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Content Review: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Black City
by Elizabeth Richards
Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (November 13, 2012)
Language: English
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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.
At a Glance:

Black City starts out with a bang and the action doesn't stop until the last page.  Although somewhat disappointing and awkward at times, the story still kept me interested.  This is a whole new take on Vampirism, and one I'm glad I read.


Content:
  • Sexual Content: Heavy
  • Profanity: Heavy
  • Violence: Heavy
  • Other Notables: Vampires

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