Skylark - *Genre* YA Post Apocalyptic*Rating* 3.0*My Thoughts*Sixteen-year-old Lark Ainsley lives in a society that believes they are the last city on earth. Where innate magic is harvested from kids at a banquet before they are given their grown-up job assignments. She's known as the communities dud since she's gone years without being harvested. Lark is chosen to harvested after she uses her own magic to kill a mechanimal pixie. She learns that she is something unique; a Renewable, able to regenerate her own power after it’s been stripped time and time again.Lark manages to escape her captivity (not without a little help) and heads towards a city that supposedly exists beyond the wall where adults have magic and maybe she can find out if there are any others like her. There is also the underlying story over Lark's brother Basil who supposedly left the city and disappeared without a trace.Lark's journey is an interesting one in that she meets her share of challenges along the way including meeting with Oren a boy who is a mysterious as it comes, facing weather she's never seen before, and the lack of readily available food.With all dystopian or post-apocalyptic novels, I want to know answers to my questions. How did the world end up in such a state? What were the wars that supposedly left only one isolated community of humans? How did people like Lark, Renewables, come to be? And of course, what really happened to Basil and will readers every get to meet him?Skylark is separated in three parts; Part I - Lark finding out she's unusual, and tortured for her energy to her escape. Part II- Lark meeting Oren and traveling to the Iron Forest where she hopes to find others with the same abilities, and Part III - Meeting others with magic and also a confrontation with the Institute and finding out some valuable information about herself.SKYLARK is an interesting first novel in the Skykark trilogy with Shadowlark releasing in October 2013. I would not say that Lark is any sort of heroine. I would say that she is curious about her abilities, and pursues every aspect in order to find answers. I would also say that she trusts too easily and finds herself betrayed at every angle. Will be interesting to see how this trilogy plays itself out.Released: August 1st 2012 by Carolrhoda Lab