Alex Aster

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Lightlark (2022) 1,133 exemplar
Nightbane (2023) 311 exemplar
Curse of the Night Witch (2020) 161 exemplar
Curse of the Forgotten City (2021) 27 exemplar
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Nightbane (The Lightlark Saga, #2) by Alex Aster

The Centennial games are over and Isla is the leader of two realms. Not quite sure how she will handle her new responsibilities, she has a lot on her hands. Soon memories of her past creep upon her, as the past will collide with the present and affect the future.

Adding to her struggles she has two leaders in love with her. When the fate of those she cares about is in her hands, decisions won't come easy. Life is anything but simple as the saga continues.

Well developed complex characters, each with their own personalities, flaws and strengths. Descriptive narrative pulls you in and won't let (you) go. Moving at a steady pace with a mix of action, suspense, thrills and a splash of romance, I was hooked from the start.

Overall I found Nightbane enjoyable. I recommend to those 18+ who enjoy a fascinating fantasy.
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SheriAWilkinson | Mar 2, 2024 |
One of my favorite YAs I’ve read this year. I didn’t want it to end!
mjphillips | 18 andra recensioner | Feb 23, 2024 |
Lightlark (Lightlark, #1) by Alex Aster

The Island of Lightlark appers every onehundred years for the Centenial. The rulers of the six realms must fight to break the Curse and save their realms.

Each Curse is different, dangerous and created from all things evil. One ruler must die in order to save all of thier worlds.

Isla is one of the youngest rulers of all the realms and one of the most hated. She will fight with all of her might, lie and cheat if she must. Not knowing who is friend or foe makes this a challenge, as secrets are kept and loyalties tested.

The story moves at a steady pace with well developed (unique) characters. Attention to details, pulls you in deep. Suspesne, action, thrills, a splash of romance and didn't-see-that-coming moments. I was hooked from the first page.

Overall I found Lightlark enjoyable. I highly recommend to those who enjoy a great fantasy. I look forward to the next book in the series Nightbane.
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SheriAWilkinson | 18 andra recensioner | Feb 22, 2024 |
Representation: N/A
Trigger warnings: Death of people in the past, murder, blood depiction, physical assault and injury, building collapse
Score: Five points out of ten.
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Oh, look, another BookTok book. I got this one alongside others from the library and after enjoying another novel, Lightlark seemed right up my alley. A high YA fantasy story? That sounds like an outstanding read. I finally picked it up and read Lightlark, but when I finished it, I was underwhelmed. Maybe Nightbane could be better.

It starts with the first character I see, Isla Crown, living in Wildling, one of the six realms, wanting to restore its glory after the curse plagued the world she resides in. She has an opportunity to do so when the central island, Lightlark, rises, allowing six rulers to fight to the death to remove their afflictions. There are so many flaws in Lightlark, I don't know where to begin. The pacing is too tedious and not engaging enough for me to continue reading. A typical edition would clock in at under 400 pages, but this one had over 700 due to the large print. I couldn't connect or relate to the characters. The worldbuilding isn't there; there's no explanation as to why the ordeals are there. If curse-affected Wildlings must kill their partners, how come Isla fell in love with someone without murdering him? The writing style is rudimentary (I get it. The author could've used that writing method to make Lightlark more accessible, but it juxtaposes the setting and the text would be better off as more eloquent prose.) Did I mention Lightlark copied The Hunger Games? To equate the former to authors like Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer and Leigh Bardugo would be an insult. By the time the narrative ended, I didn't care about anything in there anymore.

To summarise, Lightlark joins a long line of underwhelming, overrated and overhyped BookTok publications that did not live up to their promises, like A Winter's Promise and The Hazel Wood.
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Law_Books600 | 18 andra recensioner | Jan 26, 2024 |



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