17 April 2015

Toxic Heart

Author: Theo Lawrence
Series: Mystic City #2
Rating: 2.5 / 5 stars
Verdict: Bury

There isn't much more to say about Toxic Heart than what I said for Mystic City.  If it weren't for the cringe worthy thoughts/narrative from Aria and the completely ridiculous dialogue at times between characters, this story could have had some potential.  I also do not see why YA authors feel the constant need to have love triangles in their stories.  I sort of understood the love triangle in Mystic City, but now that Thomas is no longer a factor, Lawrence decides to throw yet another young man into the mix for Aria.  And I just cannot help but think: really?  Are teenage girls so desperate for love that they fall for every single young man that they meet?  Lawrence would have me thinking so.

Toxic Heart, simply put, is just more of Mystic City, with a tad better plot but another healthy dose of teen romance angst as well.  If you thoroughly enjoyed Mystic City, then Toxic Heart is for you.  If you were on the fence, don't bother.

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