summary Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Theo LawrenceOpe that all the things left unanswered in this book will receive an explanation in book 2 because otherwise we re all doomed but the characters are really dull and scripted The main character Aria is the one that irked me up the most Seriously how immature and ignorant do you have to be to make it all about your cheesy insta love when people are dying andor in danger because of your amily Also I get it that The Science of Single: One Woman's Grand Experiment in Modern Dating, Creating Chemistry, and Finding L ove for the sake of maintaining a bit of mystery you have to make your protagonist and reader clueless to what s happening around them but Aria was just plain blind and also a little shallow if I m allowed to speak in behalf of her judgy temperament Hunter on the other hand is a nice guy who tries too hard to be tough and probably hasn t overcome his edwardcullen like stalkerish phase but I didn t mind him as much as I did the others Iound him a little too sappy though Those love letters Omg so cringey Oh I also really love that cover It s what brought me to this book at Sarah Conley first and even if it wasn t a complete success after all I m glad I have this beauty to look at when I need something pretty to lay my eyes upon I would shelve Theo Lawrence s young adult debut Mystic City as Futuristic Romantasy if I had to be precise It takes place in auture but alternative version of Manhattan The plot relies heavily on its Ninja Slice fantastic elements namely on the existence of Mystics who are people who have magic which is used as energy as the stuff which makes skyscrapersloat high above the Inbox flooded landscape with its crumbling moldy buildings and as the basic ingredient of a wonder drug called Stic And the story definitely concentrates on the stormy and unuenchableorbidden romance between the offspring of bitter political adversaries than on the glitzy glossy Mafiosi mystery That tendency was transparent in the novel s working title which had been Your Heart Like uicksilver Like every other uturistic publication aimed at teenagers Mystic City comes pitched with a comparison to The Hunger Games which seems to be obligatory these days plot and setting nonwithstanding and which nobody takes seriously any My pitch would have been A cross between Gossip Girl Blue Bloods and ExodusI ve rated Mystic City three stars which means I enjoyed reading it all in all There has been a lot of eye rolling a lot of Yes Buts and a lot of Do You Think I Am Dense which I will explain shortly but the heroine was thoroughly likable and brave the hero attractive super powered and mysterious the romance although instantly there and super kitschy pretty romantic the villains villainous the action plenty and rapid and the world building although unbelievable vividly painted in rich sparkling detail and rather creative view spoilerI want a rebellious boy etch me A Touch of Gold from my penthouse balcony on his magic motorcycle too Maybe that would heal myear of heights hide spoiler Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty A girl tries to move on with her life after losing her memory but moving on means being a puppet in a political race with her parents Opening Sentence The party has begun without me The Review Aria knows she loves Thomas Foster At least that s what everyone is telling her Loving someone with no memory of ever meeting them can be pretty tough even if she does have lashes of memories sneaking out
late at night meeting in the ghetto area of the Depths secret kisses But thenat night meeting in the ghetto area of the Depths secret kisses But then meets Hunter a rebel mystic that makes *Her Forget Her Forgetfulness *forget her orgetfulness the stress that comes with it With a rising rebellion over the horizon and a mystic political candidate that could change life in New York Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing for the worst Aria has to decide which side she s on and which side she believes most Should she let her parents use her as a political puppet to win the election This and other reviews can beound on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS I ve been wanting to read this book or awhile so I elt like I hit the jackpot when I Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope and Laughter found this book and it s seuel at my local used bookstore Overall this book did not disappointThis book take place in auturisticdystopian New York City There are two ruling Az éltető étkek arany szutrája families the Roses and the Fosters and everyone in the city has to choose sides between them Aria has just recovered after ODing off of Stix a drug and is now to marry Thomas Foster whom she supposedly loves and had a great affair with The problem is that she has no memory of being with Thomas and has no loveor him She ends of meeting Hunter a mysterious illegal mystic has magical abilities She knows that with he she will be able to recall her memories but what she will unlock will change everythingThis entire plot was just so interesting I like the whole idea behind the two amilies and the mystics It s horrible how they treat the mystics they drain their powers but I thought the idea of adding magical elements to a dystopian society very uniue This book has the common theme of everything I
Was Told Is A Lietold is a lie it s so well done The element of memory loss is not something you see entirely too often with that idea either As or plotsome parts of this book were very predictable I was able to Painted Desert figure most of the plot early on though I won t hate on Ariaor taking so long to Appetite figure things out as it probably comesrom reading so many dystopian novels Even though I still very thrown by a ew plot twists near the end The pacing of the book was also ast paced You wouldn t expect that with a book Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete, Everyday Guide to Healthy, Delicious Eating with 500 Recipes, Menus, Meal Planning, Techniques, Buying featuring memory loss but there were always things happening and Aria did not just wait aroundor her memories to come backThe romance was very different in some ways It seems like there would be a love triangle in this book but there really isn t since Aria doesn t really love one of them If you are one of those people who avoids books with two guy names in the synopsis expecting the dreaded triangle you ll be safe reading this book As Pure Grit for everything else in the romance I liked it though it didn t wow me IN CONCLUSION This is a great read with a very interesting premise and it s done very well It s a bit predictable at times but I didn t let that stop my enjoyment of the book and there were still some surprises along the way I recommend this book to those who would like to read a dystopian with a hint ofantasy meanwhile I ll be reading the next book. AjesMientras tanto en las Profundidades un grupo de rebeldes trama una virulenta rebelión política ue podría hacer temblar los pilares de la ciudad y acabar con todo lo ue los Rose y los Foster han construido. Y The ground is slick with grime and eroded Apple-Picking Day! from where at one point it must have been completelylooded Ah logic Fuck logic Who needs logic anywaySo in this magical mystical uture we have technology that can specifically erase memories but there s a surprisingly lack of technological advancements Hell it s likethe 21st century We have iPod like music players we have an iPhone like device called a TouchMe People still text and tweet in the uture Twitter will be happy to know they re not dying out any time soon That stays between us though Okay Don t go texting it or tweeting or whatever it is you kids do We re still struggling to make paper records electronic The stack of manila envelopes on my desk has piled so high I Ajax is All About Attack fear it will topple over Mental note Get on those They re copies of the draining reportsrom over ten years ago before everything was streamlined electronically It s not like we re not doing that RIGHT NOW OR ANYTHINGWhat the America the Philosophical fuck kind of auture is this Chanel still exists It s too hot if you step outside you re practically boiled but people still take vacation to Bali Despite sea levels people still seem to be able to eat the same kinds of delicacy including seafood and oysters and stuff that might be impossible to get if the seas and the temperatures heat up This book s premise is a messThe X MEN Some mystics can take on the glamour of someone else Hunter says navigating a The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North flight of stone steps So you can look like a different person But eventually it wears off Other mystics can use their energy to affect the weather or even the air surrounding them He waitsor me to catch up I know a girl who can spin a tornado out of thin air he says and someone who can start a ire he snaps his ingers like that The Mystics in this book are The Northman's Bride fucking dumb Supposedly they ve existed all along as witches persecutedor their crimes and came orth to help the US during WWII After which they became DANGEROUS AND ENSLAVED AND DRAINED Wut Fucking reallyOk irst of all these Mystics are completely normal looking They re not X Men mutants They are humans with powers They re justhotter than others They Cherry Bomb feel hot to the touch And THAT S why they were caught Why can t they justucking stay hidden If they ve been so Leading the Way fucking good at hiding in the past why can t they just do it again now Pretending to be something you re not sucks the life out of you Even worse than the drainings Are youucking kidding me You d prefer to be almost enslaved your powers drained rather than HIIIIIIIIIIDE YO SELF What kind of a stupid reason is thatSome of these Mystics have pretty ucking amazing powers Why can t they just like get the uck out of there Seriously emigrate to another country or something Be Free like Willy Some not all have powers that can make them look like someone else glamour they can control the weather they can manipulate The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace fire they can walk through wallsSO WHY THE FUCK ARE THE MYSTICS JUST LYING DOWN AND TAKING THEIR TERRIBLE TREATMENT WITHOUT A FIGHTAria It was Hunter He s saved me twice in two nights I can t even count the number of times Aria got her ass saved She s soucking Too Stupid To Live that it s unbelievable Here you have a pampered girl one who is a celebrity recognizable everywhere she goes She s got the street smarts of a dwarf rabbit and she s sneaking around ALL OVER THE FUCKING SLUMS AND IS OH SO SHOCKED WHENEVER SHE GETS and is OH SO SHOCKED whenever she gets which is repeatedly Please I sayHe licks his lips with his thick wet tongue Please what Please don t hurt me I close my eyes willing the pain to stop I am going to die here I am going to die When Red Cried Wolf for my stupidity Aria is passive to beair she can t DO anything because of who she is Aria is a spoiled poor little rich girl without an ounce of common sense it s not her ault that she was raised to be a smiling and brainless socialite but I can and will hate her because I want a stronger character than thatAria doesn t DO anything She doesn t need to work so she halfheartedly holds a job at a local politician s office Her days are illed with nothing but shopping and The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing friends and parties and thinking about how her life sucks Her nights areilled with sneaking out to see Tyler She can t even plan her own wedding all Aria does is whine and *sigh over how life is soooooooooooooo HORRIBLEThe Romance Are you on me Spying has such a dirty connotation Hunter *over how life is soooooooooooooo HORRIBLEThe Romance Are you spying me Spying has such a dirty connotation Hunter running one of his hands up my back How about keeping watch Oh here we go again a boy who s a stalker but it s ok if he s stalking her if he s just looking out Song of the Forest for her safety He shows up in her bedroom He s there whenever she s hurt He s there when he shouldn t be He s not who he seems remember Mystics can wear other people saces Hunter shouldn t be trusted but the heroine seems to eel that it s ok to trust him anyway Something about him his easy attitude perhaps or the way he looks at me makes me eel I can trust him As A Constellation of Vital Phenomena for the romance A is engaged to B who isucking C while secretly in love with D but shouldn t be because D is secretly engaged to E who graciously sacrifices everything because she loves both A and Dbarf Everyone around me is applauding wildly overjoyed by how uickly something can disappear Am I the only one who wishes things could come back Meh This could have been better and the potential was all there The book begins with a really impactful prologue that made my jaw drop only to completely change direction when the story acrually started Theo Lawrence can write if he wants to and that prologue proves it Unfortunately or him the weak rest of the book also proves that his writing despite having its peaks lacks continuity and consistency on the long run I think the setting is the only thing I have nothing to say about I liked this new New York and the Mystic caste system could have been developed but it was still easy to read and learn about so I m not complaining There also were some seriously surprising moments that gave me hope even if just or a second that the book was Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights finally going somewhere Alas it didn t last long but it proves once again that TJ s talent exists it only wasn t the right story to prove it with The plot is rather interesting if you don t take the self indulgent romance part into account or if you put aside the many and many plot holes Iervently Ntación ahora la ciudad va ser testigo de un acontecimiento inaudito Aria Rose y Thomas Foster los primogénitos de cada amilia van a casarse y su matrimonio simbolizará la unión inuebrantable de los dos lin. ,
I m engaged to Thomas and yet I let another boy kiss me And I kissed him back The worst part He s not even a regular boy he s a rebel mystic Oh no Of all the people suffering in the world all the injustice going on in the Depths of Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea futuristic Manhattan THIS IS THE WORST THING EVERThat s great That s wonderful Goodor you sweetie I just don t want your sort in a sci Paradox Bound fidystopian novel Get theuck outta hereThis book has1 A weak spoiled wealthy TSTL socialite heroine whose attempts to do good are as laughable as a pet kitten bringing me a half eaten mouse2 A lovetriuadrhexathingamajig3 A poorly conceived and largely nonsensical setting4 A love interest with stalkerish tendencies5 A plot that s 90% romance and 10% story with not a single bit of subtlety6 Villains that stand around twirling their mustaches and cackling maniacallyThe Summary Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to all in love The love you see on TV or read about in books where you ind your missing half the person you were meant to be with STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare forever and suddenly you re complete It s theuture in Manhattan New York No idea when it is but uh global warming happened and the world the world meaning just Manhattan has gone to shit Yeah It s that kind of a premise Suddenly we have looding and sweltering temperature and people with magical powers called MysticsAria Rose is about to have all her dreams come true She is engaged to the son of a rival political amily Thomas Foster Except it doesn t really Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays feel that great Why She s lost all her memories Iought Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All for true love and I wonNow I just have to remember it Aria remembers everything Heramily Her What a Lass Wants friends The time she ate all those oysters and puked her guts out It s just surprisingly specific that the one thing she can t remember is something that should have been the most important ThomasHmm HMMMMMMMMMMMHer upcoming marriage is a brilliant one Really herorbidden and orgotten love affair couldn t have worked out any better or her Mexican Hooker family and Thomas The Fosters and the Roses have been at political waror years but now they ve decided to team up against a Mystic politician who is threatening their political dynasties It s just the most amazing coincidence ever that Aria and Thomas has decided to The League for the Suppression of Celery fall in love at the time when it s most important that the twoamilies ally together against a common enemy It s just such a shame that Aria can t remember a goshdarned thingHmm HMMMMMMMMMMMAria only knows something There s a mysterious boy who makes her heart beat ast every time he s near There s just something about himHunter He s a Mystic boy a orbidden boy who s as different Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery from the patrician Thomas as night and day Hunter shows up everywhere her balcony her room It s just so amazing that he happens to be there every time Aria s in danger Like when she steps over a skyscraper railing justor un and almost splats to death due to her own ucking stupidity I ve started to bring my leg back over the railing when my other The Day Fidel Died foot slipsAnd just like that I malling Ugh Thomas is SO handsome and SO rich and it would be really nice to be his wife and all her riends are like sooooo looking orward to their wedding The girls
nod as if they understand that makes senseas if they understand That makes sense says Meanwhile I still don t have a riggin date to the wedding I want some cute guy to dance with during the slow songs and make out with in the bathroom Time is tick tick ticking away Bennie says clapping her hands together But it doesn t FEEL right Thomas is like soooooooo cold And Hunter is like SOOOOOOOOO HOT And then there s this pesky little thing about giving the poor downtrodden Mystics their basic human rights Which Hunter and Aria will TOTALLY get to Once they stop admiring each other and going to carnivals From here I can see the entire carnival the colors and the lights the Magnificent Block ignited with estivities This is gorgeous I Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge find myself sayingI think I hear Hunter say You re gorgeous under his breath Yeah Once they get their minds into the game and out of each other s eyes Hunter and Aria will change the world How Love Hunter asks his eyes wide Could the things you reeeling be love I gulp and nod at the same time I think so I say I hope so Me too he says More than anything in the world Then he leans in and kisses me Not on my The Outlaw and the Upstart King forehead or cheek but on my lips A real kiss A kiss thateels like it can change the world The Plot This is the irst major event in eighty years that all the young Manhattan elite are attending together Everyone will be here regardless of allegiance Foster or Rose kids rom both sides of the island The plummet party at the American pales in comparison Come on I say shoving through a crowd of paparazzi Because the best way to celebrate the union of two rival houses is to PARTY PARTY PARTYTHERE IS NO PLOT The book SHOULD have been about Hunter and Aria working together to Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War free the Mystics instead Aria spends 90% of her time going to parties thinking about Hunter hating her parents thinking about Hunter going to parties wondering what s up with her memory loss talking to her BFFs thinking about Hunter wondering what s the big deal with Thomas going to parties and thinking about Hunter some The Setting The heat they say is because of the global climate crisis the melting of snow and ice around the world and the rising sea level that swallowed Antarctica and all of Oceania Global warming is also to blameor the canalsfilling what used to be low avenues and streets with seawater Welcome to another global warming dystopian premise With magicIt s the uture We don t know how ucking Stories for a Kindred Heart: Over 100 Treasures to Touch Your Soul far in theuture it is but it s gotta be pretty ucking ar in the Speak Through the Wind future in orderor global warming to get to such an extent to almost immerse Manhattan in water The upper classes live in the Aerie high rise structures while the lower classes live in the Depths where crumbling *Buildings And Shit Falls On Them All The Fucking Time *and shit Stories for a Teen's Heart falls on them all theucking time now use gondolas to get around and or some ucking reason the subways still exist but unused and sealed but aren t looded since people still use them as hiding placesbut why aren t they looded since they re underground How did the waters recede in the tunnels anyway I glance around at what must have been a waiting area or people to board the subwa. Una ciudad dividida un amor destinado a durar para siempre y una mentira ue puede cambiarlo todoDos amilias enemigas los Foster y los Rose mueven los hilos invisibles de Nueva York Tras años de ardiente confro.