Lightlark

This fall's blockbuster fantasy

Lightlark: this fall's blockbuster fantasy.

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Gorgeously lush and cinematic, Lightlark is the kind of fantasy that indulges all your senses, makes you swoon, and then knocks you sideways with twists. You won’t want to put this down.” —Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Skyhunter
“Filled with secrets aplenty and enthralling magic, Lightlark will have you gasping then swooning.” —Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights
“If The Hunger Games was a dark fairy tale, you’d get the vicious and enchanting Lightlark. Get ready to be transported into a dazzling world where love is a death sentence.” —Adam Silvera, #1 New York Times bestselling author of They Both Die at the End
“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.” —SABAA TAHIR, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Ember in the Ashes
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Welcome to the Centennial.

Every hundred years, the island of Lightlark appears for only one hundred days to host a deadly game, where 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.

Filled with secrets, deception, romance, and twists worthy of the darkest thrillers, #BookTok phenomenon Alex Aster’s Lightlark is masterfully written and utterly gripping—a must-read for fans of legendary fantasy writers Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer, and Leigh Bardugo.

ON SALE 8.23.22

About the Author

Alex Aster is an author of YA fiction as well as award-winning middle grade fiction, including the Emblem Island series, which was published to critical acclaim. Alex graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied creative writing. Find out more on TikTok (@alex.aster) or Instagram (@byalexaster).

LIGHTLARK INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE TOUR &
EXCLUSIVE AUTOGRAPHED COLLECTOR’S EDITION

Join Alex Aster in conversation with some of your favorite authors and BookTokers at a store near you. Plus, find a Lightlark Indie Exclusive Autographed Collector’s Edition and Limited Edition Print at your favorite indie*.

*While supplies last. Inquire with your local bookstore to see if they’re carrying it today.

LIGHTLARK NATIONAL LAUNCH EVENT

NEW YORK CITY

Join Alex for the national launch of Lightlark!
Date: Tuesday, August 23
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York NY 10003
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SIX REALMS INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE TOUR

BOSTON

Join Alex in conversation with Dustin Thao at a Starling-themed Lightlark party!
Date: Wednesday, August 24
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline MA 02446
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ATLANTA

Join Alex in conversation with BookToker Calvin at a Sunling-themed Lightlark party!
Date: Thursday, August 25
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Georgia Center for the Book, 215 Sycamore St, Decatur GA 30030
In partnership with Little Shop of Stories
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CHICAGO

Join Alex in conversation with BookToker Ayman at a Skyling-themed Lightlark party!
Date: Friday, August 26
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 West Jefferson Ave, Naperville IL 60540
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AUSTIN

Join Alex in conversation with BookToker Kaven at a Nightshade-themed Lightlark party!
Date: Saturday, August 27
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin TX 78703
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SAN FRANCISCO

Join Alex in conversation with BookToker Selene at a Moonling-themed Lightlark party!
Date: Sunday, August 28
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Book Passage, Ferry Terminal Building, One Ferry Building 42, San Francisco CA 94111
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LOS ANGELES

Join Alex in conversation with Adam Silvera at a Wildling-themed Lightlark party!
Date: Monday, August 29
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: The Ripped Bodice, 3806 Main Street, Culver City CA 90232
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