Friday, October 7, 2022

Lark Ascending: A Novel by Silas House

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book:

A riveting story of survival and hope, set in the not-too-distant future, about a young man forced to flee the United States and seek refuge across the Atlantic. 

As fires devastate most of the United States, Lark and his family secure a place on a refugee boat headed to Ireland, the last country not yet overrun by extremists and rumored to be accepting American refugees. But Lark is the only one to survive the trip, and once ashore, he doesn’t find the safe haven he’d hoped for. As he runs for his life, Lark finds an abandoned dog who becomes his closest companion, and then a woman in search of her lost son. Together they form a makeshift family and attempt to reach Glendalough, a place they believe will offer protection. But can any community provide the safety that they seek? 

For readers of novels such as Station ElevenThe Dog Stars, and MigrationsLark Ascending is a moving and unforgettable story of friendship, family, and healing.

my thoughts:

Whoa! What a thrilling and exciting story! Lark Ascending by Silas House is a must-read dystopian novel that is gripping, thought-provoking, and unputdownable. I found myself reading late into the night, because I had to find out what would happen next. This book had me hooked and I loved every minute I spent with it. What an excellent story!

America is on fire. Climate change has affected the country in horrific ways. The only way to survive is to get out. And, the only place to go is Ireland, where they are still accepting American refugees. Larks family is able to secure their passage on a boat heading to Ireland, where they are sure they will be safe. Unfortunately, the journey does not go well and Lark winds up the only surviving passenger. Yep, he's twenty years old and alone in a country he doesn't know. But he's determined to make his way to a safe haven, if that is even possible. Along the way he befriends a dog and a woman looking for her son. They make a ragtag trio and decide to travel together. The trip is not an easy one as trouble manages to find them wherever they turn. Talk about a misadventure.

Silas House has created an intriguing story that explores climate change, the environment, politics, survival, friendship, and hope. His writing is top notch and grabs you right from the start. His characters are unforgettable - you can't help but root for Lark. And, his story makes for a damn good read. It is fantastic!

I would happily recommend Lark Ascending to anyone and everyone looking for their next great read - you won't want to miss out on this book! Make sure to check it out ASAP!!


Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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