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June 19, 2012

Review: Black City by Elizabeth Richards


Black City
By Elizabeth Richards
Hardcover, 373 pages
Expected publication: November 13th 2012
By G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR

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A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war. In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable--they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash's long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they're caught, they'll be executed--but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

I cannot, and I repeat, CANNOT come up with the right words to say how flipping amazing this book is. I finished reading it and was left in a deep depression because it was over. I want to memorize word for word! Yes, this is how much I loved it. This is the one book that I would love to see on the big screen and get as much hype as possible. It deserves it!

It's a dark unique dystopian story where Darklings and Humans are trying to coexist. It has a HUGE forbidden love that later on in the story reveals a great twist and leaves you with your mouth hanging open. It's unpredictable, and will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat. The characters are so well written. Richards has created a world full of strong characters that you will easily fall in love with and wish you were them. The world building is perfect in every way. It's raw and Richards does not hold back. I am in love with this book and want to marry it!

Since I cannot break down part for part of the book like I want to, I decided I will just share a quick report card on it.

World Building: A+
Plot : A+
Characters A++
Writing: A+
Cover: A+
Pace: A+
Romance: A++
Overall: A+++++++++++

You will love it! There is nothing NOT to like about Black City! Those who love Paranormal Romance (YA & Adult)… this is for sure a DEFINITE read for you!

HUGE 5 Stars out of 5!






36 comments:

  1. AH!!!! I need to read this book . It sounds like my cup of tea. If you loved it then I'll LOVE it too! Cannot wait for it to out. AH! Awesome, spoiler free, review! =)

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  2. I absolutely am in love with your review!! I'm a much bigger fan of the darker side of YA fiction. This sounds so bloody forbidden I just cannot wait to get my grubby hands on it!

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  3. thanks for a great review! Definitely going to have to go check out this book :)

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  4. I love your review!!

    This sounds like a perfect book, with a great story and world and incredible characters:)

    Your excitement is contagious:)

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  5. Great review! I wanted to read this book before, but now I think it's a must-read for me. It's definitely at the top of my TBR wishlist!!

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  6. Sounds like a story I can't pass up, thanks for the review.

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  7. I love Dystopian and this one is on the top of my wishlist.

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  8. This books sounds AWESOME! I love the review, and I can't wait to read this book! XD

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  9. Thank you for the excellent review! Love me some superb worldbuilding in my fantasy. :)

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  10. Awesome review! I can't wait to read this book. November is sooo far away.

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  11. Great review! I can't wait to read this one!!

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  12. Amazing review!! I LOVE forbidden romances <3 And I certainly love shocking plot twists. I have been dying to read this book and your enthusiasm and love for it in your review really shows! I NEED this book ASAP!!

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    1. Yay! I was hoping people would get my emotion through my review. This book was awesome! lol

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  13. Now I'm even more excited to read this! I can tell you really liked it.

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  14. Black City is now on my must-read list. At first, I was somewhat hesitant due to the odd cover, but now I just need to read it!!

    I enjoy dystopians that have romance incorporated deeply into the struggles that occur in the plot. Black City seems like one of them.

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  15. I am seriously waiting for this and all the other Breathless Reads titles! What a great lineup this Fall!! :) Thank you so much for sharing the review. It only makes me want to read it more!! :)

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  16. I'm so glad you like it! I have this on my TBR after snagging a copy of BEA. I can't wait to get to it.

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  17. Ever since I started seeing this ARC pop up a few months ago I've been dying to get my hands on a copy. It sounds SO fricking good and I love the cover! So that doesn't hurt ;)

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  18. This sounds like an interesting book - definitely going on my TBR list!

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  19. I hadn't heard anything about Black City before, so glad to get a chance to see what it's all about.

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  20. I think I just found a new book to add to my TBR list. :D I've never heard of Black City, but it sounds amazing.

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  21. Seriously can't wait to read this one! And that cover...oh my god, gorgeous!

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  22. This book sounds amazing! I love dystopians and the idea of an "apocalyptic love story" really appeals to me! Plus you gave it 5 of 5 stars so what's not to like??

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  23. I so can't wait to read this book. The cover is on my Book covers I love on Pinterset! So excited!! Thanks for the review!

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  24. I've seen this one, but was a little on the fence. Thanks for your review - it's on my tbr now.

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  25. I've seen this on a few blogs lately. It sounds very interesting. Great review!!

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  26. Sounds great, I can't wait to check it out!

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  27. I have this book, and it's now sitting closer to the top to read soon. Awesome review...

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  28. I was already excited for this book but after reading your review I can't freaking wait!!!!

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  29. This definitely looks like a treat of a read. Hopping over to the wishlist. This is the first I have heard of Black City and I appreciate your sharing it with us.

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  30. I have a copy of this that I will have to start ASAP. It sounds like it is a killer book!

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  31. Sounds amazing...definitely will add it to my tbr list!!! Great review...

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  32. I really cannot wait to read this book! I have seen other great reviews on it also, but I imagine this is how I will feel after reading it.

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  33. I had a huge cover crush on this one since I first saw it. Now after seeing this review, I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for that! : )

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