Sunday, June 30, 2013

GUEST REVIEW: Larkstorm (The Sensitives #1) 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 family’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.

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Lark  –  by chapter 6 the main female character Lark is confused and slightly whiney. Doesn’t seem to be a strong person, but relies on others. By chapter 9 there was a lot of character building and the story was starting to bore me. After chapter 9 things started to pick up and Lark seems to understand her situation. Lark loves Beck but is caught up with so much emotion that she doesn’t know what to do? Lark tries her best to learn her new abilities, but with the help of Mrs Channing she is having a hard time learning things.  She comes across a young sensitive that she befriends, but doesn’t know if she can fully trust? 

Beck’s character was quiet. He knew what was going on and kept it from Lark. I think if he had confided in her more than it would have taken a twist and it would have built more character for Lark. 

I enjoyed that it was a paranormal story. Dealing with a hardship between only one male and female. I liked that Lark started getting stronger emotionally throughout the entire story.
What I didn’t like about the book was that Lark seemed clueless or confused most of the time, even though it added to the book. I would have liked to have seen her come to terms instead of acting like the normal teen age girl. I understand that teen age girls have a lot of emotions to deal with, but I felt that her character could have been a little stronger.

What is “deso”?? I understand that there is slang that people use. And it’s hard to keep up with it all. But an explanation of what “deso” is would have helped and I would have probably gotten the joke when they used it. Does it stand for desolate? 

3/5 Stars!!

Guest Review by Colleen for YA Book Addict

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