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Nightbane (The Lightlark Saga Book 2): Alex Aster (The Lightlark Saga, 2)

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Once again, it feels like the politics of the rulers only exist to make moral quandaries for the main character amd to be catalysts for her relationships with the other two love interests. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. intricate world expands after the riveting culmination of the Centennial games, delving more deeply into Isla? Because this is marketed at YA, most of these scenes end with some bullshit excuse for why they can't bone. Now, in the wake of a crushing betrayal, Isla finds herself hungry for distraction, preferring to frequent Lightlark’s seductive haunts instead of embracing her duties as the newly crowned leader of two separate realms.

did you know, radiohead copyright sued lana del rey for her song “get free” allegedly being too similar to “creep. i don’t particularly like isla and i don’t like either of the “love interests,” oro or grim, but she should not have been with oro. A big issue with this book is that the characters have access to this super powerful Wildling Elixer that will heal most ailments, so there will be many situations where the characters are torn up beyond repair, and then it carries no real weight bc you know they'll be fine later. It's obviously supposed to be a big deal but the symbolism doesn't have any root to an idea or an emotion. even historic lore is obfuscated in service of a surprise reveal that the book speedruns through in the final 3%.The sad thing about this series is that it's not the worst thing ever, it's just stupid and incoherent. Worse, her fellow rulers haven’t ceded victory quietly, and there are others in Isla’s midst who don’t believe her ascent to power was earned. Isla Crown has secured the love of two powerful rulers and broken the curses that plagued the six realms for centuries, but few know the true origins of her powers.

I finished Nightbane about 4ish hours ago, and as I sit here staring at the pancakes I'm making, I'm still daydreaming about this book. deadass there was a whole scene where isla wears a small black dress fashioned EXACTLY like the one feyre wears in the court of nightmares to go outside with grim and ends up sitting on his lap.

i’m literally going to tell you the plot, so if you care, run run run as fast as you can and get out of here! Look, I don’t think I have to give much backstory here, and if you ever need four to seven hours of explanation, I can suggest a few videos. The world building felt so meaningless because Aster retconned things that were in Lightlark that didn’t make sense.

the copy i read said it was 600 pages long, so that’s the metric i’m going to describe it by (it also felt 600 pages long), even though goodreads says it’s only 300 and something. I was shrieking like a banshee next to my husband while he played video games as I finished the last few chapters. She's so insecure about all of this, she almost feels like a different character from the first book, but maybe that's because she had little personality to begin with and her appeal relied on how good she was at fighting and also how sexy she is. The one star is reserved for the astronomical level of smut and it being too much alike SJM’S acotar series and writing.

It feels like it doesn’t matter because everyone is just using their starsticks to portal around and hook up. It's actually kinda crazy how many extreme acts of violence there are in this book, how many times the characters have sustained terrible injuries and are coated in blood and describing the pain, but with no lasting effects and as the reader you have no doubt on if they will survive or not. i will be tuning in to lightl3rk because what do i have if a book doesn't make me laugh like the joker after killing robert de niro once i finish it?

Oro girlies we're winning battles, even though we will inevitably lose the war (a sequel has not been announced but it's probably going to get a sequel). The probably isn't the fact that it's horny, but its horniness skates along in this weird limbo gray area because of its genre, offputting and unsatisfying.Aster has a dedicated audience of more than 905,500 followers on TikTok with 100 million views, and 60K followers on Instagram. the writing is also just not super nice, and if there were issues with the world building in the first book they are more than apparent now. the strictly alternating back and forth chapters of isla's present and her memories grind the book's pace to a crawl. There are multiple romance scenes written for the express purpose of titillation in which all the characters are adults.

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