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Live at Brookline Booksmith! Alex Aster with Dustin Thao: Lightlark

Live at Brookline Booksmith! Alex Aster with Dustin Thao: Lightlark

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 7:00PM ET
Event address: 
Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446-2908

In person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of Lightlark with author Alex Aster, in conversation with Dustin Thao.

Register for the event!

This event is ticketed. Your ticket includes a general admission seat at the event and a copy of Lightlark OR a general admission seat at the event, a copy of Lightlark, and a copy of You've Reached Sam.

You will also be alerted to important details about the program, including safety requirements, cancellations, and book signing updates.

**MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THIS EVENT REGARDLESS OF LOCAL MANDATES**

 

Signed books!

Your ticket includes a copy of the book. This event will include a live signing at the end of the talk.

Can't make it to the event? Preorder the book on the registration page to have it signed, and choose to have it held or shipped from the store!
 

Lightlark

#BookTok phenomenon and award-winning author Alex Aster delivers readers 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-read for fans of legendary fantasy writers Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer, and Leigh Bardugo.

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).

Moderator Dustin Thao is a Vietnamese American writer based in New York City. He graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Political Science, and is currently in a PhD program at Northwestern University where he studies critical media literacy. He writes contemporary fiction, and his debut novel You’ve Reached Sam is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller.