WINGS (Black City #3) by Elizabeth Richards
I was so super stoked when I saw the email from Good Choice Reading Blog Tours to participate in the reveal for the third book in the Black City trilogy by Elizabeth Richards. I absolutely loved the covers for the first two books in the series – BLACK CITY’s cover was my favorite – and I couldn’t wait to see what the cover for this third and final book in the series looked like.
Each of the covers are amazing and have a connection with the story. So, sight unseen I signed up for this reveal. And…
This is my favorite cover in the series. It is absolutely gorgeous. There is not one thing I don’t love about this cover.
It ties in perfectly with the other two covers. The fonts are bold and the text layout is exactly that of PHOENIX’s cover. The image, with its form of destruction, is much more similar to that of BLACK CITY’s cover.
And both its and BLACK CITY’s cooler tones make them the perfect bookends to the much warmer tones and softer look of PHOENIX’s cover with its golden backdrop and burning orangey-red feather.
As someone who loves these particular shades of blue, I think the colors used for this cover are so pretty and incredibly visually appealing. And even though I’m not particularly fond of butterflies, I can’t help but love this one. The image makes such a statement. It’s strong but also fragile and breakable.
But most of all, this cover makes me so curious as to what it means for the final book in the series. As the book’s description is not yet posted on Goodreads, and it’s not yet viewable at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, I have no idea what is in story for Ash and Natalie in this final installment.
With a cover like this, I know it’s going to be awesome. And seeing it has made me that much more anxious for the next book in the series, which I hope is coming sooner in 2014 rather than later.
Other Books in the Series
BLACK CITY (Black City #1)
Released November 13, 2012
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.
PHOENIX (Black City #2)
Released June 4, 2013
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 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.
When Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings, her fate is sealed. Enter Elijah Theroux, the handsome Bastet boy Natalie once saved from her mother’s labs, where he’d been experimented on and tortured. It was his venom the Sentry used to create the lethal Golden Haze, the heart of the government conspiracy that led to Black City’s uprising and Ash’s rebirth as the Phoenix, the face of the rebellion. Elijah is back and Ash doesn’t like him; it’s clear he’s taken with Natalie, and Ash fears she may have feelings for him as well.
But Elijah also may have the answer to taking down Purian Rose for good—a powerful weapon called the Ora. Ash, Natalie and Elijah just have to escape Black City undetected to find it. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon (if it even exists) are easier said than done, and the quest could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.
This enthralling sequel to Black City is just as absorbing, delicious and steamy as the first book, leaving readers hungry for the series conclusion.
About the Author
About Elizabeth Richards
Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist, who spent her early career reviewing videogames before making the bold (or crazy) move into travel writing, despite suffering from terrible travel sickness.
In her spare time, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls, where she got to interview many of her favourite bands, go to gigs and basically blag loads of free swag all in the name of ‘research’.
Elizabeth lives in Buckinghamshire, England, with her husband. Black City is her debut novel.
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