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Review: Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake

Series: Library Jumpers #1thief-of-lies

Title: Thief of Lies 

Author: Brenda Drake

Publisher: Entangled Teen, Entangled Publishing

Published: January 5th, 2016

Pages: 236

Rating: 4.5/5

My Review:

Having participated in the cover reveal for the sequel to this book, I was intrigued enough to want to read this one and what a surprise it turned out to be! I’m not quite sure what I expected, but I certainly hadn’t anticipated it being such an enthralling page turner. It is a YA fantasy in which Gia Kearns is in the Boston Athenaeum with her two best friends when the hottie she’d been looking at suddenly disappears right in front of her. As she doesn’t believe this is possible, she goes to investigate and inadvertently speaks the key phrase that sucks her  – and her friends – into the book and away to a library in Paris! Suitably shocked already, they are then attacked before being rescued. This leads on to secrets being uncovered, new abilities being discovered, shocking news about family members and one heck of a brilliant adventure!

This is a fast paced story with well developed characters and a magically world to discover. I’m, fairly obviously, someone who loves books and the premise of being able to jump to libraries around the world through magical books, protected by magical knights against magical and demonic creatures, with skilful wizards on both sides!  There are even romantic interests sparked, though these can prove both distracting and a dilemma – especially to Gia! I can’t wait to read more in this series which is supposedly for teens but still thoroughly enjoyable to those who, like me, left their teen years behind a few decades ago! This is a fast paced, action packed start to what promises to be an enthralling series. the characters are well developed, with plenty of angst, drama and secrets to be revealed. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone who enjoys adventures with magical mysteries, battles to be won and humanity to be saved!

Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel with no obligation. This is my honest review.

Synopsis

Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels-magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books-rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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