Thursday, February 09, 2012

Book Review of Larkstorm by Dawn Rae Miller

Book Review of Larkstorm by Dawn Rae Miller

In the years following the destructive Long Winter, when half the world’s population perished, the State remains locked in battle against the Sensitives: humans born with extra abilities.

As one of the last descendants of the State’s Founders, seventeen-year-old Lark Greene knows her place: study hard and be a model citizen so she can follow in her fa...mily’s footsteps. Her life’s been set since birth, and she’s looking forward to graduating and settling down with Beck, the boy she’s loved longer than she can remember.

However, after Beck is accused of being Sensitive and organizing an attack against Lark, he disappears. Heartbroken and convinced the State made a mistake, Lark sets out to find him and clear his name.

But what she discovers is more dangerous and frightening than Sensitives:

She must kill the boy she loves, unless he kills her first.

Review 5 out of 5

Lark Greene is a 17-year-old girl being brought up in a dystopian society. There had been a severe and destructive Long Winter, which has caused untold misery and death. This Long Winter was said to be caused by the Sensitives (humans with extra abilities). The Sensitives have been separated out of the general population and are kept at bay by fences. When Beck, the boy she loves, is accused of being a Sensitive and disappears, Lark is sure a mistake has been made and sets out to prove his innocence. What she finds out makes her world completely turn on it's head.

Larkstorm is a real page turner; I couldn't put it down! There was so much mystery, I just had to keep reading! Dawn Rae Miller has created a dystopian novel that is fresh and unique. She liken's this world she has created as "Romeo and Juliet with magic". I don't think I could cope with winter all year round, but human's are adaptable, so one never knows! I loved getting to know Lark and the other characters in this world (even the creepy ones!). I look forward to reading Lark's and Beck's continuing story. - Lynn Worton

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