Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Color Coded Reading Challenge - Black


Black City (Black City, #1)Black City by Elizabeth  Richards
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow...that was some end to the book!

I wasn't too sure about reading this book, it sounded interesting but the reviews already posted were less than positive.  I gave it a shot anyway (hey I needed a book for this color and the year is nearly over!).  It seemed similar to quite a few dystopian novels already out but it has it's own feel.

The point of view goes back and forth between Ash and Natalie, each narrating full chapters at a time.  Towards the end it's a quick back and forth of the same events which adds a punch to the unfolding scene.  This really worked for me, I was very choked up while reading the end of the book (which is the reason for my initial response above!).

I will be reading the other books in the series, I need to know how this story plays out.  Even though it was similar to other novels, I still got pulled in by the characters and I really wanted to know what happens to them.  The love triangle with Ash, Natalie and Evangeline, was a little weird but not a complete turn off.  The world building was nice and Elizabeth Richards even gives a good reason why Ash's heart (think unbeating vampire heart) doesn't beat but he's still functioning.

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