Thursday, November 8, 2012

Black City Review

384 pages
Release date: November 13th, 2012

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.

Review (ARC):
This book is absolutely amazing and I can definitely understand why its been optioned to become a movie before it's release! This is a fresh story which offers a mix of the supernatural and dystopian genres of writing. The world created in this novel is pretty bleak and a hard life to live no matter whether you are a human or a Darkling. Ash is half Darkling and strong yet vulnerable at the same time because of his confusion over who he is and who he belongs to. Natalie is an amazing character who although biased, still tries to do what is right for those she believes is treated unfairly. I love the bond between Ash and Natalie and how it opens both their eyes to the other side of things. I think the story itself is exciting and full of action, mystery and of course romance. There are so many underhanded things happening in Black City that Ash and Natalie begin to unravel. This is the first novel in this series and I am definitely looking forward to reading the next one when it comes out. I absolutely recommend this novel especially to those who like dystopian and supernatural novels.