Synopsis : “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-old 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”
Jessica and I both flew through Black City! Turns out I am a member of the half of goodreads that enjoyed the book 😂 Was it cliche at times ? Did I roll my eyes more than once ? Yes to both of those questions but overall the plot kept me interested and I cared about the characters.
The YA Dystopian novel alternates between the perspectives of Natalie (human) and Ash (a darkling aka vampire type of demon) . She is the daughter of an Emissary who is trying to increase segregation between darklings and human. Therefore, right off the bat any romance between Natlaie and Ash is facing a huge obsticle. Ash is totally worth it though because he’s a bad boy with a tender side and of course he’s easy on the eyes.
After a lot of fighting thier attraction for eachother because of societies rules and thier own prejudices things get intense fast, a little on the insta love side but the book somehow makes it work.
While Natalie and Ash are figure out their feeling a whole lot of anarchy is happening in the society. They question eachothers loyalty and the motives of those around them. Lets just say there was quite a few oh sh*t reveal moments towards the end.
In the end I was left feeling satisfied. I mean this book is far from perfect but I enjoyed Elizabeth Richards writing and can see the books getting better as the series progresses. I also greatly appreciated that the book did not end on a cliffhanger becuase lets be honest those are no fun.