Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday - Lark

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Lark by Tracey Porter
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 24, 2011

When sixteen-year-old Lark Austin is kidnapped from her Virginia hometown and left for dead in a snowy forest, she leaves behind two girls who are shocked by the loss of their former friend. At the same time Eve must face the hole left by Lark’s absence, she also can’t shake the guilt that Lark’s death was her fault. Meanwhile, Nyetta is haunted by Lark’s ghost, who comes through the bedroom window and begs Nyetta to set her soul free. Eve and Nyetta realize it is their responsibility to uncover why Lark is trapped in limbo, but only by coming together to find the missing pieces of themselves can they bring peace to Lark.

Told in alternating sections by each of the three heroines, Tracey Porter’s stunning narrative about love and loss demonstrates that forgiveness can never come too late
. (Summary from Goodreads)

To be honest, it was Lark's cover that drew me in and made we want to know what this book was about. The small bird and the tree branches against the start white background will definitely stand out on the shelf.

Then, I read the summary. I'm usually not one for ghost stories, but the description sent chills up my spine. It does remind me a little of The Lovely Bones, but Lark seems to focus on friends instead of family. I'm preparing myself for a dark, emotional read, but I holding out for some hopefulness too.

What book are you eagerly waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. I have this one on my list too, sounds like it's going to be a great read!

  2. You're so right about that cover... it's gorgeous and what drew me in the first place. But after reading the summary, I want this one even more. Great pick!

    My WoW

  3. Thanks for pointing this out to me. I haven't seen Lark before.

  4. This cover is fantastic and I am definitely looking forward to it. I think YA needs more stories like this.

  5. Great pick and one I haven't seen before. I'm your newest follower.


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