Thursday, March 7, 2013

Blog Tour (Review + Giveaway): Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Hello! Welcome to my stop of Black City Philippine tour, hosted by the amazing Kate @ The Bookaholic Blurbs. Today I'm sharing you my thoughts about this paranormal-dytopian book and you can win awesome prizes from Elizabeth (good to have her on the blog, again!)!

Black City by Elizabeth Richards, hardback edition book cover

Black City
by Elizabeth Richards

Series: Black City #1
Genre: YA, dystopian, paranormal, romance
Editions available: Hardback, paperback, Kindle, ebook
Published November 13th 2012 by G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR
Source: Author

Blurb (Goodreads):

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.

My Thoughts:

YA dystopian + forbidden romance + vampire. Interesting popular genres rolled into one. This is Black City.

This, alone, is a strong potential for this book to become fantastic. And it doesn't end there yet. It also had stories that you'll definitely look forward to. I was really excited to read this book.

Black City was told in Ash and Natalie's perspective. Ash is half-human, half-vampire hottie with no heart. Literally. He had a bad boy reputation and humans are either scared of or hate him, but not everyone knew that he's kind and caring person--to vampires and humans. He's a very likable character and I adore him. I fell in love with his character, not in him. I can imagine myself being good friends with him, though. While Natalie...I honestly do not know where to put her. She is the Emissary's daughter, kind and spoiled. I didn't liked her from the beginning til halfway of the book. I disliked her being spoiled and sometimes being selfish. But she kind of changed on the 3/4th of the book, that makes her more likable. I hope I could see more likable about her in the next book.

I wasn't that much fan of their love story, either. It was kind of insta-love and they became together in just a week. The thing I liked about them together was that they really love each other and show it through words and action, and their moments were sweet and cute. They'd gone intimate too soon and I hoped they made their relationship stronger first.

One of the highlights of this book is the interesting world of Black City. There are a lot of stories going on that won't leave you bored. The ending was one of my favorites, too. Because it promised a more ground-breaking sequel.

Black City is a dark, dystopian-paranormal-romance novel that will keep you turning the pages. It kept me reading even in my busy days and thinking on my free time. It had an interesting plot that you'll look forward til you finish the series.

Thank you so much, Elizabeth for providing a review copy of Black City and an ARC of Phoenix!


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