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Lark Ascending

(Skylark #3)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  719 ratings  ·  78 reviews
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 s
Published October 9th 2014 by Carolrhoda Lab
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2.5 stars - Spoilers

Liked 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 as if everything was her responsibility. Her cons
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Lark Ascending by Meagan Spooner
Book Three of the Skylark series
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Publication Date: October 1, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (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 for all. But Lark's triumphant homecoming is short-
Amie Kaufman
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
You guys are going to LOVE this. Trust me. Everything you've been hoping for, all in one book.
Anne Osterlund
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lark must go home. To the city where she was tortured and betrayed, then forced to flee.

The city, itself, is more than the architects who betrayed her. And she is no longer alone. She has Nix, Oren, and Kris. OK, Kris was an architect; Nix is a machine; and Oren still has the shadow inside him.

But so does Lark. And she may always have it if she does not find a way to save her city. In fact, if she does not, then everyone in the city may become a shadow.

Far sooner than anyone cares to realize. Wa
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 three.I LOVED the characters right from the start. ...more
Read This Review & More Like It At Ageless Pages Reviews

I’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 is completely true. Provided what you're hoping
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 obvious goal that Lark had been heading toward from the v
May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a lovely finish for this amazing trilogy!
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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.

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 ended, how it began, how its population even lives.
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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**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. Lark and Oren's relationship is tested - more th
**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 options but to run away into the so called wild. It
Jul 27, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: waiting-to-read
THE TITLE IS TERRIBLE!!! IT SHOULD GO WITH THE OTHER TITLES!!! SKY-LARK, SHADOW-LARK, AND THIS ONE SHOULD BE S......-LARK. Does anyone have any title names that they think would be good? It should start with an "S" and end in lark. Spiritlark, Starlark, Sunlark, Stormlark, Spylark,......I'm cheesy. I know, but I enjoy series when their titles are SOMEHOW related.
Jena Mon Cherie
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, dystopia, y-a
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.
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.
When does it come out in the UK?
May 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Really, really liked this series.
Oct 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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So I listened this trilogy via audiobook and I have to say, I got really invested in the story. Unfortunately though, I did find the final book to be quite lacking and I was quite disappointed with the way how everything got wrapped up. Everything was just so good in the first two books that I was very intrigued by how everything will end but when I finally finished the last book, my only thought was “…really?” For me, that just kind of brought the entire series down be
May 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
The SkyLark series was okay. Lark Ascending The main character was kind of dull, and I never found a description of her until I got to the end of the last book (she has brown hair). I didn't care much for the romance, but her relationship with her brother Basil started out sweet... It took me like 20 renewals at the library to finally finish this book because it moved slow for me.
Rasa Ievkalne
May 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
I absolutely hated this book.From character developments to choices they made to the way author steered the whole story.I disliked it so mutch that to finish the book was a battle of my will.I wish I had given up as all it brought was disappointment and disgust. Even writing itself got worse as book progressed as if author was in a rush to write down before share forgot. For the cherry on top-the ending was unsatisfying.
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant! I couldn't put it down!
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. This was amazing and a treat to read. Will definitely be reading more books by this author.
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
3/3 So loved this trilogy finale!
Gina Guerra
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gotta love the ending.
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
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.
@62% into book
This 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), Lark Ascending is fast-paced with an urgent “need-to-k
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 felt very contrived is another example. He's always
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 processes that by the time something actually happens, I
Anna (Enchanted by YA)

***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 unbelievably relieved after so many disappointing final
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New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She's traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, S ...more

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