In this city of sun and heat, cloaked in dark, both inside and out, I became somebody other than Farm Girl. There was no assassin behind my back. No, my shackles were just as tight but came in a different form.
Like Death's icy fingers running down my spine, the ones that had gripped me for months, my past haunted my present in the guise of nostalgia. My old chains still left marks on my skin, their owner's gaze following behind. But he didn't know I lived. He didn't know I was so close, that I heard his name spoken every day. That I still hated him. Until my hate started tasting suspiciously different.
One mistake and everything I'd created unraveled. A liar. Corruptor. He stood in front of me now. The air was heavy with expectation, tense with the possibilities of how this would unfold, of what he would do.
But there was always two sides to every story, and maybe in this version, the corruptor wasn't him, but me.
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I can’t even begin to tell you guys how excited I was to read this book. I had loved A Girl Named Calamity. Loved it. I had high expectations with A Girl in Black and White. Guess, what. This book blew my expectations out of the water. Calamity came back from the dead. Not a lot was said about how she came back but she did. When she did, she discovered that her grandmother had been lying to her about everything. From why she wore the silver cuffs to her mother to why she was sent out of her home village, to begin with. So saying that she was upset is an understatement. When the book begins, she is living in Symbia with her Sisters. The Sisters are a society of witches. They keep their identities secret and they all go through a ceremony where they are sworn in a Sister. Calamity finds this out when she is handed a letter by her grandmother. She also finds out that her mother was not a prostitute who dared to steal one of the cuffs. Saying that she was upset is an understatement. Calamity hates Weston with a passion. But hate can mask another emotion very easily, as Calamity finds out. Weston doesn’t know she is alive. So it is only a matter of time that Weston finds out that Calamity is alive. When Weston finds out that Calamity is alive, he goes out of his way to keep her near him and to make her go away. Will they give into their attraction or will they still be avoiding their attraction to each other? I loved Calamity. Her snarkiness had me laughing throughout the book. She couldn’t keep those snarky remarks to herself. It was like she couldn’t help it. It was awesome. And her “74 Things I Hate About Weston” list was hilarious. I did feel bad for her, though. After she came back to life, she found out that everything she had been told was a lie. When I say everything, EVERYTHING. She was sent to Symbia to be with her mother and join a group of fledgling Sisters. This group not only would pledge together but they were looking for sponsors. I wasn’t expecting Weston to show up when he did in the book. I guess I should have expected it after Maxim discovered that Calamity was alive. I also wasn’t surprised that he overthrew and killed his father. He came across as someone who would do that. His backstory was very tragic but also very interesting. It made me wonder what was going to happen with him for the rest of the series. I did think it was interesting that he shadowed Calamity as soon as he found out she was alive. Very telling. But, it got even better. The author wrote several chapters from his perspective. I squeed like a teenybopper at her first boy band concert. What I learned from those chapters changed how I looked at him. You could cut the sexual tension between Weston and Calamity with a knife. Every scene they had together, the sparks flew. I couldn’t wait for them to have sex. Actually, I hoped that they did because the sexual tension was killing me. Not going to say if they did or not…..you need to read the book to find that out. The end got me. I couldn’t believe the twist in the last chapter. Talk about the ultimate cliffhanger. I was so disappointed when the book ended. Guess I need to read book 3!! **I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**
I absolutely begged Danielle Lori for an ARC of this book. I’ve never directly asked an author for an advanced copy and I have every intention of purchasing my own, but knowing this book was completed but not yet available for sale, I kinda went a little crazy. Showcasing this author’s talents, A Girl in Black and White held the same charm as A Girl Named Calamity except now we are given a deeper look into what the nature of Calamity’s magic might be. I was a tad confused at the beginning because after all…the cliffhanger from book one. However, I was soon caught up in the story and found myself once again unable to set this book to the side. This is one I believe you should go into blind so I’ll avoid detailing the storyline. I will say that the characters in this book give it a rich, deep taste. And I say taste because it is written so that I not only feel the words, I experience them and can taste them as they roll across the pages. I am enthralled with the world this author has created and the characters that bring it to life. But holy smokes that cliffhanger! I’m certain this author’s sole purpose in life is to torment me! Be prepared Ms. Lori. There is no rest for the wicked and I intend to stalk you until the final book is released. In case you haven’t figured it out, I absolutely loved, Loved, LOVED this book! This review is for an ARC provided by the author but I’ll be darned if I don’t get my own copy just in case magic makes this copy disappear. Dual POV although the second POV doesn’t come in until later in the book. (Did I forget to say how much I loved getting his POV?) Safety (view spoiler) Triggers (view spoiler)