If Shadow City represented the innocence of a child growing into a hero, then Dark City is the angsty teenager that has grown out of the original story. Mocikat blasts readers with the great dangers of The Zone and what’s left behind of our world. The Human-Vampire pact is always on the brink of decay as the Dark Ones work their magic to bring an end to the last survivors of our world. Delving deeper into love, hate, and betrayal, Dark City will have you thirsting for more even after you’ve turned the final page.
The Book Cover:
Once again, we find the Hollywood sign as the central focus, telling the reader that the story’s location hasn’t changed. However, changing the view gives the reader more sense that the story is developing more outside of the Hollywood world than in Shadow City. Eurydice once again graces us with her presence on the cover of Dark City, but this time she faces us. The open pose indeed promises more insight into her life and trials as she tries to survive on her terms in this dystopian world. The constant dark colors continue to support the dark themes readers can expect in Dark City. Another well put together cover with similarities to the first book so that readers don’t need to guess if they’re in the same series.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ms. (Or maybe Mrs., not sure) Mocikat, for giving us the answer behind Colton’s Origin. It doesn’t come until closer to the end of the book, but part of me was worried that any hints wouldn’t come until book three. Now that I have that out of my system, let’s get to the story. I had a lot of expectations after thoroughly enjoying Shadow City. Mocikat didn’t disappoint and brought in a new maturity for Dark City. Colton has new challenges to face as he falls deeper in love with Jean and the world evolves around the two. Eurydice and “Vincent” are two peas in a lust-sewn pod as each tries to determine which side to fight for truly. Eric, who I feel like I would be like if I lived as long as him, shows that even an old vamp can learn a new way of seeing things. Overall, you can expect a lot more character development for everyone and further subplots to carry you along. If you’ve read the first book, Shadow City, and wonder if Dark City is worth the read, then I say jump in my nugs! Feel like a hero again as you join Colton in trying to help save The Zone. All in all 5/5 stars.
Check out Dark City by Anna Mocikat for yourself!
And if you haven’t read the first book, Shadow City by Anna Mocikat is just as easy to find. Also check out my book review for Shadow City if you want to get a good feel before reading it.