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  • By: Alex Aster
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (56 ratings)

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Lightlark

By: Alex Aster
Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
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Publisher's Summary

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

Welcome to the Centennial.

Every 100 years, the island of Lightlark appears to host the Centennial, a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play. 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 realms for centuries. Each ruler has something to hide. Each realm's curse is uniquely wicked. To destroy the curses, one ruler must die.

Isla Crown is the young ruler of Wildling—a realm of temptresses cursed to kill anyone they fall in love with. They are feared and despised, and are counting on Isla to end their suffering by succeeding at the Centennial.

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

Filled with secrets, deception, romance, and twists worthy of the darkest thrillers, Lightlark is a must-listen for fans of legendary fantasy writers Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer, and Leigh Bardugo.

©2022 Alex Aster (P)2022 Recorded Books, Inc

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Good story

I couldn’t get over how the voice actor couldn’t articulate certain words. Couldn’t, sentence, wouldn’t, for example were consistently pronounced as ‘coutint’, ‘setence’, ‘woutint’.
Strange because similar words or other words some usually struggle to announce correctly were perfect. I’m sorry but it was really frustrating 😂
I doubt it was an accent thing.
Otherwise her voice was pleasant and expressive, she did each character justice.

The story itself was fun, whimsical & unique.

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Magical!

Not to sound tacky… but I loved everything about this book! There were so many times that I was surprised, the world-building was beautiful, I love the characters

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Betrayal

My heart sank when I found out Azul tried calling Celeste (Aurora) then when she betrayed everyone and fell down the crack to LightLarks core I felt a sense of fulfilment.

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binged and loved

I binged both lightlark and nightbane and loved them both. I hope there is a third.

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Brilliant

I loved this book! It was creative and had so many interesting twists and turns that kept me entertained and wanting more!
The language and vocabulary was beautiful and I could picture all the different parts of the story in my mind. Very enjoyable.

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Loved it

I really enjoyed this book. Just when I thought I had figured it out.. I was wrong.
Some parts did drag but I still loved it.

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Best fantasy novel ever

This is the best fantasy novel I have ever read! The plot kept me on my toes the entire read and I has left speechless by all the twists and turns. The romance was sparkly not really spicy which was the only down fall. 10/10 must read

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Good easy listen

Got me through my first ultra so can't complain! I look forward to listening to the next one.

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I loved it

So many twists and turns it was really good emery to lovers, betrayal my type of book

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I'm invested!!

SPOILER :The intrigue was fantastic, I did guess Celeste was a fake friend however, a true best friend gets upset and will always call out your BS. I will continue to read this young author's work! I would have liked more back story though. A lot of the relationships had depth not told.. Maybe a prequel is in order? I think an origin story of the curses would be well received by fans such as myself.

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