Lightlark #1 Lightlark by Alex Aster

Posted February 8, 2024 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

by alex aster
Lightlark #1 Lightlark by Alex AsterLightlark (The Lightlark Saga Book 1) Series: Lightlark #1
Published by Abrams on August 23, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General, Young Adult Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense / General
Pages: 384
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A gripping, propulsive YA fantasy novel from award-winning author and social media superstar Alex Aster, “Lightlark is an ebullient, fast-paced fantasy with a beautifully rendered world that seethes with intrigue, romance and tension. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir)
An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller  
Welcome to the Centennial.
Every hundred years, the island of Lightlark appears for only 100 days to host a deadly game, where the rulers of six realms fight to break their curses and win unparalleled power. Each ruler has something to hide. Each curse is uniquely wicked. To break them—and save themselves and their realms—one ruler must die.
To survive, Isla Crown must lie, cheat, and betray. Even as love complicates everything . . .
Includes Select Exclusive Excerpts from Nightbane, the Second Book in the Lightlark Saga

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I thoroughly enjoyed Lightlark. It gives me the vibes of Hunger Games, luminaries, and All of Us villains, where you are unsure who to trust, and your life is on the line. Like any good fantasy novel where a game for your life is at stake, you’re going into the story being told half-truths, something has to be found, a prophecy needs to be unraveled, and a vast major twist will happen. I thoroughly enjoy this story, even though I know how the plot will go. Someone is going to betray someone; some big reveal will happen. I am always shocked by the reveals and the twists. I get lost in this kind of story trying to figure out the trail of breadcrumbs and how the main character we follow will save everyone. Lightlark is a delight and ready for the sequel.

About alex aster

Alex Aster is the #1 New York Times bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, #1 Publishers Weekly Bestselling and USA Today Bestselling author of the Lightlark series (soon to be a major motion picture) and the Emblem Island series, inspired by her Colombian heritage. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied English

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