Toxic Heart (Mystic City, #2)
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Toxic Heart (Mystic City #2)

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A city in flames. A trust betrayed. A perfect love destroyed.

Has Aria lost Hunter, her one true love?

Ever since rebellion broke out in Mystic City, pitting the ruling elite against the magic-wielding mystics, Aria has barely seen her boyfriend. Not surprising, since Hunter is the leader of the mystic uprising, and he'll do whatever it takes to win freedom for his people—ev...more
Library Binding, 368 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Delacorte Press
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Grace
Sep 08, 2013 Grace marked it as to-read
Book: Oh hey there, I see your waiting for a cover.

Me: Yep.

Book: Been waiting long?

Me: *Shrugs* I dunno...about four months.

Book: *Chuckles* How has that been for ya?

Me: To be truthful, it's been torturous.

Book: WELL YOUR JUST GONNA HAVE TO WAIT EVEN LONGER NOW BECAUSE I'M NOT GETTING PUBLISHED UNTIL 2014! AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS!

Me: Oh dear god...No!

Book: *Laughs madly* YEP! I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE A COVER UNTIL AT LEAST A MONTH BEFORE MY PUBLICATION! SO HAVE FUN WAITING FOR ME FOR ANOTHER E...more
Devon Ashley
3/5/14: Dude, this still isn't out yet? Any day, please, any day...
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2014. Seriously?
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Little faster please.
Lightning
Actual rating: 3.75/5 stars.
Toxic Heart has thrown me for the loop several times since its announcement. First was the fact that it wouldn't be coming out as originally scheduled, then the title change, and finally... the actual reading of the book.

Everything kind of just rushed in together, hoping to make some kind of point, and readers were left staring at the wreckage. It was kind of like modern art, pretty cool if not weird looking, and with almost no reasoning behind it.

Tensions are high be...more
Holly
Jun 22, 2013 Holly marked it as to-read
OUCH!! I saw that date of April 2014 and I almost cried!! Honest! What the....?! So sad :( I LOVED Mystic City...but I'm not so sure I'm gonna remember stuff a year and a half after I read it! (*sniff*)
Neyra ♦
It has a blurb?! How did I NOT know about this?? I'm such a horrible fangirl, I do not deserve you Toxic Heart!

Laura Evlolle
Jan 26, 2014 Laura Evlolle marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
WAAAARUM ist das deutsche Cover so furchtbar?!
Das Englische ist wunderschön! Dieses sieht schlecht gephotoshopt aus und passt ÜBERHAUPT nicht zum Stil von Band 1! GRAH.
Hope Molinelli
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Sarah Fayek
Sep 06, 2013 Sarah Fayek marked it as to-read
Shelves: dystopian-dramas
So excited!! Lovin' the cover right now!! :)
Bells
Un 4,5 en realidad
Solo diré que la primera parte me había parecido floja y sin gracia pero esta segunda me ha mantenido totalmente enganchada y sin duda totalmente loca por leer su tercera parte. Una continuación Increíble

Mi reseña completa aquí: http://myfavoritebooks-bells.blogspot...
Neomi
I feel breathless after finishing this. I'm shocked at the turn of events, I cried in the first chapter and the last chapter. The character development in our favorite characters was astounding. World building still needed help, it was distracting following the scenes and action sequences. Wish his descriptive language would be more precise. I do appreciate how Mr Lawrence changed the fact that he didn't repeat a lot of phrases and words in this installment like he did in the first one. I love l...more
Aivlis
Aunque la primera parte de esta saga no me pareció excesivamente emocionante, me animé a darle una oportunidad, a pesar de que últimamente estoy algo vaga a la hora de continuar sagas. De cualquier modo, no me arrepiento porque esta segunda entrega me ha gustado mucho más que la primera y, sin dejar de ser nada del otro mundo, me ha enganchado bastante y he pasado un buen rato leyendo.

La historia empieza casi donde comenzó la novela anterior, sin que haya pasado un cambio drástico de tiempo. Al...more
Erin
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Karissa
I loved Mystic City and was eager to read Toxic Heart. Unfortunately this was a disappointing book in so many ways. Just about everything I loved about this series is gone in this book.

I listened to this on audiobook and it was a horrible audiobook. The narrator has a lift in her voice at the end of each sentence which leaves every sentence sounding vaguely like a question. It’s really really annoying and detracts from the story. Some of the voices are completely wrong for the way the character...more
Nadine
Ich hatte etwas Angst davor, dieses Buch zu lesen, weil ich leider oft von 2. Teilen enttäuscht worden bin und ich Teil 1 wirklich klasse fand. Und leider wurde ich sogar noch mehr enttäuscht, als ich es befürchtet hatte.Es fehlte fast alles, was den ersten Teil für mich ausgemacht hatte und dazu kam ein nerviges Liebesdreieck.

Hunter, der Held aus Teil 1 macht eine komplette Wendung durch, und ist, falls er überhaupt mal auftaucht abweisend und erschreckend radikal. Die „Beziehung“ zwischen ihm...more
Jordan
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I'm not sure how to react after finishing this book. I enjoyed the first one, but Toxic Heart was a disappointment. I don't remember Aria, the heroine, being so annoying. Also, like the first book, it was very predictable. I've heard rumors about a third book in this series, but will I read it? I found myself trying to finish the book as soon as possible so I could move onto another one...so...probably not... description
Franky Laux
Keine Ahnung wieso... Aber in letzter Zeit begeistern mich die ganzen BuchfortSetzungen nicht wirklich. Auch wenn mir die ersten Teile umgehauen haben und ich begeistert war. Die Fortsetzungen waren bisher nicht wirklich was besonderes. Ich steig jetzt erstmal eine Weile auf Einzelbände um oder fange neue Reihen an, damit ich endlich mal wieder mit Begeisterung ein Buch lese.
Stacee
3.5 stars

I have a lot of feelings about this book and I'm not sure where to begin. It has been a book I've been dying to get my hands on and when I finally did get it, I wasn't captivated like I was expecting and hoping to be.

Don't get me wrong, it's good. There's some twists and a sprinkling of swoons and some excellent character development for Aria. I also wanted to slap pretty much every character at least once...

I am angry about the ending, but I can't wait to see what book 3 will bring u...more
Wendy
"Toxic Heart" the exciting and imaginative sequel to Theo Lawrence's science fiction thriller "Mystic City" is set in Manhattan where the magic-wielding mystics have rebelled against registering with the government because of being drained of their power which is used to energize the city and in an intoxicating, addictive drug called Stic. This story begins after an attack on the secret rebel underground tunnels and the death of Violet Brooks, the voice of the poor in the Depths and champion of...more
Jessica
I enjoyed the second book much more than the first one
Mary
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Nicole
Aria lebt fortan auf der Seite der Rebellen inmitten der Mystiker, hat es aber nicht allzu leicht und muss sich erst einmal behaupten. Von Hunter wird sie vernachlässigt und gleichzeitig bevormundet, was ihr ebenfalls sehr zu schaffen macht. Außerdem bekommt sie von ihrem Bruder eine Nachricht von ihrer alten Kinderfrau Davida, die sie bittet ihr Herz zu finden, denn Mystikerherzen sind sehr, sehr wertvoll. Eine beinahe unmögliche Aufgabe, aber Aria macht sich trotzdem auf die Suche. Der Streit...more
Julie Christin
Im zweiten Teil der Mystic City-Reihe geht es sofort wieder rasant zu. Aria ist nun bei den Rebellen und unterstützt diese mit vollem Engagement. Sie lernt zu kämpfen, findet sich in die Gesellschaft ein und ist für viele ein Vorbild. Dennoch schmerzen die Taten ihrer Familie ihr sehr und die Familie ist zudem auf der Jagd nach ihr, genau so wie die Fosters.

Außerdem ist Hunter teilweise sehr distanziert zu seiner Freundin und verrät ihr keine Details über seine Pläne. Dadurch wird Aria zunehmend...more
Daelynleopard
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Kitty Montamer
Der erste Satz:
"Du kannst nirgendwohin!", ruft jemand hinter mir.


Meine Meinung:
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Aria hat sich gegen ihre Familie und für die Rebellen, bzw. für Hunter entschieden. Es könnte, was ihre Liebesbeziehung angeht, alles so toll sein, aber Hunter verhält sich ihr gegenüber auf einmal völlig anders. Nichts ist mehr von den romantischen Liebesbriefen übrig, die er einst für sie geschrieben hatte. Im Vordergrund steht nicht mehr seine Liebe zu Aria, sondern seine Mutter zu rächen. Koste es, was es wo...more
Steffi und Kay his-and-her-books
Meinung:
Es ist schon einige Zeit her, dass ich Theo Lawrence‘ Trilogie-Auftakt gelesen habe.
Meine Befürchtung, mich nicht mehr an die Geschehnisse erinnern zu können, zerstreute sich jedoch schnell. Eine „E-Kolumne“ aus den Horsten fasst die Ereignisse und vor allem die Beziehungen der Charaktere zueinander noch einmal kurz zusammen, ehe die Geschichte erneut aus Arias Perspektive erzählt wird.

Sie verbringt ihre Zeit auf einer Farm, einem Rebellenstützpunkt etwas außerhalb des zerstörten New Yo...more
Michelle Rebar
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series. Lots of action, super cool magic, a great story and amazing characters that you either love or love to hate make this one of my favorites. It's kind of like The Mortal Instruments, Matched, X-Men and Blade Runner collided and formed one awesome book series. The only thing that SUCKS is that I have to WAIT another YEAR to read the next book! AHHH! Life is so unfair, lol. It's hard to review a book 2 without giving things away (and there are TONS of plot twists and...more
Kristen Uy
3.5 stars!
Good job, Theo Lawrence, really really big improvement.
I read the first book in 2012, and I didn't give up on it even if it was extremely predictable, hoping that maybe the second book would be better, and because I knew this was Theo Lawrence's debut novel, so there's always room for improvement. And I was actually really surprised because Toxic City was a LOT better than the first book.
As I said a while ago, room for improvement now.
So Toxic City was predictable. Again. But not as...more
Sierra
This book had me irritated a few times. Most people hate when the heroine is defiant and making stupid decisions, but I loved that she didn't just bow down to her boyfriend, who was a class A douche throughout 99% of the book. She stood up for her self. Now that Shannon bitch did nothing but piss me off. And what's more irritating is that we never really find out why she's such a bitch to Aria, other than the fact that she's jealous.
Tiffany Mahaffy
Enjoyed the first one... LOVED this one!!

Full review to come.
T. Jackson
For me it seemed to take forever to get into the story. Hunter was barely in the story. I thought Hunter had a good future in this book. But he's not even in it. He goes from a rebel leader to some kind of terrorist without any idea what he has been going through. The ending was kinda fluffy. I am still going to get the next book. With this on you're left hanging, but not in a good way. But not in a bad way.
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THEO LAWRENCE is a graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School. A Presidential Scholar in the Arts for Voice, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Off-Broadway.
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