Black City by Elizabeth RichardsBlack City by Elizabeth Richards

Black City

byElizabeth Richards

Paperback | May 7, 2013

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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.
Elizabeth Richards lives in Buckinghamshire, England.
Title:Black CityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.13 inPublished:May 7, 2013Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142427225

ISBN - 13:9780142427224


Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Liked It #plumreview. It was a nice read.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent A decent story. Writing was a little mediocre, but just good enough to keep me interested. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read Such a fun and exciting book to read. It is definitely a book that can get you out of a reading slump. It is so fast past. I was completely drawn into this book from page 1, and finished it within a day. Really enjoyed it. Love the setting and the characters of the book. Natalie was awesome and such a lovable character. And Ash is just such an amazing character and oh so hot! Definitely a character that can draw your attention. And together with Natalie, they can definitely bring you into their world, and make you want to know more about it.
Date published: 2016-12-03

Editorial Reviews

"Detailed postapocalyptic world building makes Richards' series debut intriguing."--Booklist"Provides a balanced combination of romance, action. and fantasy."--SLJ"A Romeo and Juliet–type of relationship, yet there’s so much action, anger and angst that the plot line is just as vital as the romance aspect. Fans of urban fantasy and forbidden romance will definitely want to pick this one up."--USA Today"Compelling and fresh."--VOYA"A quick, lusty romance in a world gone awry."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Book"Elizabeth Richards’ debut as a fiction author is inspiring. Her sense of drama, combined with brilliant attention to detail and the striking ability to create tension, makes the book a great read . . . The next books of the Black City series will be awaited with bated breath."--Teenreads"This book is one that will be enjoyed on many levels from the literal plot of two very different teenagers who fall in love (think apparently doomed love as in Romeo and Juliet) to the subplot of discrimination leading to violence and chaos. 4/5 stars"