A Manhattan where magic is real and true love can change the world.
In this Manhattan, also known as Mystic City, the rich and powerful live in skyscrapers called the Aeries. The poor live far below, in the squalor of the Depths, alongside magic-wielding mystics who provide the energy that keeps the city pulsing.
High in the Aeries, Aria Rose is madly in love with Thomas Foster. Or so she's been told.
Aria wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. She doesn't remember carrying on a secret romance with Thomas, the son of her father's sworn enemy, much less falling in love with him. And now she and Thomas are engaged, pledged to a union that promises to end the bitter political rivalry between their families once and for all.
Then Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic who holds the key to her past. But as she begins to unlock the dark secrets behind her memory loss, she risks losing her one true love forever.
Theo Lawrence grew up on Long Island, where he lived with his parents, younger sister, and multiple dachshunds. He 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.
Mystic City was inspired by Theo’s fascination with epic love stories like Romeo & Juliet and Les Miserables, and a trip to Venice, Italy.