Waiting on Wednesday: Lark Rising

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Title: Lark Rising
Author: Sandra Waugh (Twitter)
Publisher: Random House BYR
Publish Date: September 23, 2014
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Pages: 400

Lark has foreseen two things—she will fall for a young man with sage green eyes,and he will kill her. Sixteen-year-old Lark Carew is happiest close to home, tending her garden and gathering herbs for medicines. But when her Sight warns her that monsters called Troths will soon invade her village, Lark is summoned on a journey to seek help from the legendary Riders of Tarnec.

Little does she suspect that one of the Riders, Gharain, is the very man who has haunted her visions. Or that the people of Tarnec have called her there for another reason: Lark is the Guardian of Life, the first of four Guardians who must awaken their powers to recover four stolen amulets. Together, the amulets—Life, Death, Dark, and Light—keep the world in Balance. To take back the Life amulet, Lark will have to discover her true inner strength and give in to a love that she swears will be her downfall.
It's been a good long while since I read a legitimate high fantasy novel, and I must say that Lark Rising sounds exactly like the perfect book to get me back in the saddle. I love learning about new worlds, new cultures, new places and characters that are so vastly different from the people we see every day, and this seems like it will offer all that and more. With an element of drama and seemingly insatiable plot, you'd better believe I'm sold! What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature from Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. I'm quickly becoming addicted to the fantasy genre Melissa! I don't know that I've read many high fantasy books as of yet (I'm not sure what the lesser fantasy books are called - low fantasy?), but this sounds amazing and is now on my list. Yes and please!

  2. I love high fantasy and though the synopsis for this novel promises a lot of tension and romantic drama, which I'm not always a fan of, I love the cover and am hoping it'll deliver. I hadn't heard of this before, so thanks for bringing it to my attention, Melissa!(:

  3. Ooh, fabulous find! I'm a fan of all things high fantasy, so I love the sound of this book. *adds to tbr list*

    Great WOW!

  4. Oh my GOODNESS. This is totally new to me! Thank you for putting it on my radar because I have been on a major fantasy kick lately!

  5. Oooh...this sounds great. I'm sick of paranormal but still interested in high fantasy so I'll have to check it out.

  6. This sounds really interesting, Melissa. You know how much I love high fantasy, so this is most definitely the book for me. I hadn't heard of this before, but thanks for sharing. :)

  7. Ooh this is new to me! Sounds like an intriguing read!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. I haven't heard or seen anything of this one! I hope it's good!!

  9. I haven't heard of this one! Sounds good!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  10. Ooh, this sounds like an awesome fantasy read! Nice WoW pick!


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