So without further ado... I introduce to you the absolutely gorgeous cover art! Seriously guys, how eye-catching is this? Although devastating. Something once sweet and beautiful bloomed amidst the bleak darkness of the city, and now it's being brutally torn apart. But oh, what a perfect representation of the story! (although everyone has their own interpretation of things, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!)
A huge thanks to Penguin Books for Younger Readers for the all the hard work in putting this together and allowing me to take part!
Black City by Elizabeth Richards
November 13th 2012 by G.P Putnam's Sons
A dark and tender postapocalyptic 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.
Chapter Preview - Black City by Elizabeth Richards
WHAT?! DON'T END! DON'T END! I WANT MORE! MORE! MORE! Wow. How gripping, intense, and absolutely thrilling was that excerpt? And that's just an EXCERPT. My mind is going into overdrive pondering what else Elizabeth has in store for us. Black City looks set to be a darkly fascinating read and has officially marked itself as one of my most anticipated novels of 2012!
The incredible team at Penguin Books for Younger Readers are giving one lucky reader from my blog the chance to win a printed galley (ARC) of BLACK CITY months before it's release!! You also have tons more chances to win from the other amazing bloggers involved in this! You can find a full list of those participating on Elizabeth's BLOG. Make sure you visit them all and enter!
And because Penguin just like to outdo their own levels of awesome, all winners of the ARCs will also go into the draw to win 1 of 5 exclusive drawings of the main characters - Ash and Natalie - personalised and autographed by Elizabeth Richards. Above, is a photo of the sketch, but each of the 5 sketches will all be unique in their own way! Winners will be chosen randomly by Elizabeth.
- Open internationally
- Ends 12th March 2012
- Mandatory entry = name/email/comment
- Extra entries for advertising and adding to Goodreads
If the embedded form is not showing for you, please click this link to enter!
Elizabeth Richards lives in Buckinghamshire, England and can be found online at www.theredpenofdoom.wordpress.com
Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist and debut author, who spent her early career writing for videogame publications such as CUBE, P2 and GamesTM,and now works as a website editor. Previously, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls. She won the Jane Hayward Young Journalist of the Year award for her feature on girls in the games industry, and was named 'Editor's Choice' in the industry trade magazine, MCV.