Author: Elizabeth Richards
Published: June 4th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile
Book Description:Weeks after his crucifixion and rebirth as Phoenix, Ash Fisher believes his troubles are far behind him. He and Natalie are engaged and life seems good. But his happiness is short-lived when he receives a threatening visit from Purian Rose, who gives Ash an ultimatum: vote in favor of Rose’s Law permanently relegating Darklings to the wrong side of the wall or Natalie will be killed.
The decision seems obvious to Ash; he must save Natalie. But when Ash learns about The Tenth, a new and deadly concentration camp where the Darklings would be sent, the choice doesn’t seem so simple. Unable to ignore his conscience, Ash votes against Rose’s Law, signing Natalie’s death warrant and putting a troubled nation back into the throes of bloody battle.
This is one of those books that I really want to read. I love
! I was thankful enough that I was
given ARC. I have high hopes for this
one. Well after finishing it, I’m happy to say that it delivered well. It is
exhilarating and bloodcurdling with a sexy romance you don’t want to miss. Black City
The story continues where
had left. Natalie and Ash are in hiding as the havoc continues. Now Ash, who is
also known as the Black City Phoenix
is being threatened by Puritan Rose to vote in favor of the Rose’s Law. If Ash
disagrees, Natalie’s life will be in peril. How can Ash pick between Natalie
against millions of people? Buy a copy to find out more.
What I love about this book is the world-building.
Elizabeth made a world
that is authentic, dark and intoxicating. There’s even a map of The United
Sentry States so readers will get to visualize Ash and Natalie’s world. If
you’re looking for a fast read, then this book is for you. The pacing is good,
no dull moments which is plus for me. The scenes unravel itself smoothly; great
scenes after the other that will raise your curiosity more and more as the
story continues. You will be hooked!
Also, the scene where Ash is about to vote is heart racing. I guessed wrong which means the story is unpredictable. Some parts of the book are brutal and not for the kind hearted.
In addition, if you seek for an adventure, then this book is for you.
As for the character-building, it’s glorious! There’s character maturity which I look in sophomore books. There were many new characters as well which made the book much attention-grabbing. Natalie is now 17 and mature in thinking. Her situation in which her mom is locked up in prison and Polly is in Puritan’s hand made her tougher. Ash for me has more limelight than Natalie here. He now has a role and responsibility. Every actions and decisions is being monitored by his people and enemies. One mistake can lead into terrible consequences.
Lastly, the love angle is sugary! Ash and Natalie’s relationship was tested here. Though, you could still feel their deep connection. The trials had made the stronger.
delivered well and worth the wait. Readers who like Darkness Before Dawn will
enjoy this book.