Way better than I thought it would be!!!
When I first got Skylark, I thought it would be one of those cheesy books where the world is contained to this one area, and the leaders are like 'killing them silently', and the protagonist has to escape otherwise they are next. Well, it was like that, but it wasn't cheesy, and I reckon it was extra awesome. When I got to the part where Lark was being 'Harvested', I knew that this book was different, as she didn't escape before the 'bad thing' happened. It was a brilliant book because it was similar to other books, but so so so different.
The thing that annoyed me a bit was that how Lark and everyone else see that 'The Harvest' was bad. It even sounded a bit suspicious, people are not meant to be harvested. The people had been brainwashed to think that the rulers of the city stealing your 'Resource' is a good thing, couldn't one person see what was clearly happening. Well, that little thing annoyed me.
I was so depressed when I found out all that stuff about Oren. It was so heartbreaking. He seemed like a normal person. I know there were clues throughout the entire story, like the dead animal, the moments of rage and confusion, but it still was a major surprise.
I really liked Lark, but sometimes she seemed a bit off to me. She was scared of the sky, that was strange. I know that she hadn't seen the sky before, but its amazing, not scary. And she didn't like getting dirty, and didn't even give meat a chance, even after tasting it and liking it. I loved all the other times though, she was a great heroine.
I enjoyed Skylark so much more than I expected, and cannot wait until the next one comes out. I will definitely be one of the first to buy it, then read it in a day. I loved this book soooo much.
-I love Nix.
-Also love Oren, poor, poor Oren.
-The plot in the middle of the book was perfect, and was great for the rest of the time.