Feb 29, 2012

Cover Reveal - Black City by Elizabeth Richards (+Giveaway & First Chapter)

Black City by Elizabeth Richards
November 13th, 2012 from Penguin Books For Young Readers

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.
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.

Read the first chapter of Black City HERE!

What do you think? The cover is pretty cool, I think. It has action and movement and there isn't a person in the shot - yay! The premise is pretty exciting as well. I'm looking forward to reading.

Add to GoodreadsYou can find Richards at her website

Thanks to Penguin Books For Young Readers, there is an ARC up for grabs to one lucky winner. This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL! Winners of the ARCs will also get a chance to win one of 5 exclusive and personalized drawings of the main characters, Ash and Natalie, drawn and autographed by the author. Just comment below with an email address to be entered. One entry per person. Good luck! Ends March 10th, midnight CST.

92 comments:

  1. This sounds AMAZINNNNNG! Thanks!!

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  2. The cover and the story of book are amazing!!!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  3. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I haven't heard of this before today, but I already want to read this so, so badly! *Crosses fingers*

    I adore this cover. I like the way it's a flower, but it's shattering, which makes it so unique! Plus, I love the addition of a city, which adds the dystopian flare!

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  4. I'm totally intrigued by this--the cover and excerpt completely captured my attention!

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  5. There are many giveaways of this book online right now, I hope I win one of them :D!! Thank you for this giveaway!

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  6. The cover is to die for and the book sounds so amazing!! I think I've found my WoW for the day! Thanks for this awesome giveaway and the chance to win!

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  7. the cover is stunning. I love the red and the fracturing!

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  8. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the cover and that's a heck of a first chapter!
    NC
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  10. This cover is stunning!
    Thanks a lot for the International giveaway :)
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  11. Gorgeous cover and intriguing plot! Very excited to read this! Thank you for the chance to win.
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  12. Beautiful cover and intriguing synopsis.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Wicked awesome cover! Love the premise of this book. Thank you for the opportunity. (Hugs)Indigo

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway :D
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  15. I agree with you about the no-person on the cover thingy, lol! I loooove it and I can't wait for it! I've never heard of it before until I saw all the cover reveals in my dashboard, haha! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. A love story set in a postapocalyptic world sounds like a great read. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  17. woohoo cant wait
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  18. I love the color scheme of this cover.
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  19. oh this sounds like an awesome new future for us readers!

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  20. Not only is that cover art awesome but the story sounds like a fresh new read. I know I for one cannot wait. Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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  21. Thanks!! I really love the cover.

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  22. Thanks so much for the giveaway, I LOVE the cover! :)

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  23. The cover is gorgeus, the description amazing and the first chapter makes me hunger for me *Hoping that I will win*

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  24. The cover is gorgeous :). Can't wait to read this one! It sounds awesome and that first chapter has me even more intrigued! Thanks for the giveaway :).

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  25. Hi!

    Name: Mia
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    Black City sounds AmAzInG! The cover is very striking-- it proves that you don't always need people on the front cover to make a lasting impression.

    I can't wait to get my hands on this book-- I want to read it and tell my students about it (I teach).

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Mia at The Muses Circle

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  26. great giveaway
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  27. That cover is absolutely gorgeous! I can not wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  29. Such a brilliant cover and that first chapter is amazing!!
    Definitely a book I want to read!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  30. Ahh, so excited for this book! I've been quite hooked since I first read the summary a couple months ago. Thanks for the chance at an ARC.

    :)

    Kristi S.
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  31. The first time I saw the cover I thought it was very powerful. The image of something so delicate and fragile exploding and shattering like that is very vivid. I would buy the book for the cover alone!
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  32. Thank you for taking the time to do this giveaway :)

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this book...I freaking LOVE the cover.

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  34. The cover is gorgeous!!! Love it :)

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  35. The cover is absolutely GORGEOUS! I can't wait to read this! <333

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  36. I think this cover is really stunning. I am excited to read this!

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  37. This book looks fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  38. Cover is gorgeous.
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  39. The chapter, WOW, I can't wait to read more and I love cover with the shattered flower and city.

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  40. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! After seeing this book on a bunch of blogs now and reading that excerpt I'm so excited to read it! It sounds amazing, and chapter one already has me hoooked! :D

    Thanks again,
    Ambur
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  41. Thanks for the giveaway the cover looks awesome and the book sounds great!

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  42. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  43. Thanks for the chance!

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  44. this cover is awesome- love the colors

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  45. IT'S NOT BLACK .Thank god :)

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  46. They nailed the cover!!!

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  47. The cover is brilliant & so is the first chapter.

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  48. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love the first chapter and the cover is absolutely gorgeous! :)
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  49. Amazing cover! The first chapter was awesome.
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  50. An unusual giveaway and a great one! Thanks.

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  51. i cannot wait to read this book! the cover is amazing, and after reading the first chapter, i definitely must read the rest of the book : ) thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I wonder if the author's videogame background manifests itself in Black City, whether in action sequences, settings, or weapons. I could definitely see the videogame influence in Marie Lu's Legend.

    The exploding flower on the cover is so striking! (extemter at hotmail dot com)

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  53. This one sounds intriguing! Thanks for the giveaway, too, Penguin BFYR.

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  54. The cover is lovely! I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! Thank you so much for the giveaway :)

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  55. Oh, I'm so excited. This book looks awesome. :)

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  56. I would love a chance to read this book - Thanks!
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  57. This book looks really good! The cover is beautiful!!! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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  58. I'm totally in love with the cover and the first chapter lol, so excited for this book!

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  59. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  60. Thanks so much! I love the cover ;)

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  62. Wow, it's beautiful. I'm so glad there isn't a girl in a pretty dress on the cover.

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  63. That excerpt is evil! It makes you want more, like, RIGHT NOW. :) I hope I'll be lucky enough to win an ARC. Thanks so much for the chance!

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  64. awesome
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  65. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  66. The cover is amazing and I liked the first chapter. I would love to read the book. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  67. Thanks for the chance to win! This books sounds so awesome and I totally love the cover. :D
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  68. the cover is amazing! can't wait to read more after what happens to "flutter"

    regards,

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  69. The cover looks absolutely amazing!

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  70. I'm so loving all the hype for this book! Thank you for the chance!! :)

    Jena
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  71. Lovely cover, and thanks for giveaway.
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  72. I love, love, love this book and cover! I can't wait to read more :)

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  73. I love the cover. It's so gorgeous with the rose bloody crimson and glass shattered petals.
    thanks for the giveaway.
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  74. The cover is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!!!

    Angela
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  75. Breathtaking cover! It makes me want to read this really really bad! (but the blurb helped too :)
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  76. Count me in pretty pleaseeee, I would love to win a copy!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  77. I'm loving the sound of the juxtaposition of "tender love" and a post-apocalyptic setting! Black City looks awesome. And that cover is great! It's breaking the mold of "girls in dresses". :P

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  78. I'm so excited for this book! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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  79. Sounds great! I would love to win a copy!
    I'm estactic for its release!

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  80. Sounds awesome! I love the cover so much.

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  81. Totally in love with this cover. I love the bursting flower. It's defintely differently from other book covers. I am super excited for this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Thanks for the giveaway! This looks pretty good!

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  83. This looks like a great read, and I loved that first chapter! I love the cover, too. The colors and movement really draw your eye to it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  84. This book sounds fantastic!!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway. The pictures sound amazing!

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  85. This looks awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  86. This book sounds awesome!

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  87. Yay! Thank you for this amazing giveaway :D I love this cover, and it seems like such a great book :) Would love to win it. <3
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  88. I have been reading great things about this book everywhere I go. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I'll have to buy if I don't win. :)
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  89. THank you for the giveaway!
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