Book Review: Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

    Delacorte Books for Young Readers    Published Oct. 9, 2012        416 Pages

Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Published Oct. 9, 2012
416 Pages

Aria Rose, youngest child of one of the most elite families in Mystic City finds herself engaged to Thomas Foster, son of the rival family. This marriage would end generations of fighting and would be a great benefit for both families. Any other story this wouldn’t be an issue however Aria  doesn’t remember anything about her relationship with Thomas. She awakes one day missing a gap of her memory ( I would say maybe the past month). However, Aria doesn’t question these events until she meets Hunter, a mystic rebel, who makes her wonder if everything she has been told is the truth.

I enjoyed this read. Although it was extremely complicated for no reason, I really enjoyed it. What I liked about this book was the fact that it was a play on Romeo and Juliet with a twist obviously. But it wasn’t done in poor taste and it also wasn’t the complete main focus of the story either. Don’t get me wrong the “forbidden love” was constantly thrown out there and if you put two and two together you can figure out the truth regarding that part.

The characters weren’t memorable. I am not sure how I feel about Aria though. She was too plain and obedient for me. Although when she didn’t agree with something she complained and fought back but at the end of the day still did what she was told to do. I just don’t feel there was anything special about her. She was a rich girl that didn’t act snobby. *Big Whoop*  Hunter is the typical beautiful boy with magical powers who knows the truth and Thomas is the pretend nice guy. I was bored with the characters.

However, the story was extremely well written and I was so curious to know how it ended that I really couldn’t stop reading. With that being said I was less impressed with the ending. It was too simple of a lead off to the next book. Overall the book gets a 7 out of 10.

Love, Pickles

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