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Black City (Black City Chronicles Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

My Favorite Debut of 2012 thus far!

I am so overwhelmed by this book; I honestly don’t know where to begin. However, I believe I can sum up my review in one word – Unputdownable! Elizabeth Richards managed the impossible by writing a unique YA vampire story in a market flooded with Twilight and Vampire Ac...
I am so overwhelmed by this book; I honestly don’t know where to begin. However, I believe I can sum up my review in one word – Unputdownable! Elizabeth Richards managed the impossible by writing a unique YA vampire story in a market flooded with Twilight and Vampire Academy knock-offs. And, on top of that, set the story in a dystopian world. I’m going to do my best not to fan-girl as I try to discuss the compelling and layered characters in this series. Natalie is the kind of heroine that makes it easy to cheer for. I love who she becomes by the end of the book. And, oh-my-god, I am in LOVE with Ash. He’s so crushable, I was nearly licking the pages. Their love story flows effortlessly. I blew through the pages, desperate to know what happened next. Simply calling their love forbidden doesn’t do it justice. Even they fight how they feel, but once they succumb, it’s just delicious! Beyond their love is world at its breaking point. I really don’t want to talk too much about it because I don’t want to give any spoilers. I want readers to go into as I did, so you will love it as I did. If you’re sick of vampires and dystopians, read this anyway. This is the book that will remind you why you loved these genres in the first place. I would recommend this book to anyone with eyeballs and the ability to read. Finally, I’d like to appeal directly to Hollywood. Please stop remaking movies from the 80’s and open your eyes to the literary talent right under your nose. This book NEEDS to be made into a movie. Twilight fans will devour this love story. The brutality, fear, racial undertones, and government corruption will appeal to Hunger Games fans.

posted by StaceyONeale on November 13, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Hollypaw

She gasped as a tiny, dark blue gray she cat flopped down to the ground. Her white flecked patches rumbled with her shallow breaths. (Cool :0 I shall read!"

posted by Anonymous on January 17, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    How do I even begin to describe how horrible this book is. The p

    How do I even begin to describe how horrible this book is. The plot seems to be a mash of current popular books and movies with a terrible twist. The characters fall in love and basically discuss marriage within days of meeting each other. Hardly anything is clearly explained which leaves you confused during the beginning. I finished this book, but it was like pulling teeth to do so. The last fifty pars are rushed into a conclusion and leave you thinking "Wow, I just read this garage and wasted my life and money on it!"  I would not even want my worst enemy to read this. I have read Harry Pottet, Hunger Games, and several other notable books, but this book doesn't deserve to be such or even given anything above one star. I will warn you to not read this to spare you the frustration of reading a complete waste of book. Worse thing I have ever read in my entire life!!!!!

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