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Lightlark by Alex Aster ⋆ LitBuzz

#BookTok phenomenon and award-winning author Alex Aster delivers readers a masterfully written, utterly gripping YA fantasy novel

The invitation is a summons—a call to embrace victory and ruin, baubles and blood

The Centennial offers the six rulers one final chance to break the curses that have plagued their

Isla Crown is the young ruler of Wildling—a realm of temptresses cursed to kill anyone they

To survive, Isla must lie, cheat, and betray…even as love complicates everything

There is no doubt if you are on booktok that you have seen videos about “Lightlark” by

For months I saw videos talking about this exciting, new, YA fantasy and even pre-ordered it myself,

The excitement took a drastic turn and instead booktok was flooded with videos saying that this book

They have one hundred days to complete tests set forth be each ruler, and by the end

Another plot point that took me out of the story was that they were given one hundred

  We were constantly given a “5 days later,” “10 days later” where nothing happened

  I have seen criticism on the simple naming of the different realms “Starlings,” “Wildlings,” etc

With all of that being said, what did this book do right? I was impressed with Alex

  The best thing she was able to achieve though, was the tension between Isla and the morally

  As a man who lives in the shadows he is the last person she should be able

As they get further into the Centennial, she questions his intentions and when she must team-up with

There were some aspects of the story that I legitimately thought were plot holes, but were explained

Was this an entertaining book that I could easily see translated to film and be successful

  I look forward to seeing how this series develops, and I hope Alex Aster is able to