Black City: Black City Series, Book 1

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions

In the aftermath of a brutal and bloody war, in the still-smoldering Black City, sixteen-year-olds Natalie Buchanan and Ash Fisher do the unthinkable - they fall in love. Natalie, a human and the daughter of a government official, is still reeling from her father's murder by a crazed Darkling, upending her entire life. So how can she now be falling for Ash, a brooding half-blood Darkling boy? Natalie's heart betrays everything she's ever believed with one magnetic beat, forcing her to choose between her family and the boy she loves.

Ash tries desperately to deny his feelings for Natalie. She is a Sentry brat, after all. The very Sentry who would love nothing more than to see all Darklings totally eradicated from the United Sentry States. For now, they've settled for banishing all Darklings to the wrong side of a ghetto wall. Despite being half-human and being allowed to live on the human side, Ash is still scorned everywhere he goes, always wondering what it would be like on the other side of the wall with his own kind. Then Natalie steps into his life, a calming force, and he, too, has to choose. But choosing Natalie could get them both killed.

A page-turning and passionate romance set in a mesmerizing and perilous world, Black City is a rich, atmospheric read not to be missed.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reading Level:
Level 4.6, 14 Points
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8a411728-1aca-7778-21c9-09956b577848
Grouping Title black city
Grouping Author richards elizabeth
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-22 12:06:25PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-22 12:07:51PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 14
accelerated_reader_reading_level 4.6
author Elizabeth Richards
author_display Richards, Elizabeth
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Edmondson Pike - Teen Fiction, Main Library - Teen Fiction, Southeast - Teen Fiction
display_description Ash, a sixteen-year-old twin-blood who sells his addictive venom, "Haze," to support his dying mother, and Natalie, the daughter of a diplomat, discover their mysterious--and forbidden--connection in the Black City, where humans and Darklings struggle to rebuild after a brutal war.
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
id 8a411728-1aca-7778-21c9-09956b577848
isbn 9780142427224, 9780399159435, 9781101591239
item_details ils:CARL0000398729|35192042881999|Southeast - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Richard|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000398729|35192043327539|Edmondson Pike - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Richard|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000398729|35192043327570|Main Library - Teen Fiction|YA Fiction Richard|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053135|Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||In Processing||61182||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053146|Glencliff High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||64325||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053152|Hillwood High - Teen Fiction|FAN F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053155|Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||69450||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053166|Maplewood High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6E550||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053172|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053173|McGavock High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6D532||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053184|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Fiction|F F RIC|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||6G632||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053189|Stratford High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6H705||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053197|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053221|Hunter's Lane High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6A452||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053230|MLK Jr. Magnet - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6C497||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053236|Nashville School of the Arts - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||62242||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00053241|Overton High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6F615||, ils:CARL0000398729|FF00061023|Whites Creek High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6I787||, ils:CARL0000655846|A00527553|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F RIC|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, overdrive:1a676867-6e2f-4c89-9f4d-d3aa0603886b|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-01-22T18:07:51.481Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog YA Fiction Richard
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast
primary_isbn 9780399159435
publishDate 2012, 2013
record_details ils:CARL0000398729|Book|Books||English|G. P. Putnam's Sons,|c2012.|374 p. ; 22 cm., ils:CARL0000655846|Book|Books||English|Speak,|2013.|374 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:1a676867-6e2f-4c89-9f4d-d3aa0603886b|eBook|eBook||English|Penguin Young Readers Group|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:1a676867-6e2f-4c89-9f4d-d3aa0603886b -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000398729 35192042881999 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000398729 35192043327539 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000398729 35192043327570 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Black City chronicles
series_with_volume Black City chronicles|1
subject_facet Drugs, Drugs -- Fiction, Drugs -- Juvenile fiction, Fantasy fiction, Fantasy fiction, English, Fiction, Juvenile works, Race relations -- Fiction, Social classes, Social classes -- Fiction, Social classes -- Juvenile fiction, Vampires -- Fiction, Vampires -- Juvenile fiction, War stories, War stories, English
title_display Black City
title_full Black City / Elizabeth Richards, Black City Black City Series, Book 1
title_short Black City
title_sub Black City Series, Book 1
topic_facet Drugs, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, English, Race relations, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Social classes, Vampires, War stories, English, Young Adult Fiction