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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Well, hello there! It's Wednesday again at Sparkles and Lightning, and so it's time for another Waiting on Wednesday courtesy of Jill from Breaking the Spine. This is a fun weekly bookish meme that involves squeeing and occasionally happy dancing.

Well I'm really excited about my pick this week. The cover is gorgeous, and I'm highly anticipating it. Like, really highly.

Phoenix (Black City, #2)
Elizabeth Richards
Release Date: June 2013
The much anticipated second book in the enthralling Black City series
Engaged to be married, 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 the 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.

Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings. The only way to save everyone is to escape Black City and find the Ora, a powerful weapon that could take down Purian Rose for good. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon is easier said than done, if it even exists, and becomes a quest that could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.

 I seriously want this book, like, more than anything. I absolutely fell in love with Black City and cannot wait to return to that world. I also love Ash and adore Natalie, and I think that they have the sweetest romance ever. So actually, the synopsis of this book makes me nervous. If they separate I think I'll actually cry. They belong together. I love them together.

It just sounds So. Freaking. Amazing. There are going to be so many struggles and there will obviously be more of that intense action that I loved in Black City. It will be fun and awesome. I'm deeply invested in this story, so wherever it takes me there are practically guaranteed tears from me already.

And oh, darlings, look at that cover. I adore it. I love it. It is absolutely beyond gorgeous and so, so dramatic but in a lovely and beautiful way. I love, love, love how the feather turns into fire with the city in the background, and it's a pretty big departure from the first cover while still matching it. It is, in other words, perfection.

So that's why I'm eagerly awaiting this one! I would probably actually kill to get my hands on an ARC. But anyway.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?
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  1. I just got a copy of Black City today so I can't wait to read it! It sounds amazing!
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  2. Hold your horses, there! I haven't even read Black City, since it isn't even out yet, and I want to soooo bad! You just made it worse, thank you very much! Ahhhh! T.T
    j/k Great pick, and happy reading to you! =)
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  3. i would like black city too^^

  4. I'm still waiting for Black City to be released. ;)
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  5. I haven't read Black City yet, but this looks amazing too!

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    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  6. It's always fun to read the second in a series. Have a great week reading!

  7. Yesh! I still need to read Black City (I know, I know) but I can't wait to read both of these (at some point I will I swear!). Great pick as always. ^.^ If you would like to stop by my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  8. Black City was simply amazing. I'm so excited for its sequel. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
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  9. Great pic this week!
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  10. I really REALLY want to read Black City! Hope you'll love it's sequel when you get your hands on it :D Thanks for sharing.

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    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  11. Great pick!! I absolutely LOVED Black City too! I honestly didn't think I'd love it as much as I did.. but it completely pulled me in. It was so intense and emotional and.. OHMYGOD! I loved it so much. I adore the cover of Phoenix and can't wait to read it!!

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  12. Meep! I'm so hypped for BC and I'm sure I'm going to hype so much for this one too! Lol! They sound amazing and I ADORE the covers!!
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    <3 Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire

  13. I still need to read Black City. I LOVE this cover :)

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  14. AH there's a blurb now???? Dies! I so can't wait for this one!!!

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

  15. I still need to read Black City! :D But I'm glad you loved it s much. x]

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