Friday, November 30, 2012

Cover Reveal: The Summer I Became a Nerd


The Summer I Became A Nerd
By: Leah Rae Miller
Release Date: May 7, 2013
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Leah Rae Miller
 
"On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.
Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever."
 
 
 Born and raised in northern Louisiana, Leah Rae Miller still lives there on a windy hill with her husband and kids. She loves comic books, lava lamps, fuzzy socks, and Cherry Coke. She spends most of her days reading things she likes and writing things she hopes other people will like.

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

Something Like Normal
By: Trish Doller
Released: June 19, 2012
Source: Purchased E-book
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother’s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he’s haunted by nightmares of his best friend’s death. It’s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he’s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he begins to pick his way through the minefield of family problems and post-traumatic stress to the possibility of a life that might resemble normal again. Travis’s dry sense of humor, and incredible sense of honor, make him an irresistible and eminently lovable hero." (Summary from goodreads.com)

I really enjoyed Something Like Normal and wish I read this book sooner. I got this book a while ago but kept putting it off for no good reason. The moment I read the first line, I couldn't stop reading. It's a tough story at times but it also has these great and hopeful moments too. This book is just yet another example of why I love contemporary stories.

Travis is a great protagonist and I personally have never read a story with a narrator quite like him. He is just returning from Afghanistan and is dealing with quite a lot. His best friend is dead and he keeps having nightmares. His home life isn't all that great either. He's never gotten along with his father and his brother is now dating the girl he was dating before he left. Travis was a complex character who is really strongly developed. Honestly at times I didn't really like him all that much but that's because of his choices. Also he's just a realistic guy and he isn't perfect. I really liked getting inside his mind though and learning about him. I think one of my favorite aspects of this book was his relationship with his mom.

Then there is Harper who was a surprising character. Travis runs into Harper again when he is home. Years ago, Travis didn't treat Harper all that well. I didn't know what to expect from Harper at first but I really liked getting to know her too. She was tough and she could hold her own. Harper was also really realistic too.
 
The plot immediately sucked me in and I finished this book in one sitting. I just couldn't wait to read where Travis' story would lead him next. Doller handles quite a lot of heavy topics in this book. Travis hasn't dealt with what happened in Afghanistan and he isn't dealing with what is happening at home either. I definitely found myself getting choked up a few times even. There are still some lighter moments to though. Overall this story and these characters just felt so real to me. I would definitely read another book by Doller. I strongly recommend picking up Something Like Normal!

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #77: Boundless


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Boundless (Unearthly #3)
By: Cynthia Hand
Released: January 22, 2013

(No Summary Released Yet)

I'm really excited for Boundless because I love this series and can't wait to find out what will happen next.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Easy by Tammara Webber

Easy
By: Tammara Webber
Released: May 25, 2012
Source: From Publisher
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

"A girl who believes trust can be misplaced, promises are made to be broken, and loyalty is an illusion. A boy who believes truth is relative, lies can mask unbearable pain, and guilt is eternal. Will what they find in each other validate their conclusions, or disprove them all? When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life. Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night--but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound. When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy." (Summary from goodreads.com)

Easy was such a great story and I just love these characters. I have been reading more of these New Adult books lately and loving them. Easy is definitely another book to add to the list.

Jacqueline just broke up with her boyfriend and is now stuck at the college he chose to attend. However one night after leaving a party, she is assaulted by a guy she knows. Lucas, a boy she has class with, stops him though. Jacqueline was a great character and she is developed strongly over the course of the story. She is stuck with the choice of following her boyfriend to a college she didn't necessarily want to attend in the first place. She has so much to deal with but she's strong. Another great character was Lucas. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with him. However, he has a secret past.

Easy was a really captivating and realistic story from the first page. I loved how the plot developed at a great pace. The relationships and character development all felt real and never rushed. Some aspects of the story were predictable but I didn't necessarily mind that it was.

It was a heavy book to read at times though. Webber does an excellent job at handling the topic of sexual assault. I especially liked the scenes where Jacqueline learns how to defend herself. I definitely plan on reading another book by Webber soon. Overall I strongly recommend Easy. It was a powerful story with excellent characters that will be difficult to forget.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Casey Barnes Eponymous by E.A. Rigg

Casey Barnes Eponymous
By: E.A. Rigg
Released: January 1, 2012
Source: E-book from Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review 

"It's three weeks into the school year when music junkie Casey Barnes gets a second chance with her mysterious, heartbreaking ex-boyfriend. She comes up with a plan to win him back, but it soon spins out of control as rivalries, revelations about him, and music itself all start to collide. For Casey the newfound attention means learning the difference between wanting center stage and actually being on it" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I really enjoyed reading Casey Barnes Eponymous. When I first read the summary for this book, I had a feeling I would like it because I'm a big music lover. I love books that can incorporate music into the story and this book does just that with an interesting approach.

Casey Barnes loves music and she creates these playlists for her fellow classmates. She also plays music and dreams of being a rock legend. Casey is a girl I would have liked to be friends with in high school. She has great taste in music and she is a fun character. I wish she could make me a playlist. She isn't a major troublemaker but she has her moments too. Overall Casey is realistic because she makes mistakes. She develops well throughout the book. There are several other great characters. I especially loved getting to know Ben, Yull, and Leigh.

I was easily hooked by this story within the first few pages. However then I found that the pacing was okay. Some moments slowed down a bit while other moments went too quickly. The characters were still developed well though. I finished this book rather quickly because I cared about these characters.

This story was also realistic about high school. Casey and her friends are growing up. There are several topics that teens experience that are brought up in this book such as sex. Then there is the relationship that Casey shared with her ex-boyfriend. There are plenty of guys like Alex out there. Overall I really enjoyed Casey Barnes Eponymous and I definitely recommend this to any music lovers!

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Opal Book Trailer Reveal

 
Opal (The third book in the Lux Series)
Available in both print and digital version on December 18, 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday #76: Dead Silence


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Dead Silence (Body Finder #4)
By: Kimberly Derting
Released: April 16, 2013

(No Summary Released Yet)

I'm so excited for Dead Silence because The Body Finder series is one of my favorite series. I love these books and especially Derting's writing.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Timeless by Michelle Madow

Timeless (Transcend Time #3)
By: Michelle Madow
Released: November 20, 2012
Source: E-book from Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review 

"IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME. In Remembrance, Lizzie and Drew changed the course of fate so they could be together. In Vengeance, Chelsea set fate back on its original, deadly path.  Now, strange things keep happening to Lizzie. Things that are omens of darkness to come. A curse has doomed her to die an early death, just as she did in her past life. To make things worse, even if she can figure out who cast the curse, it's irreversible. There's only one option left for her to save herself. It's crazier than anything she's heard yet, and to do it, she'll need Drew and Chelsea's help. Because to make things right, they must go back to when it all began …" (Summary from goodreads.com)

Timeless is a great conclusion to a series that I have really enjoyed reading. When I first heard about Remembrance last year I just had to read it because I'm totally a Taylor Swift fan. Also the whole concept just sounded really interesting and I always enjoy books about reincarnation. I wasn't sure exactly where Madow would take this story next but I really enjoyed it.

The story starts up immediately and Lizzie and Drew believe that they can finally be together. However things are starting to occur and they are beginning to realize that they may not have escaped the curse entirely. Lizzie and Drew have definitely come a long from the first book, especially Lizzie. I liked how their relationship has developed and I liked seeing more of them together in this book. I also enjoyed seeing more of Chelsea too, I think she's such a great character.

The plot is paced quickly and it was easy to get sucked into the story. I actually finished it in one sitting and was surprised at how quickly this story went by for me. It captivated me from the first page and held my attention until the end. There was even a great recap of what happened in Remembrance in the beginning which helped refresh my mind. 

I definitely enjoyed the last few chapters the most. Although the ending was predictable, there was still some interesting twists that were taken to get to the end. I just found it to be a great way to conclude this series. It's hard trying not to give away too much about the plot in this review though. Overall I really enjoyed reading this series and found the twist on reincarnation to be interesting. Timeless is a great conclusion to an enjoyable and quick paced story about love.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap: November 11 - November 17
 


Books I Reviewed This Week:
 
Books I Received For Review:
*Thank you Glass House Press!

Books for Giveaway:
(Look for this giveaway soon)
*Thank you Glass House Press!
 
Books I Purchased:
 
So how did your week go? :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Goodbye Twilight

The last Twilight film, Breaking Dawn Part 2, is out in theaters tonight and it's a bittersweet goodbye for me.

For the past several years I have been closely following along from the release of Breaking Dawn in bookstores to the first Twilight movie and now finally to the last Breaking Dawn movie. I feel like it has been nonstop Twilight in my life for years. For me these books and movies will always hold a special part in my life. I feel wrong ignoring what an impact these books had on my life as a teenager. I know that there are many people out there who hate this series and the movies, I respect that. However these books just mean something else to me. These books helped turn my life around for the better.

I first read Twilight in the summer of 2007. I was in high school and it wasn't the greatest point of my life to say the least. I wasn't even close to being the kind of reader that I am today. English was far from being my favorite subject in school. I would read books occasionally in my free time but I just never fell in love with the stories, so I barely ever actually finished a book. However I was online one day and saw an ad for Twilight. I'm not entirely sure what it was exactly, but it caught my interest. Since I didn't have much else going on I decided I would start reading it. I remember my mom and sister both looking at me strangely when I asked them to drive me to the local Borders. 



It didn't take long though until I was completely sucked into this world and staying up until 4 am reading. The next morning, with very little sleep, I begged my mom to bring me to buy New Moon. Twilight was all it took for me to realize that books could completely transport you into a new and exciting universe. They could help you forget about things for a short time and that little break made a big difference. With Twilight I was feeling these emotions right alongside the characters. Edward even became my first book crush. I was never one to believe in love growing up, I was completely cynical. However Twilight was the first time I read a love story and believed it. I know that this love story isn't perfect and I don't want that type of relationship in real life but it was the first time I believed. I admit to crying a lot through half of New Moon even. The wait for Breaking Dawn wasn’t easy and I begged my sister to stand in line with me to buy the book as soon as the doors opened at Borders that morning.

After that I kept rereading the series over and over again. It soon became my comfort book and still is. It took months after Breaking Dawn before I saw an article online of books to read after the Twilight series. From then one I practically visited the Young Adult section of the bookstore every week trying to find what I could read next. It was like I was realizing for the first time that I missed out on reading so many incredible stories, so I wanted to read as many as I possibly could. Before I knew it, I had an overwhelming stack of books surrounding my bed.




 

These books and later movies eventually led me to have some of my favorite memories. I will never forget those days I stayed in line to meet Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner with hundreds of other Twilight fans like myself for hours. I will always remember standing in the pouring rain to meet the cast with a group of fans that came all the way from Brazil who kindly let me join them under their umbrella. I will always remember the kindness of a Kristen fan who let me take her spot in the front row so I could talk to Taylor. I will never forget the cheers that erupted before every single midnight showing. I will be in debt to my sister for a long time for going along with me to see every movie more than once and standing in several lines for hours to meet the cast with me even though she absolutely hated it. I will never forget my mom going to see New Moon with me at midnight just so I wouldn't have to go alone. I will always remember every single time my dad and I would go see the movies together in theaters and try to break our own personal record for how many times we could see it in theaters.



Maybe the reason that these books are so special to me can't be thoroughly explained. These books found me at one of the lowest points of my life.  When I think back to the girl I was the first day I picked up Twilight, I don't even recognize her. She was a really lonely, sad, and lost girl who just wished she was anywhere but in the present moment. Twilight isn't entirely responsible for the change I went through but it was there for me the entire time. Perhaps without Twilight I may have never stumbled upon my love for Young Adult books. Twilight just brought that part of me I didn't know I had to the surface. I know for a fact I still will always love reading this series and watching these movies. Whenever I think of Twilight I will always have some of the best memories. 

So thank you Stephenie Meyer for writing these books and for having such an impact on my life. These books gave me hope when I had none left anymore. Thank you for being the first one to show me just how powerful books could be.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

 
 
Check out the trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. I'm a huge huge huge fan of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. It's one of my top favorites and I'm so excited for this movie! The only word that comes to mind when I watch this trailer is perfect! August can't get here soon enough! 

Waiting on Wednesday #75: Falling For You


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Falling For You
By: Lisa Schroeder
Released: January 1, 2013

"Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give.  As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.  Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves." (Summary from goodreads.com)

Falling For You sounds like a great story and I love Lisa Schroeder's writing.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill

Meant To Be
By: Lauren Morrill
Released: November 13, 2012
Source: Netgalley
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

"Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.  It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be"). But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love. Because sometimes the things you least expect are the most meant to be." (Summary from goodreads.com)

I absolutely loved Meant To Be! I loved the writing, the characters, and the setting. This book just helped fuel my new found obsession with Contemporary books. 

Julia is going on a class trip to London for about two weeks. Julia is a bit uptight and strict on following the rules. She also has this idea that she has a "meant to be" out there and it's up to fate when they will fall in love. However, she believes that her "meant to be" is her childhood neighbor who just moved back. While on the trip she is paired up to be partners with Jason who is the class-clown and Julia can't stand him. However, he starts to show her that breaking the rules isn't such a bad thing. Julia is a character that could be quite annoying. She has this perfect idea in her head of what she wants her life to be like but it doesn't work that easily. I liked when she began to let loose and stop following the rules so much though. Even though she could get annoying and she makes mistakes, I still found her to be a likable character. I especially like how she is developed over the course of this book.  

My favorite character in this story is definitely Jason. He doesn't take things too seriously and I love that about him. However, he is more than meets the eye. It's difficult to not completely fall in love with him while reading this book. I loved how he is developed and how the relationship developed between him and Julia.

The plot is fun and paced really well. I read this book in one sitting because I couldn't wait to find out what will happen next. Some moments had me definitely laughing out loud too. I loved going on the adventures with Julia and Jason through London as they track down the mysterious guy that Julia met at a party. It was predictable from the beginning what would happen but that doesn't mean it wasn't enjoyable or that there weren't a few surprises.

I completely loved the setting in London. So many landmarks that I dream of visiting one day are described in great and vivid detail. I felt like I was walking the streets of London alongside Julia and Jason. I really enjoyed Morrill's writing because it was realistic. Everything about this story, especially the characters, felt real to me. By the end I was reluctant to say goodbye to these characters so I will definitely be rereading this book again soon. Overall I loved Meant to Be and strongly recommend it. It will take you on a fun adventure you won't want to miss out on! 

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Speed of Light by Amber Kizer

Speed of Light (Fenestra #3)
By: Amber Kizer
Released: November 13, 2012
Source: Netgalley
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

"Fans will be thrilled with the up and coming book in the Meridian trilogy as the romance between Meridian and Tens heats up. And Juliet returns, but her obsessions leave her open to evil exploitation. Meridian Sozu is a Fenestra, an angel infused human, destined to transition souls into the next world. Together with Tens Valdes, her soulmate and Protector, they've made a home in Indiana, making sure the dead safely enter the light and aren't stolen by the Dark, known as the Nocti. Upon rescuing Juliet Ambrose from her terrible childhood, Juliet has become vulnerable without her Protector and grasps at any hope to find her parents, even when it's offered by a proven Nocti, Ms. Asura. Juliet is now faced with the horrible choice between uncovering her past and having a future. Meanwhile, time may be running out for the hundreds of thousands preparing for the festivities surrounding the Indianapolis 500 car race. As centuries of secrets are revealed, the battles will pit Light versus Dark. Not all with survive as Meridian, Tens, and Julie join forces to try to thwart a potential tragedy" (Summary from goodreads.com)

Speed of Light is another great addition to the Fenestra series. I really enjoy this series because I love the whole concept of the Fenestra's who help the souls of the dead. I loved that this book started with a prologue that did an excellent recap of the previous two books. There were a few details I had forgotten about so I always love when a book can refresh the reader's mind before diving into the story.

I really like how Meridian has developed over the course of the series. She is much more mature and responsible in this book. She wants to be there for Juliet and help her in any way she can. I found Meridian to be too overbearing for Juliet at time and making too many decisions for her. However it is just because she wants what is best for everyone. Then there is Tens who I have loved since book one. I love how the relationship continues to grow stronger between him and Meridian too. I also like that they have settled and stayed in Indiana.

I love how the chapters alternate between Juliet and Meridian because I like getting to know more about Juliet. Juliet is also a Fenestra but grew up in a terrible foster home. Also the alternating chapters provide an interesting way to contrast them because they are both so different and deal with their gift differently too. 

I found the plot moved along quite slowly for the first half of the book. The plot spent a great amount of time dealing with the consequences of everything that happened in the previous book. Also it was spending time on developing the characters, especially Juliet. However the second half of the book had a good amount of excitement and action. The slow start didn't necessarily slow me down from reading because I still finished this book within a day though. I'm definitely going to be looking forward to the next book and seeing where this story will go next. Overall I really enjoyed Speed of Light and found it to be a great continuation to Meridian's story. 

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap: 11/3/12 - 11/12/10
 
 

Books I Reviewed This Week:
 
 

Books I Purchased:
Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout (I'm quoted inside too yay!)
 
 
Books I Traded For:
*Thank you Margie!
 

 
Books I Received for Review:
*Thank you Sourcebooks, Penguin, Bloomsbury, and Netgalley!
 
 
So how did your week go?
 
 

Jennifer L. Armentrout Signing Recap

I attended a signing with Jennifer L. Armentrout, Lux Series and Covenant Series, and Kate Kaynak, the Ganzfield books, last night.
 
This is actually the second time I've met Jennifer. I first met her at BEA over the summer. She is so great in person and even remembered me from BEA. Jennifer is not just one of my favorite authors but she is also one of the sweetest authors that I have met. I was running about a half hour late to the signing but I did catch the last half hour of the q&a. Jennifer talked a bit about Opal, Pepe and Stzella, Apollyon, her favorite authors, how Half-Blood came to be published, her experience at RT, and her writing process. She also said that out of all of her characters she would probably like to hang out with Katy the most because Alex would probably get her into the most trouble. However she could talk books with Katy and possibly see Daemon. She would also like to hang out with Aiden because he plays guitar. Overall it was a really fun night and I'm so happy I got the chance to talk to her some more.
 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Black City by Elizabeth Richards

Black City
By: Elizabeth Richards
Released: November 13, 2012
Source: ARC from BEA
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review 

"A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war. 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" (Summary from goodreads.com)

I loved Black City and completely devoured this book in just a few hours. It was one of those books where I kept saying to myself just one more chapter but I just couldn't force myself to put it down. I haven't read many books with vampires in a while. However, I found this to be a refreshing take on vampires because in this world they are called Darklings and there are different types of Darklings. 

The chapters alternate between Ash and Natalie. Ash is a half-blood Darkling and has a bad reputation. Natalie is the Emissary's daughter. They both come from completely different lives which made the alternating perspectives so great. It provided a contrasting view of the world. Natalie and Ash were great characters too though and I loved getting to know both of them. Natalie has a backbone and learning about her past was really interesting. Ash is known as the troublemaker but there is much more to him and certainly another side to him as well. I thought the relationship that began between Ash and Natalie developed at a great pace. There were quite a few side characters that I loved too, like Day and Beetle.

The plot was captivating and I loved how this book opened. It was a great hook that immediately sucked me into this story. Some parts were predictable but there were other moments that shocked me. The romance in particular wasn't as predictable as I originally thought it would be. This story has a great blend of both action and romance. It made my heart race and then it would make me so frustrated at other times. However it was always in a good way because I was just so lost in the story.

The world that Richards creates is so fascinating. Black City is such an interesting city and certainly terrifying. I definitely wouldn't want to live there. A war between the humans and Darklings has just ended and there are more new rules being enforced. The details that Richards used made it easy for me to clearly picture what this city would look like. I will certainly be highly anticipating the next book! Richards makes an excellent debut and I can't wait to see where she will take this story next. Overall I highly recommend Black City, you won't want to miss out on this book! 


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