Praise for Phoenix
"Ash and Natalie are strong, clever, and determined to prevail. The ongoing struggle between good and bad is delineated with heart-thumping action and strong plotting. A cliff-hanger ending will have fans eager for the next installment."
"Exciting and compelling...the plot will have readers quickly turning the pages. This reviewer will no doubt be back to see where the tale goes next."
"Richards excels at creating an alternative world and creatures that we can easily picture...Readers will be waiting anxiously for the last novel in this exciting series."
"Phoenix is full of twist and turns and many shocking moments...I just really love this series...an intense read, with lots of action and adventure and ROMANCE! 5/5"
"Phoenix is a non-stop adventure right from the beginning. 4/5"
"The beginning was heartbreaking and the ending was breathtaking....PHOENIX has it all! This book, this series, is a MUST read! 5/5 stars"
"A smart, tense, and romantic second instalment to a series that has depth and a surprisingly complex political aspect to it. It’s a YA series that begs to be made into a movie."
"A stunning sequel that had me biting at my fingernails and left me hanging. Perfection! 5/5 stars"
"Startlingly vivid, violent and undeniably fulfilling. Readers will enjoy their journey through the passionate, dangerous, chaotic, blood-splattered story world of Phoenix. 5/5 stars"
"This book had me at the edge of my seat...One of my favorite reads this year! 5/5"
"Action-packed, heart-wrenching, and Perfect with a Capital P."
" Action-packed, exciting, impressive, captivating, Elizabeth Richards wrote a novel that's worth reading for! It's something every YA should read. 5/5"
"Be still, my heart. This is so amazing...Anyone who loved Black City will definitely adore this! 5/5 stars"
"I now deem Elizabeth Richards the Queen of Twists...an action-packed novel...a mind-blowing plot, and pages and pages of creativity that will leave you wanting more."
"Love, destruction, gore and heartbreak...One of the most heart-wrenching emotional YAs I've read in a long time. I need the third book NOW."
Praise for Black City
"A Romeo and Juliet–type of relationship, yet there’s so much action, anger and angst that the plot line is just as vital as the romance aspect. Fans of urban fantasy and forbidden romance will definitely want to pick this one up."
"Compelling and fresh."
"A quick, lusty romance in a world gone awry."
"Elizabeth Richards’ debut as a fiction author is inspiring. Her sense of drama, combined with brilliant attention to detail and the striking ability to create tension, makes the book a great read . . . The next books of the Black City series will be awaited with bated breath."
"Detailed postapocalyptic world building makes Richards’ series debut intriguing."
"A balanced combination of romance, action, and fantasy."
"This book is one that will be enjoyed on many levels from the literal plot of two very different teenagers who fall in love (think apparently doomed love as in Romeo and Juliet) to the subplot of discrimination leading to violence and chaos."
"Elizabeth Richards has created a world of darkness and death. The creatures are deadly, the humans brutal. I was intrigued from page one. BLACK CITY seethes."
"It's like Underworld meets True Blood meets a Nine Inch Nails concert meets that party your mom forbade you to attend meets that guy your best friend warned you about."
"Holy cow, what a ride! 5/5 stars"
"One of the most intriguing and pulse pounding dystopian books I've read this year. 5/5 stars"
"I cannot, and I repeat, CANNOT come up with the right words to say how flipping amazing this book is. A HUGE 5 out of 5 stars!"
"You will cry, feel fear, fall in love and in the end, you will be dying the read the sequel. I totally recommend this book. 5/5 stars"
"Black City stole my heart and took my breath away with its raging darkness, sizzling romance, and heartbreaking tragedy... This is my favorite YA novel of the year! 5/5 stars"
"A dark and heart gripping suspense story of love and war."
"I LOVED this book. Okay, I LOVED IT. I have always been a sucker for forbidden love and Natalie and Ash are the ultimate Romeo and Juliet."
"A brutal, post-apocalyptic tale of a society that is fractured by racism, fear and evil leadership...it was a book that I could not put down."
"One of my favorite reads of the year if not my favorite. It is a keeper. It was riveting, addicting, and breathtaking. If you like paranormal and dystopian, I highly recommend this book. 5/5 stars"
"An amazingly unforgettable debut novel that integrates several genres, while depicting some of the most dramatic scenes, and hosting a myriad of memorable characters that will leave you breathless. 5/5 stars"
"I absolutely loved the story in Black City. It’s heartbreaking, intriguing, and a fresh take on vampires...the romance in this book is so powerful, touching, and moving, and all those other amazing words! This book ripped a hole in my chest and took out my heart. 5/5 stars"
"...A very strong and stellar debut that introduces characters and a world you care about. Well worth a read! 5/5"
"Elizabeth Richards creates a novel that will surpass every expectation you have and shock you to your very core. The rawness and its dark beauty will possess every crevice of your mind until all you can think is: Black City. 5/5 stars"
"The world inside Black City that author Elizabeth has created is nothing short of spectacular. Readers will find this captivating story and its memorable characters a welcoming invitation to its dark world of intrigue."
"Elizabeth Richards has created a world all her own with fantastic history, unbelievable creatures, and a bleak setting that manages to stand out against all others. Dystopian fans HAVE to read this one. And romance fans because it is one steamy romance. Really everyone should just read it! 5/5 stars"
"I am beyond excited for the next installment of this series, to see what will happen within this world and of course with the characters I grew to love. I strongly recommend Black City to those who love amazing world building and creativity that keeps you enthralled from start to finish."
"I LOVED this book to death!! It was very well written and had enough twists to make my head spin. A HOT romance and an AMAZING Story. 5/5 stars"
"Black City is one of those books that is nearly impossible to put down. (Confession: I didn’t; I read this in a single sitting!) From the beautifully imagined, gritty world to Richards’ captivating characters, everything about this novel sucks you in...Even before Natalie and Ash collide in a sexy, thrilling romance, this book had me seduced."
"This book is absolutely amazing and I can definitely understand why its been optioned to become a movie before its release!...I absolutely recommend this novel especially to those who like dystopian and supernatural novels."
"Richards makes YA dystopia interesting again with compelling characters and a story that grabs you right from the beginning...The writing is smart and engaging and visual, and I think Black City will translate very easily to the big screen. Fans of Legend and romantic dystopia will eat Black City up."
"Everything in this book took me by surprise. It tapped into my emotions, it messed with my head, it flowed into me and became a part of me. This book shook things up in a way that I didn't expect. It's brilliant. I'm awed by this story. I want to know these characters, I want to fight for them."
"Wow! This book rocked!!!...The twist in Black City is purely epic! I was completely shocked, stunned, and left sitting in utter disbelief."
"I truly loved this book and couldn’t stop reading for the life of me."
"One of the best YA books of the year. 5/5"
"A fantastic debut you should read as soon as possible. 5/5."