Title: Mystic City
Author: Theo Lawrence
Publication date: October 9th, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre(s): Young Adult (Sci-Fi/Dystopian)
Format: Digital ARC
Format: Digital ARC
Mystic City was one of those books where you couldn't think about anything until you found out the ending of the book. I keep putting off writing this review because I honestly don't know what to say! Not because it was bad or anything, but because I just don't know where to start. Therefore, I'll begin with Aria, the main protagonist. Aria Rose is a scion of one of the rivalry families. That being said, you already know that she's one of the richest families as well. One day she wakes up with huge gaps in her memories, and soon realizes that she overdosed on "stic". Not only that, but apparently, she's also engaged to the son of the other rivalry family, Thomas Foster.
Everything was so addicting after that. Aria's family say that she's in love with Thomas, but how come Aria can't remember falling in love with him at all? Being born in a rich family, I understand why her family were happy about the idea of reuniting and getting stronger, but is that really what Aria wanted? All these questions bubbled (is it bubbled?) my head, and I couldn't wait to get my answers. The world building was beautiful. Being in the future of New York, everything is above grounds. They all move from one building to another, not even knowing what trees or grass looks like. The ground surface, where us real people live on, is where the drained mystic's live. Mystic's are those who have supernatural powers. Each one having a different power. It's kind of hard to explain, but the government got rid of all mystics by draining their energy. Honestly, I loved the thought of mystics and how Theo Lawrence did a great job in writing about them!
There's so much suspense in this book, and I loved every bit of it! We also meet Hunter, who is a rebel mystic (which means that he got away from the government without being drained). When Aria meets him, she feels a sudden pull towards him. Then things get more complicated, and so on. Overall, I really enjoyed Mystic City. I will admit, it was kind of hard for me to get into it in the beginning, but then I really loved it to the max! Can't wait for what happens in the next book!