Title: Mystic City
Author: Theo Lawrence
Release Date: October 9th 2012
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Source: ARC from NetGalley
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Wow! Just Wow! Mystic City was an exhilarating ride from beginning to the end in this tale of a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Aria and Thomas are star crossed lovers from feuding families. The only problem is that Aria has no memory of Thomas.
Aria has been told by her family that she is desperatly in love with Thomas and that this marriage will end the feuding and unite the families so that they can gain complete power over the city.
When she finds that no matter what she does she still can't remember she decides to fall in love with him all over again. The problem with this is that he seems distant and doesnt seem to really like her all that much. So when she finds herself in trouble in the Depths and a strange mystic boy named Hunter comes to the rescue she can't seem to stop thinking about him.
Hunter is a rebel Mystic. He has full access to his powers not to mention that he is incredibly cute! He is sweet and charming and he proves that he would do anything for Aria no matter what the price is. He loves her. His only problem is trying to find a way to make her remember what she has lost.
I think that the political aspect of this book was really fun to watch play out, I liked the family drama but the romance is what really made this story come alive. Mystic City was everything I could have hoped for. This truly is a forbidden romance with a twist that just leaves you wanting more. I look forward to seeing what happens in the next book!