Waiting on Wednesday: Black City by Elizabeth Richards + Synopsis for Phoenix

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

OUaT Pick:

Black City Chronicles

Author: Elizabeth Richards
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Publisher: G.P. Putnams Sons BYR

Summary: (from goodreads) 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.

Black City was actually read and reviewed already by our site and Yara LOVED IT. Check out the review HERE by Yara.

As a treat before the cover reveal for PHOENIX, the sequel to BLACK CITY is revealed on the 5th. The synopsis has been released. 

Title: Phoenix (A Black City Novel, Book #2)
Release Date: June 2013
Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Sons

Synopsis: The much anticipated second book in the enthralling Black City series

Engaged to be married, Ash and Natalie are just starting to build a life together, when things in the United Sentry States go from bad to worse. Ash and Natalie find themselves at the center of the turmoil when dictator Purian Rose threatens Natalie’s life unless Ash votes in favor of Rose’s law—a law that will send Darklings and other dissenters to a deadly concentration camp known as the Tenth.

Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings. The only way to save everyone is to escape Black City and find the Ora, a powerful weapon that could take down Purian Rose for good. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon is easier said than done, if it even exists, and becomes a quest that could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.

Fast-paced and absorbing, Phoenix is a delicious, steamy can’t-put-down read.

Add Black City and Phoenix to your GoodReads – HERE.

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  1. I am eagerly anticipating this book as well. The synopsis is awesome as is the cover!

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    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  2. I think EVERYONE is waiting on this book, I know I sure am. I was excited about it from when the cover got released, and now I'm going positively crazy over it. Just another month or so though :P

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  3. I'm very excited about this book-I love the cover! I am a little surprised to already been hearing buzz about its sequel when this first book hasn't been released yet but I guess it's really just that good.

  4. Black City is way high on my excited to read list. I would love to read the synopsis for Phoenix but I'm scared - could be spoilerific! I'm anticipating the cover reveal - if it's anything like the first book's cover, I'm sure it will be stunning. : ) Great pick!

    Jessie Marie @ The Daily Bookmark
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  5. I've already seen rave reviews for this and I'm excited to read it too. And love the cover!

    Tanya Patrice

  6. The summary had me at " post-apocalyptic love story". Will definitely add these to my TBR list! I'm a new follower! http://www.wordsfueledbylove.blogspot.com/2012/10/waiting-on-opal.html

  7. I just traded to get an ARC of this, and I can't wait to dive in!! I've heard good things.

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  8. I can't wait to read Black City! And I'm sure I'll be wanting Phoenix as soon as I read it!
    Great picks ^__^

  9. I'm really excited for this one too.

  10. I've heard great things about Black City and it was on one of my previous WOW post so I'm pretty excited about it. I can't wait to read it and I'll have to add book two to my to-read list as well. Great pick!
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