Book Passage Presents

Alex Aster

in conversation with Selene Velez

Celebrating the release of her new book

Lightlark

LIVE: Sunday, August 28,
2:00pm pacific / 5:00pm eastern

Book Passage Presents

Alex Aster

in conversation with Selene Velez

Celebrating the release of her new book

Lightlark

LIVE: Sunday, August 28,
2:00pm pacific / 5:00pm eastern

Join Alex Aster live at Book Passage’s San Francisco Store to celebrate the release of her book Lightlark.

“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
“Fantasy that reads like a breath of fresh air. Filled with secrets aplenty and enthralling magic, Lightlark will have you gasping then swooning while these valiant rulers fight to break their curses.” Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights

#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 photo courtesy of the publisher

Alex Aster

About Alex Aster

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).

Selene Velez

About Selene Velez

Selene Velez (@moongirlreads_) loves to share her passion for uplifting diverse stories and authors with her audience of over 223,000 book lovers on Tiktok! She is soon to enter her third year of university where she will continue studying English. Selene has been featured in The New York Times, BBC World Service, The Economist, and her grandpa's Facebook page.