By Meagan Spooner
Young Adult Fantasy
Edition Read: Hardcover
Sixteen-year-old Lark Ainsley has never seen the sky.
Her world ends at the edge of the vast domed barrier of energy enclosing all that's left of humanity. For two hundred years the city has sustained this barrier by harvesting its children's innate magical energy when they reach adolescence. When it's Lark's turn to be harvested, she finds herself trapped in a nightmarish web of experiments and learns she is something out of legend itself: a Renewable, able to regenerate her own power after it's been stripped.
Forced to flee the only home she knows to avoid life as a human battery, Lark must fight her way through the terrible wilderness beyond the edge of the world. With the city's clockwork creations close on her heels and a strange wild boy stalking her in the countryside, she must move quickly if she is to have any hope of survival. She's heard the stories that somewhere to the west are others like her, hidden in secret-but can she stay alive long enough to find them?
MY OVERVIEW: I have no idea where this book takes place. It seems like it was supposed to be earth in the future, and when everyone has magic... but there is so much that is wrong with that. The pre-war method of transportation was horse and carriage. This seems a little outdated even for a world that was full of magic.
PROS: OMG! I love Nix!!! I want it so bad! For a pixie who is just a program, he really builds up such a fantastic personality. I can't wait to see more of him in the next book.
CONS: There were a lot of times where you really didn't know what was going on. Especially when Lark is still in the city. I also didn't understand how the magic thing happened to Lark at the end (not giving spoilers cause it is a big one), but I can just say that her magic didn't really make a lot of sense through the whole book.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Ok, the twist with Oren at the end... did not see that coming. I won't give any spoilers, but it really makes you stop and think, "What if?". I look forward to reading the next book.