Releases and Recommendations: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

It’s Tuesday! The wonderful day that books are released to the world. This week I’m anticipating the release of Black City by Elizabeth Richards, but I don’t have to wait long because it comes out TODAY, November 13, 2012.

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 know this sounds like just another dystopian novel, but I’m really excited to check it out. The advanced reviews were good and it’s been compared to Legend by Marie Lu. And if you read my review, you’ll see just how much I enjoyed it. I’m hoping I’ll love Black City just as much. I’m a sucker for forbidden love stories set in post-apocalyptic worlds.

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