For those who don't know, my laptop was, ahem, "out of order" for over a week thanks to my spilling a sweet tea on it... Well, somehow -- I'm going with magic -- I fixed it! Maybe it fixed itself, but I'm taking credit because I'm the one who was frantically freaking out, lol.
Well, I'm super happy to be back blogging! I read so much to make up for my body's refusal to sleep at night, and my "Blog About ASAP" shelf has leaked over to my "Apps" shelf, and I literally have no more room for any more until this week of blogging is over. (By then, I'll probably have replaced them promptly with even more books, lol.)
So today's is one I really liked and got into, called Mystic City by Theo Lawrence.
Summary: "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." (Thank you, Goodreads!)
This novel was wonderful! I was worried it was going to be overdone in the futuristic ideas like other books I've read, or that the romantic relationship be too over-the-top. However, though I went into this novel with a sigh, the first page alone got me.
The imagery was beautiful, and the ideas that were presented were just fantastic. The characters themselves had this depth to them (each character does), that makes the book more of a story that your friend is telling you, not a stranger who came up with these ideas. They play to similar characters that you've read in other novels, so you're comforting and familiar, but they each have their own important parts to play in this novel.
The structure was great, and the scenes are fluid and interesting enough to keep one interested and eager to see what comes next! The story is also very classic and comfortable, but surprising and fun enough to not get bored in any way.
I seriously just loved this story. It was wonderful!
In Conclusion: If you want a good, classic story with a futuristic twists that's exciting and unexpected, read this amazing book!
6/5 city buildings