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 enjoyed this book so much! It was entertaining, it was new, and I just had to keep turning the pages! Like the fact that the Darlings were under human control, while bad, having the control thing, usually it's the humans who are controlled! So that was a change!
I enjoyed Natalie and Ash's relationship! Of course, it's a star crossed, we should never be together one, a forbidden one, but that's almost a quarter of the appeal! Adding in that Natalie is the cause of Ash's heart to start beating, well, that means something!
I enjoyed the mystery, in learning more about the Darklings, and how Ash is half Darkling, half human, and yeah, all that stuff! Especially since that's part of the conflict in their relationship! Though of the bad guys, Purian Rose was the worse, even more so then her mom!
They were under a lot of threats, and in this unfair world, that just made things harder! But in the end, they were mostly on top, so that's a pretty good thing! Though there are still some threats, especially since it's only the first book of a series!
I enjoyed this book so much, and I really can't wait to read more!
Author: Elizabeth Richards
Series: Black City #1
Read: December 27, 2012
Reason Why: Sounded like a great book, and it's a DAC Book, and a 2012 Dystopian Book!
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons BYR
Published: November 13th 2012