Saturday, May 17, 2014

(Review) Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

Title: Mystic City
Author: Theo Lawrence
Pages: 417
Published: April 8, 2013
Review Copy: No

Why did I want this book?
I fell in love with that cover image!
Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn't remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can't conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

Doesn't the cover look a little bit like the Final Fantasy games? At least that was what I thought when I first saw it.

Even the title sounds like a ps3 game. I already loved that book before reading it!

Writing style:
The writing style was great. I felt like watching a movie or (no kidding) playing a ps3 game. You're entering a whole new world when you open that book and it won't let go of you until you've finished it. I just could't put it down anymore. The atmosphere in this book was stunning because New York looks like Venice and you can almost feel the magic in the air.

Aria is the daughter of the wealthiest man in New York. She lives above the clouds were the rich people have there houses. The old New York on the ground is almost flooded and populated by the poor and mystic people. Aria suffers from a drug-overdose but she can't remember taking any Stic. In fact, she can't remember anything, not even her betrothed Thomas. When she mets the mystic rebel Hunter, she has the feeling, that she knows him. But how is this possible? She'd never meet him before but he feels so familiar, that her hearts starts racing.

I can't say this enough, reading that book feels like experiencing a Final Fantasy game.

Stuck in my Head:
“Everyone around me is applauding wildly, overjoyed by how quickly something can disappear. Am I the only one who wishes things could come back?”
What I didn't like:
Aria is a bit naive sometimes...

Quick and dirty:
Mystic City is one of my faves. It has a beautiful cover image, a fascinating story and interesting characters. I don't think the plot as itself would stick out of the mass of dystopian books which are flooding the marked right now. But the atmosphere and the writing make this book something special!

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