Summary of TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)

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In the YouTube video "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," the narrator reviews the book "LightLark" and explains why it is a terrible book. The book is poorly written, has inconsistencies, and a terrible romance. The book is also based on a prophecy that does not make sense.

  • 00:00:00 The author of "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)" reviews a bad book, "light Lark." While the book is bad, the author admits that there is some good in it. The author also warns readers that the book is not what it is hyped up to be, and that the writing is bad. The author also discloses that the author, Alex Astor, has sold the book and movie rights, and that the writing is poor.
  • 00:05:00 The author, who goes by the name Mary Lou, presents herself as a self-made person who has struggled for 10 years to become successful. However, her book, "LightLark," which went viral in the midst of the pandemic, is actually already published and has an agent. She then lost her agent because she insisted that the book be made into a movie, which the agent was not accepting. Her wealthy background offers her privilege, such as not needing to worry about debt, going to an Ivy League school, and having businesses and relationships with celebrities. It is fairly odd that she is promoting her book while simultaneously claiming to be self-made, and some people have begun to turn on her book.
  • 00:10:00 LightLark is a high fantasy novel about six rulers who are cursed to die if they fall in love. The novel is poorly written and filled with inconsistencies. The romance is also terrible.
  • 00:15:00 The video discusses the poorly written book, "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," which details the events that take place on an artificial island, LightLark, after a Nightshade ruler tries to reclaim it. The book is based on a prophecy that states that one of six rulers must commit mass suicide in order to undo the curses that have afflicted the island. The video argues that the prophecy is a failure because it does not explain why the wildlings and nightshades, who created LightLark, are excluded from the binding.
  • 00:20:00 In this YouTube video, the narrator explains why TikTok's LightLark, a young adult novel, is terrible. The book's main characters are the sunlings, who can control fire, and the wildlings, who can control plants and animals. The sunlings also have the ability to generate gems, and when a woman falls in love, she goes feral and tries to murder her love interest. The wildlings have two curses: they are the only ones with two curses, and they get two bad curses.
  • 00:25:00 The video discusses the "Wicked" book series by Madison Cavanaugh, which has been criticized for its dark and horrid curses. The video covers nightshades (sunlings who can't go outside at night), starlings (those who are connected to the stars, have ice control, and can shoot energy beams), and moonlings (those who can control water). All three species have a curse that causes them to die at the age of 25.
  • 00:30:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," the narrator provides a quick summary of the characters in the book and their abilities. Isla, the protagonist, is training to become perfect at sword fighting, archery, knife throwing, sneaking, survival, dual wielding, fencing, lock picking, pickpocketing, seduction, and dancing. Her two tutors have a plan for Isla to seduce the king of light Lark in order to gain his powers so she can break the curses put on her by her enemies. However, the plan falls apart shortly after Isla arrives on the island.
  • 00:35:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," the author points out that Cleo, the moonling ruler, has little substance beyond her physical stature and her connection to lightlock. Cleo also has no real characterization beyond her catty personality, and her lack of powers makes her an easy target. Additionally, the author notes that the book jumps around in time and that there are numerous references to events that have yet to take place.
  • 00:40:00 The LightLark book features terrible fighting and ridiculous armor and weapons. The chapter with the duel is particularly bad, and it's not just the fighting that is laughable - the armor is too.
  • 00:45:00 The video covers the problems with the book "TikTok's LightLark," which is reportedly aYA novel about a 12-year-old girl who is raised in a abusive environment and becomes incredibly powerful due to it. The video critiques the plot, the characterization, the writing, and the themes.
  • 00:50:00 In this YouTube video, various YA book contestants are shown demonstrating their realm's most useful and helpful features. Azul, the villain, demonstrates how controlling the wind can deliver mail. Clio, the good queen, shows how 12 starlings can work together to turn energy into a metal sword. Grimm, the wildling, demonstrates how his realm has nothing productive. Celeste, the ice mage, demonstrates how falling from 50 feet might break a person's legs or ribs, rather than killing them. Isla, the tropical climate contestant, demonstrates how her realm, LightLark Island, turns into love Island. Finally, Oro, the tea party contestant, reveals his greatest secret, dying. The contestants are then paired up and asked to reveal their greatest secret. Isla and Oro do not like each other and this is the first time the prophecy, "A realm will be won by someone who desires something above the good of their realm," is ever said. Their actions do not correlate to the prophecy, and the viewers are made aware of this by the frequent mention of the prophecy throughout the video.
  • 00:55:00 The video discusses TikTok app's "LightLark" character, who is described as the worst YA book ever written. The video argues that the character's lack of development and confusing plot make the book unenjoyable to read.

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The YouTube video "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)" discusses the various problems with the popular young adult book series. The narrator argues that the books are poorly written, with inconsistencies in the worldbuilding, plot, and character motivations. Additionally, the magic system is opaque and poorly explained, and the overall premise of the book is confusing and nonsensical.

  • 01:00:00 LightLark is a poorly written young adult fantasy novel about murder being legal and the protagonist, Faye, trying to find her way in a world of capes and gowns. Faye's outfit is particularly attention-grabbing, with leaves trailing down her chest and along her stomach. Faye's descriptions of the ball are unimpressive, and the overall plot is confusing and disjointed.
  • 01:05:00 In this YA book, the main characters, Oro and Isla, go on a quest to find a magical necklace that helps break curses. Along the way, they make new allies and enemies, and Isla discovers that her biggest secret is no longer a secret. Towards the end of the book, Isla discovers that Cleo has killed Oro, and she decides not to reveal her secret to him in order to take revenge.
  • 01:10:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," the narrator discusses why "The Skyline Curse" by Cleo is the worst YA book ever. Cleo is a mean girl who follows Isla for no clear reason, and before she can die, Isla's protector, Aura, explains that Isla has no power against her will. Oro, Isla's husband, was right in every way, and Isla's complaints about her lack of power are invalidated by the events of the plot. The book ends on day 75, after three days of searching, and the climax of the story is a festival called Carmel. Isla and Oro go looking for the heart, and they are attacked by an ancient creature and the winterlands. They eventually find the heart, but Celeste is still poisoned. The book resolves the plot point off-page.
  • 01:15:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," author and YouTuber John Grim reveals the hidden secrets of the popular young adult book, "LightLark." Although the book is purportedly about two young lovers finding their way in the world, Grim reveals that much of the story is false or misleading. For example, Isla and Grimm are not actually supposed to have found each other - the author deliberately created a situation in which they would. Isla is also not actually shot through the heart and the Winterlands are not to blame; she is instead rushed to the palace because of a misunderstanding. Furthermore, the heart does not have magical powers that would break the curses - Oro and Isla only think this is the case because they are using the heart to heal Isla. In the end, Grim and Celeste manage to kill Grim by using the bond breaker, and Isla and Oro finally understand that the heart is not what they thought it was.
  • 01:20:00 In this YouTube video, the narrator provides a summary of the book TikTok's LightLark, which is apparently the worst YA book ever. The narrator notes that the book has a plot twist corner, which is aptly named because it is the climax of the story. The narrator also reveals some of the secrets of the book, including the fact that Celeste is actually Aurora from 500 years ago, and that her husband, oro, committed ritual suicide.
  • 01:25:00 In this YouTube video, the narrator explains why they believe TikTok's LightLark book series is the worst YA book ever. Among other reasons, the series contradicts canon by featuring two Realms with intermarriage being a thing not seen in the other realms. Additionally, Aurora reveals that Grim took away all memories of their relationship, which ultimately ruined their day.
  • 01:30:00 The video reviews "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," in which the narrator argues that the book's plot is convoluted, its characters undeveloped, and its magic system nonsensical.
  • 01:35:00 The video criticizes the writing and plot of "TikTok's LightLark," saying that it lacks skill and is poorly executed. The author points out that worldbuilding is one of the most important aspects of fiction, and that books with cool worlds can still be enjoyable even if they are not well written.
  • 01:40:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," the author discusses the inconsistency and lack of grounding in the worldbuilding of light Lark, an island which is trapped in an eternal storm. The author points out inconsistencies in the worldbuilding, such as the marketplace being described as an "Agora" when it is not a specific term, and the tone of the world being inconsistent with the book's description of it as a "fantasy." The author also notes several inconsistencies in the plot, such as the characters being able to walk freely inside of pub buildings but not be able to leave, and the characters discussing things which are not explained.
  • 01:45:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)", the author discusses how the book, "TikTok's LightLark", fails to build a world that feels believable. The author points out how the Abbey, which is supposed to be a significant location in the book, is never mentioned again and does not explain its existence. Additionally, the author notes how many small details in the book are not explained or developed, making the world feel thin and sparse. The author's favorite book series is the " Mortal Engines" quartet, which he says "builds worlds that feel believable".
  • 01:50:00 The author of "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)" discusses why he thinks the book is bad. He points out inconsistencies in the worldbuilding, references to the economy that are irrelevant to the plot, and a lack of understanding of the characters and their motivations. He also complains about the opacity of the magic and the author's unwillingness to explain things in a way that makes sense.
  • 01:55:00 The video argues that the premise of TikTok's LightLark—a young adult book in which a young girl from a different realm accidentally travels to a wildling realm and falls in love with a prince—is poorly written and lacks logic. The video argues that the jewels worn by Isla and her tutor, Azul, in the wildling realm are a byproduct of strong magic from thousands of years ago, and that the world should be saturated with gems. However, the video argues that the gems have no value beyond their aesthetic value in the light Lark world. The video argues that the thieves who visit the wildling realms for gems are foolish, and that the hearts and powers and curses in the light Lark world do not align with each other.

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The YouTube video "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)" discusses the many flaws in the book "LightLark." The book is poorly written, with a confusing plot and flat characters. The book also has many inconsistencies, such as the chocolate scene in which the protagonist climaxes from eating chocolate. The book is ultimately irrelevant to the story, and the prophecy is incorrect in terms of who will win, what they will win, and when it will happen.

  • 02:00:00 In this YouTube video, a light Lark is described as the worst YA book ever. The main characters, Isla and her Sun and Night friends, are all fine on the mainland, but when they visit their home Island, they find that dozens of people are killed each full moon by the moon. The curse is easily avoidable by staying inside, but the book has a funny line about how every full moon, "the sea claimed dozens of lives from their realm drowning anyone who finds themselves too close to the coast." The sunlings and nightshades have mirror curses which are easy to deal with, and there is no need to be limited by the no day or no night rule. The sunlings and nightshades are also quite similar, and the video implies that those in their 20s aren't entirely useless children. The video finishes by talking about the wildlings, who have two curses: one that kills their loved ones, and another that makes them a rapidly declining population.
  • 02:05:00 In this video, seductresses are compared to feral women, and the idea is raised that having a higher percentage of women in a population is not necessarily a bad thing. Wildling Society is introduced as an example of a dystopian society in which love is discouraged and family is the ideal structure. Isla, the protagonist of the video, is revealed to be a wildling who is pretending to eat human hearts in secret. Another problem raised is the different rates of success for men and women when it comes to relationships.
  • 02:10:00 The protagonist of "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)" criticizes the writing, plot, and math in "LightLark," a book about a group of wildlings who exclusively eat human hearts. They note that the book does not answer any questions about food or drink, and that the population math does not add up. They also criticize the chocolate scene, which they say highlights the author's lack of thought and skill.
  • 02:15:00 TikTok's "LightLark" reviews the worst YA book ever, and discusses the many mistakes made in its worldbuilding. The chocolate scene is a major red flag, as Isla climaxes from eating chocolate. The author mentions that the chocolate in the book is from the late 1800s to 1950, an invention. The author also notes that the chocolate shop in the book is "a cheerily modern Artesian chocolate shop in the middle of a supposedly cursed storm."
  • 02:20:00 The video discusses the "prophecy" of TikTok's LightLark, which is a poorly written and confusing plot device that is ultimately irrelevant to the story. The video points out that the prophecy is incorrect in terms of who will win, what they will win, and when it will happen.
  • 02:25:00 In this YouTube video, a group of people discuss the worst book ever, "TikTok's LightLark." They argue about why it is the worst book, and discuss the flaws in its reasoning. They ultimately decide that one of them must die in order to break the curse, and decide to dedicate days 50-100 to a Death Match to determine who will be the one to die.
  • 02:30:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)", the narrator provides a criticism of the book, "TikTok's LightLark", which follows the story of six rulers competing in a series of contests to determine who will become the next ruler of Isla. The narrator argues that the book is confusing and poorly written, with characters that are thinly developed and irrelevant to the plot. The climax of the book is resolved without any real explanation.
  • 02:35:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," a YouTube video, the narrator critiques the characterization in TikTok's latest book, LightLark. The narrator points out that the only characters who seem to have any growth or depth are Oro and Isla, and that Azul, Cleo, and Aurora are all extremely minor characters who are revealed to have been villains all along.
  • 02:40:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," a video rant, the author discusses why they believe the book "Shadow and Bone" by Tessa Griggs is the worst YA book ever. They argue that the characters are uninteresting and undeveloped, the plot is confusing and nonsensical, and the villain, Celeste, is nothing more than a jealous caddy woman.
  • 02:45:00 The YouTube video's narrator provides a critical assessment of the YA book "TikTok's LightLark" which he argues is poorly written and full of creepy, manipulative, and abusive behavior. The protagonist, Grim, is described as taking advantage of a young, naive girl twice, first when he erased her memories and then when he began sending her dreams in which he took advantage of her innocence. The narrator believes that Grim's feelings for Isla do not change over the course of the novel, and that his only purpose in pursuing her is sexual.
  • 02:50:00 The protagonist of "TikTok's LightLark" is Aura, a paranoid king who is afraid for his dying island and the fact that people keep trying to use him for his immense power. After meeting Isla, a peasant girl who is powerless, Aura starts to trust her. However, Grim, the hot, sexy, bad boy evil villain demon monster man, starts to pursue her. Isla has scenes with Grim mostly of sensual touching and explicit innuendo, while Oro, the love interest, spends many characters like many chapters in that white void doing nothing. Eventually, Aura and Isla wind up together, and Grim is revealed to be the one who has been winning the love triangle.
  • 02:55:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," the author discusses the flaws he sees in the protagonist, Isla, of the book. Isla is a Mary Sue, and her only flaw is her being sheltered and naive.

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The video reviews the book "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," which is a poorly written book with many errors. The video also discusses the author's personal experiences with bad books, as well as the faults of the book itself. The video ends with the author recommending that people not waste their money on the book, as it is not worth it.

  • 03:00:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," the author discusses how the protagonist, Isla, changes throughout the book from being confident and talented to being insecure and making stupid mistakes.
  • 03:05:00 In "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," the narrator discusses the dark and gritty world of young adult fantasy, in which killing is considered a necessary part of training to be an assassin. They go on to talk about the book "Wildlings," which uses color coding to dictate which people are allowed to wear which colors, leaving protagonist Isla as the only person who can mix and match colors as she pleases. This leaves her as the only person with PTSD from killing, as it is difficult to watch someone die and to be responsible for their death. The narrator recommends the book "Butterfly Assassin" as an excellent alternative to "Wildlings."
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  • 03:15:00 LightLark is a poorly written YA book with numerous errors in grammar and spelling. Some of the more famous quotes from the book illustrate the poor writing quality.
  • 03:20:00 The author of "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)" discusses the writing style of the book, which he claims is amateur and simple. He also points out that the structure of each page is an issue, as there are a large number of sentences that are run-ons or fragments.
  • 03:25:00 The author of "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)" criticizes the poor writing and clichéd characters in the book. She goes on to say that the book is inspired by Sarah J. Maas's Court of Thorns and Roses, and that the villains in both books are similar in their abusive behavior.
  • 03:30:00 In 2012, a book called "Court of Thorns and Roses" came out, which is strikingly similar to "Shadow and Bone." The author claims that the book has been around since 2012, but this is not true. "Court of Thorns and Roses" was inspired by Twilight and The Hunger Games, and it changed the genre of young adult fiction.
  • 03:35:00 In 2012, when the first book in the Shadow and Bone Trilogy was released, the dystopian genre was very popular. The author, Leigh Bardugo, heavily borrows elements from the Hunger Games series, including the idea of an audience watching the games. LightLark, the main antagonist of the series, is partially inspired by the Hunger Games fandom.
  • 03:40:00 The author of the YouTube video reviews "TikTok's LightLark: The Worst YA Book Ever (And Here's Why)," which they describe as a bad book. The video goes on to discuss the author's personal experiences with bad books, as well as the faults of the book itself. The video ends with the author recommending that people not waste their money on the book, as it is not worth it.
  • 03:45:00 The author of the video discusses her feelings about the book LightLark, which she believes is a bad book. She also discusses her own writing career, which she says has been "mostly positive" but has not led to success. She talks about her experience with chronic pain and how it has affected her life. She concludes the video by saying that if you are interested in her writing or her books, you can find them on her blog.
  • 03:50:00 The author of "Angel Radio" discusses her first book, which is a young adult adventure novel about a girl named Erica who is saved by angels and is left alone to try to find out why she was the only one saved. The book also has a theological basis, as the angels are from the Bible. The author also wrote a duology about angels and demons, which is appropriate for young adults.
  • 03:55:00 The video criticizes the book Light Lark, which is apparently poorly written and plotted.

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