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Larkstorm (The Sensitives) (Volume 1) Paperback – December 3, 2012
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Dawn is a Twitter and fashion addict whose favorite things in life are her family, gorgeous dresses, tea leaf salad, and French macarons. She splits her time between San Francisco, Northern Virginia, and Paris.
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This book takes place many years after what seemed like the end of civilization. The world was apparently under attack and only few places remained but were renamed. Lark and her soon-to-be-mate Beck are at a human school together. In a couple months they will be bound to one another. No one else in the school knows who their mate will be. The boys and girls are not allowed to hug, kiss or even touch. Lark and beck know that they will be mated because their parents are high ranking leaders. There are these people called the Sensitive. I was confused at first about what they were but it's just a fancy term for witches. They do the labour of the country and are not allowed near humans because of their power. A red wristband keeps them in place and also keeps the humans aware of what they are. These wristbands are irremovable. One day a group of Sensitives attack Lark and Beck. That was where the downward spiral begins!
I couldn't believe the turn of events that came with this novel. Not only was it so thrilling to read, it was written very well. Minor grammar mistakes but the content was applaud-worthy. I just bought - yes BOUGHT - the second book. You read that correctly. That definitely means something. I will start it. Now. Right away. Ta!
I fell in love with the hero, not because he's dreamy, or easy on the eyes (and thank you, thank you, thank you Miller for not cramming this down my throat!) but because when he says he loves Lark, I know it's not lust/infatuation/ raging hormones etc...
The pacing of this moves quickly. I sat down and read it start to finish with only two breaks because I had to know what happened next. As a bonus, Larkstorm has a multifaceted plot that slowly unravels over the course of the book. The prose is thankfully more literary than sarcastic. Each line feels carefully thought-out and it balances showing and telling very well.
The blurb sets up the background setting as dystopian but this felt more like fantasy.
The conflict in the actual novel is much stronger and IMO way more cool than, "she must kill the one she loves" but if the author tells you what it *actually* is up front, it will spoil the excitement of having it revealed throughout the novel.
Hopefully without giving away too big of a spoiler, I would reword the tag from:
"She must kill the boy she loves, unless he kills her first" to "She *will* kill the boy she loves, unless he kills her first."
Once Beck left and Lark set out to find him I was excited to see where the story would go. The whole encounter with Lark's brother at the train station and her getaway was fun. At least we thought she was running towards finding Beck as well as breaking away from everyone in her life who kept things from her. I thought Lark might find Beck and they'd hide out for a bit then fight and stand together... no such luck.
Come to find out she takes refuge in a "bubble" if you will. A bubble with a house and woods and loads of light witches in tents!! The entire technological society we read about at the beginning of the story was gone! Instead we were thrown into a political war with magic and too controlling witches. The story just got more frustrating after that. Time after time I was hoping to get answers, and the story just kept putting them off and Lark was literally kept in the dark. Her magic was encased and she basically turned into a whiner who was always trying to control her tantrums. I understood her anger because I too wanted answers, but never got them.
It seems as though the first part of the book and the last part were totally separate stories?! They didn't flow together for me and I was just frustrated in general. It was difficult at times for me to continue reading, but it was a short book so I pressed on. I didn't like the ending either. Lark left Beck standing there while she basically runs away. Why? To protect him? It didn't make logical sense. I'm being vague because I don't want to spoil the story, just saying it didn't really come together.
Altogether, I think (personally) for 4.99 the book is overpriced. I've read much better books at that price and I expected a lot more! I don't see myself continuing with this series.
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