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Toxic Heart (Mystic City #2)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,295 Ratings  ·  281 Reviews
The second MYSTIC CITY novel . . . it’s Romeo & Juliet in a dystopic Manhattan.

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
Library Binding, 368 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Delacorte Press (first published February 1st 2014)
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Apr 30, 2013 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.


Me: Oh dear god...No!

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.
Abida's Book Adventures

My Thoughts:
I waited over a year for this book to come out .... and I expected it to be soo much better than what I read. :/ Honestly there could have been a lot of things going on but nothing happened.

Some of the things that I was looking forward to happening:
My Expectations:
-Maybe a war between Mystics and humans
-Hunter and Aria's relationship builds up
-Find some hidden secret about the mystics
-More of the humans start to side with the Mystics
-Aria faces her parents and tell them off
-More expe

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
Apr 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
Jun 22, 2013 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*)
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Knappe 3 Sterne. Mich hat der zweite Teil leider echt enttäuscht :/ In meinen Augen ist zu oft immer wieder das gleiche passiert, es gab keine überraschenden Wendungen (wie im ersten Band) Spannung kam kaum auf & es war mir zu actionreich. Auch wurde mir das mit der ganzen geballten Magie leider zu viel. Mich hat es einfach nicht gepackt & dabei habe ich mich so auf diesen Teil gefreut, schade!
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
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.
Apr 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disliked
I was absolutely disappointed by this book. I read the first book, "Mystic City", and loved it. I liked the characters and the story. I impatiently waited for the sequel and here it is. And it left me wishing I hadnt read it.

I couldt recognize the characters anymore. Hunter (sweet, affectionate Hunter) became a brutal, ruthless leader of the rebels and doesnt care how many lives he sacrifices to achieve his goals. He uses Aria behind her back for advertisement and doesnt tell her anything about
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
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-sterne
Ich hätte mich wirklich nicht von den schlechten Bewertungen davon abhalten lassen sollen, dieses Buch zu lesen.

Theo Lawrence schreckt vor nichts zurück und so kommt es zu einigen unerwarteten Überraschungen. Eigentlich bin ich kein Fan von diesen Dreiecks-Geschichten, aber irgendwie mochte ich sie in diesem Buch. Es ist nicht ein übertriebenes hin und her. Aria macht den Weg, der am Nachvollziehbarsten ist.

Ich bin wahnsinnig gespannt auf Band 3, denn noch kann ich mir überhaupt nicht vorstelle
Sarah Fayek
Apr 08, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: dystopian-dramas
So excited!! Lovin' the cover right now!! :)
Mar 01, 2018 rated it liked it
I read the 1st book in this series about a year ago, and this book did a decent job of recapping the events of the first book, enough to refresh your memory to understand when the events started in this book. I enjoyed the first book much more than this one. In this book, the main character, Aria, appears to be foolish and naive and her actions are selfish and often get others hurt. I do like not her as much as I did in the first book. I will probably read the third book in the series as this on ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen

Where is the 3rd book??? Damn, I should have read the reviews before I dove into the 2nd book of the series.

To leave us hanging like this? Even though I kind of guessed what was going to happen with Hunter after the crap he pulled and how he acted but she wasn't a perfect peach either....definitely acted like a selfish, spoiled brat during most of the book.

Buttttt.....Turk made up for it all!

Now what happens???
Mar 02, 2013 rated it liked it
I am always reluctant to start second parts, most of the times I find them disappointing.I liked Mystic City, the atmosphere , the characters and the plot . The dystopian version of Manhattan was apparently inspired by a trip to Venice according to the author's website in which you can find a very useful list of characters as well as mystic powers.

However, I almost put down this book in the first chapter because people were beginning to die really fast and I didn't like that idea. I continued re
Jacklyn (ReadingBliss)
First things first: Thank goodness the book ended with a flexible ending; an ending that can be an ending all in itself or used as a bridge to a sequel. However, I will have to make up my own real ending seeing as there are no answers to anything! But that's OK because I've got the perfect boyfriend to ship her with;). At least there's no disappointment to be had this way. I think my shiny disposition toward this book's conclusion would have been different had I not discovered that this book wa ...more
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Reaction after reading:

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 not... description
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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...
Anna Holland
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-baby

Ay, Theo Lawrence, por favor te lo pido. Decídete ya a publicar la tercera parte porque... Joder.
Simplemente esto.
Escribiré la reseña en cuanto me canse de estudiar, que será aproximadamente en una hora y poco.
Sylvia Hübsch
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
überraschend gut und spannend
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
was für Wendungen und überhaupt das Glück kommt bald der 3. Teil
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Omg!! I loved the ending and Aria's character in this book! There was always something about Mystic City and I can't wait for the third book!!!
Shelleen Toland
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked the storyline and characters in this book. But the constantly being kidnapped by Aria's family was getting old.
A city in flames. A trust betrayed. A perfect love destroyed. Has Aria lost Hunter, her one true love?

Someone is betraying Aria , but who? And does Hunter really love her or just using her like her family was. She is being tossed between the Mystic boyfriend and her family.
Before she can play peacemaker, though, Aria will need to find the missing heart of a dead mystic.
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Hmmm, ich weiß nicht so recht was ich von diesem Buch halten soll. Es war schon unterhaltsam aber irgendwie drehte sich alles im Kreis. Irgendwie passierte immer das gleiche nur an einem anderen Ort. Der Schluss war so lala wirklich umgehauen hatte er mich nicht. Eine Stelle fand ich schon eckelhaft aber das wars auch schon. Naja das Ende werde ich dennoch lesen, mal schauen was der nächste Teil für Überraschungen für mich bereit hält.
Tina ♥ Bookaholic

Meine Gedanken zum Buch:
Ich kann gar nicht in Worte fassen, wie enttäuscht ich von diesem Teil bin, besonders da mir der erste Teil so gut gefallen hat. Aber alles was den ersten Teil zu etwas besonderen gemacht hat, hat hier leider gänzlich gefehlt.

War im Band ein noch die Liebe zwischen Aria und Hunter das Ausschlaggebende und ihr Wunsch Zusammensein zu können im Vordergrund, geht es Hunter hier nur noch darum, gegen die Menschen aus den Horsten zu kämpf
Tiffany Holme
May 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I made no it no secret that I enjoyed Mystic City and eagerly awaited (for two years!) the release of Toxic Heart. The thing about a wait that long is that you begin to forget what you enjoyed so much about the first novel. This did not however detour me from being excited about the moment that it finally arrived at my doorstep. I waisted no time in starting this book and was rewarded with something greater than Mystic City, something that had me finishing the book in a night. The wait for this ...more
Océano de libros
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha pasado casi un mes desde que Aria Rose se enfrentara a su familia junto a Hunter Brooks (un místico del que está enamorada) evitando su boda con Thomas Foster y que se produzca la unión entre los Rose y los Foster, dos familias enfrentadas desde el pasado.
Pero su enfrentamiento dio lugar a una guerra con la consecuente muerte de Violet Brooks candidata a alcaldesa de la ciudad de Manhattan y gobernada por los no místicos. También sufrió la pérdida de dos de sus grandes amigos, Davida y Patri
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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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