"The fast-paced plot line will appeal to dystopian lovers everywhere." —Children's Literature
"Though magic lends an interesting dimension to the narrative, at its heart, this is an intense story of survival and self-discovery." —Kirkus
"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, New York Times bestselling 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
Carolrhoda Books / 2012
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.
For fifteen years, Lark Ainsley believed in a lie. Now she must escape the only world she’s ever known…or face a fate more unimaginable than death.