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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