Friday, 26 October 2012
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
I love reading dystopian books so i was looking forward to reading this. Its set in future Manhattan where there are two sorts of people - Mystics and non mystics. Mystics have special powers and energy that gives them all some kind of abilities, consequently they are treated as dangerous and discriminated against.
Aria is the daughter of the political leaders of the city - the Roses. She wakes up having no recollection of anything and is told that she lost her memories due to an overdose. Now, she is betrothed to her supposed lover Thomas who she doesn't recall at all. This creates quite a mess for Aria as she is supposed to marry him and yet she cant remember ever loving him. Then she stumbles onto Hunter who she feels a really strong connection to and soon falls for him.
Aria was ok. I didn't particularly like her or dislike her. She is headstrong and independent but just was kinda boring for me. Hunter was OK too. I actually quite liked him but he didn't make a very strong impression. The romance for me was a bit too quick. This is partly cuz i could guess from the start that it was actually hunter she had the affair with and not Thomas and they were already on love before she meets him. This was also annoying as it was made out to be some big reveal but was probably the most obvious thing ever.
Aria's family is full of bastards and i hated them all to pieces. They were all heartless and i felt sorry for her. Thomas was stupid and irritating and i never liked him. Other characters include Davida, Violet Brooks and Benedict who all have something going on too.
The plot was alright but not hooking. Its mostly about the romance and reminded me a bit of Romeo and Juliet. There is a lot of action in this at the end and the sequel will be interesting to read. Not the best out there but still good.