Lark Awakening by L.K. Beal is a tale about family, fate, and never giving up.
Full disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my rating in any way.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Lark Awakening by L.K. Beal
Lark and Jenna, two best friends, are immediately drawn to the two new boys that show up at school one day. Little do they know that these are not just your everyday students. These two have a big secret. But how long can they keep it from the girls when teenage hormones get involved?
Try as Lark might to keep to herself, she can’t resist the pull toward one boy, Elijah.
Oh my goodness. This story is clean paranormal romance at its finest.
The pacing of this story is pretty quick. In the beginning we get a wonderful set up. Soon, you can tell that things are about to change, and once the action kicks in, the author really takes it up a notch.
The main character, Lark, is an absolute hoot. Getting inside her head as we saw her humorous inner thoughts with every situation she finds herself in was hilarious. And I loved that she didn’t swear. Instead, she would say things like, “Ugh. This blows hot air,” “I feel like dookie,” and “mother trucker.” Every new phrase she uttered had me laughing right out loud. As someone that doesn’t swear, I could really relate to this.
I also loved how aloof Lark was. There were so many things that were right under her nose, but she just couldn’t get out of her own way to see what was going on.
In the second half of the book, there’s a scene of a group of teens who are going to watch a movie. When they choose to watch Marvel, one of them bets Lark can’t name Marvel characters. Little do they know, Lark is a total geek and she’s about to surprise them. As if her character didn’t already rule…
And then there’s how darn brave she is, she really blew me away. In books like this, I always worry that we’re going to see the female characters crumble and let one of the male characters swoop in the save the day. While Lark did have some situations that tested her strength, and sometimes she succumbed to the events and needed a little help, but she also walked head on into plenty of situations where she faced down her fears, she fought back, and perhaps the most brave step of all; sometimes she walked away. She did a lot of growth in this novel. I would definitely be interested to see her again in a second book to see where she goes next.
Another element about this tale that I loved was the focus on family. The author does a wonderful job here creating a really welcoming and warm environment that was really great to see. I loved how open, accepting, and caring everyone was.
Each of the characters in this tale were wonderfully written, no matter what size role they played. As a reader, I couldn’t help but love most of them. But for the “bad guys,” phew, did I hate them!
This book will take readers on a wonderful journey with emotions. Humor was definitely a big element of this tale, but there were also plenty of tense scenes that will have readers holding their breath!
My Favorite Passages from Lark Awakening
It’s a small town, you know the type, everyone knows your name, height, weight and shoe size, what you ate for breakfast.
The people in this town know your business before you do.
Tears roll down my cheeks as the two most important people to me hold me. Little do they know they’re also keeping me from crumbling. My whole world has been shaken, my foundations ripped from under me. I feel on the precipice of falling over a cliff and without them, I’ll surely plunge into the dark.
My Final Thoughts on Lark Awakening
While not my usual type of read, I had a blast with this one! Giving off some Twilight vibes, this story brought me right back to high school. But unlike Twilight, this book is funny, uplifting, and just an all around fun read that you won’t want to put down.
If you enjoy paranormal romance and you’re looking for a light and entertaining read with bursts of action and intensity, you have to pick this one up!
Thanks for reading!