Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
- Pub. Date:October 9, 2012
- Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
- Pages: 416
- Series: Mystic City#1
First Line: "So little time is left."
Review: Before I start my review I have to say I love the cover and I loved the fact that it went so well with the actual book. I was a little torn between if I wanted to give the book 4 stars or not and in the end I couldn't do it because of a couple of things but nonetheless this is a really great read.
Aria wakes up with a huge memory gap. She doesn't remember how or when she supposedly fell in love with Thomas Foster who is the son of her families number one enemy, and she doesn't remember overdosing on a mind altering drug called Stic which according to her very wealthy and influential family is the cause of her memory loss. It becomes to the point where she starts to question if all they are saying really happened and then she meets Hunter a mystic rebel that lives in the Depth and that is when things get really interesting.
This in a way reminded me of Romeo and Juliet. There is forbidden love, the family will kill to keep her from him, and lots of politics at play. I really liked Hunter he was strong, brave, and was more then just the love interest he had a real purpose in the book. Aria was someone that had to grow on me only because I was a little frustrated at how she couldn't see what was in front of her eyes about all the lies that were being told to her, there were so many clues. As a reader you already know who Hunter is within the first few chapters but it takes Aria a really long time to figure it all out.
I also found it pretty cool how the Mystics had these powers kind of like the x-men in a way. They supposedly have always been around and they helped use their powers to develop the Aeries which is where the prominent families live. But then they were accused of some terrorist acts and they were looked at as dangerous and were required to have their powers drained and the ones that didn't were considered rebels. Overall the Mystics were very intriguing beings and I actually hope the author dives even more into their world in the next book.
Besides the few little issues I had with the book I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
I betrayed my family, and I betrayed Thomas, and worst of all...it felt amazing.