a review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review***As the third and final instalment of such a well-received series, there’s got to be a lot of pressure to finish it in a way that readers are satisfied with but still fits the characters and the story; so I can do nothing but applaud Meagan Spooner. It has the perfect ending, I can’t stress that enough and I was un...
  • Marguerite
    4 Stars!I was super excited to read Lark Ascending - I had loved Skylark and super loved Shadowlark, so my expectations were high. Really high. Perhaps, too high. I mowed through the first two hundred pages, then closed the book for a little while, because I felt that I needed to gather my thoughts. Yes, Meagan's writing was fantastic, yes Lark was great, and yes, Nix was as cute as ever, but something was... missing. The last hundred or so pages...
  • Tereza S.
    Z minulých dílů téhle série jsem si nepamatovala vůbec nic, což v kombinaci s tím, že jsem je četla v češtině a tenhle v angličtině, mi v hlavě udělalo pěkný zmatek. V češtině jsou totiž některá jména postav změněná a já se tak totálně ztrácela v tom, kdo je kdo. Jedinou hlavní hrdinku jsem dávala, protože jsem věděla, že v originále se jmenuje Lark. Ale ti ostatní šli úplně mimo mě. Celou dobu jsem si...
  • Sandy
    This is the third installment in the Skylark series. Lark is heading home to try to fix the problem created by the Institute. It was the Institute’s architects who almost killed her earlier but she now knows she may be the only one with the power needed to put a stop to them. Oren, the partial Shadow boy she loves, accompanies her. They want to help the Rebellion but what they find is that Eve, the powerful Renewable from book one, is now in hi...
  • Eric
    Ugh, I'm sorry to say but this bad boy really fell apart at the seems by the last book. First things first by a show of hands who remembered anything about Lark's parents other than the "quiet, kind voice" her father had? Yup. Just checking. I totally forgot they were even alive. A few issues of concern. Anyone who died was a little significance. We may have talked about this reverently a few times later but generally than had no lasting input. A...
  • Barbara Sheppard
    This was the book I needed from this series. I struggled a little with books one and two - I liked them, but I was confused about things. I had trouble remembering a lot of what happened in books one and two (it's vague, just enough for me not to be hopelessly lost), I can say confidently that this book, Lark Ascending, made the most sense in the series. It would have been helpful to have read all three closer together in time.I did not feel that...