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Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards

Friday, July 12, 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.

Goodreads Blurb

Non-stop action had me reading this book until around 5 am.  After sleeping until 5 pm, I am now writing this review and drinking copious amounts of raspberry tea.  Ash is given a choice, either vote against Rose’s Law or Natalie will be killed.  After making the right decision, Rose immediately retaliates.  Elijah then comes into the picture, claiming he knows of a weapon that could end the war, and the story truly begins.
Ash and Natalie are a great duo, but their relationship is tested in Phoenix.  Elijah is stiff competition, but I have faith in Ash.  He is a strong leader, and I wish he was a real human being!  Elijah is an interesting character that keeps things alive; he is very charismatic.  I loved the action and unpredictable plot, being surprised was fun!
Readers 14 and up who enjoyed the Hunger Games will love Phoenix.  Elizabeth Richards knows how to keep readers on their toes.

4.5 Stars   

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Haven't read this yet

  1. Berenice said...:

    This one sounds pretty great! Lots of action going on. I'm guess this one is part of a series, maybe book 2? I'll have to do some research. This cover is great. I'm sort of in love with it. Fantastic review, thank you! =)