Sunday, September 28, 2014

Review: Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh

I'm unsure about this book. When I first saw that cover I knew I had to read this book. And I thought it sounded pretty awesome as well. So when I saw the details for the blog tour at Rockstar Book Tours I had to sign up. So happy to get accepted. <3 Thank you so much to Jaime for the gorgeous print review copy of it :)

But oh. This is where the heartbreaking part of it begins. As I did not love this book. I tried so hard to like it. And I wanted to, I wanted to love it so much. As I have seen others love it and it just looks so stunning. But I had issues with it. Because of that I did not love it. Sniffs. It must be a two star from me. I'm sorry.

I want to begin, though, with saying what I did like about this book. Because while I didn't love it, I didn't hate it either. There wasn't a single thing that I hated. I just didn't like it. Which makes me depressed. But it is what it is. I was thinking about giving it three stars, but I cannot. Because I didn't like it that much. But yes. What I did like about it. I enjoyed the plot. I found it to be quite interesting and I wanted to know what would happen next. And.. well. That might have been everything I liked about this book. Which makes me even more sad. I'm trying to think what I liked about it, and that is all that comes to mind. Well. I didn't want to quit reading it at least. I wanted to know how it ended. And I am curious about the next books, as I still want to know what happens next. I just wish I could have liked it more. But I didn't.

Then to try to explain why I disliked Lark Rising. It is different, true, which is a good thing. And I do not doubt that others will love it. It just was not for me. I knew from the very beginning that I didn't like the writing. I had huge issues with how the book was written. How the characters were speaking. It just bothered me a whole lot and I was never able to forget about it. Which sucked for me. It isn't an awful writing, just written in a way I didn't like. I couldn't connect with it. Meaning I didn't connect with Lark.

Sigh. Lark. I did want to love her. And I didn't dislike her. I just couldn't understand her. She has the Sight. Which is a bad thing, apparently. As it leaves her in pain and weak and whatnot. And because of this she hasn't been around people other than her cousin and her grandmama. So she is very shy. Yet she is chosen for a mission, and then she meets a bunch of Riders and other people. And they all like her right away and she is not shy at all and it bothered me a lot. Because it happened so fast, to be honest.

And then. I didn't like the way Lark was as a person. She is sweet enough. But she changes so fast in a small amount of days. And she acted like a child all the time. Shouting and running and being a bit weird. It just bothered me a little bit. Though I also adored it. Then there is the romance. Thankfully, no love triangle, but kind of insta-love. They meet and she likes him right away. Though he tried to kill her. Then days later there is talk of love. And it didn't make sense to me. They never get to know each other.

I just. There were a bunch of things that bothered me in this book. I wish they hadn't. I really wish I had loved this. But I didn't. I was annoyed at just about everything. Sigh. And at the others things I just didn't care. Another thing that bothered me were all the weird names. I have not heard any of them before, and they sounded weird to me. Sigh. I'm sorry. But Lark Rising just didn't work for me. But I do think others will love it. Hopefully. Because I did like the story for the most part. Thank you Jaime. <3


  1. Ack. Okay, so it's not a good read after all. :( I was looking forward to reading this, but when you open a review with, "I'm not sure about this", then I know I'm not going to like it either.

  2. Awww, so sad to hear that you didn't like this one more. I know Alyssa loved it, but now I'm a bit torn about this book now.
    Great review sweetie!

  3. This sounds amazing! I'm a huge fan of fantasy and this sounds like an exciting story.

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