Thief of Lies [Review]

Posted February 3, 2017 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

Thief of Lies [Review]Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
Series: Library Jumpers #1
Published by Entangled TEEN on January 5th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 378
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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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.

My Thoughts

Okay, so first things first. Who wouldn’t want to jump through a portal that takes you to different libraries?! Sign me up please! And then if Arik (pronounced Ah-ric, in case you were wondering) just happens to show his hot face and “rock hard arms” I’ll be even more ecstatic, especially since he quotes books!

He held the book out to me. “Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” He’d quoted a verse from The Secret Garden with a sexy accent that tickled my ears.

Yes, he can whisper sweet nothings in my ear and have them tickling as much as he’d like! haha. Sorry, not sorry. 🙂 But I really loved him as a character and he is definitely going on my list of book boyfriends!

Now, the main character in this book is Gia. And I actually really liked her! She was super awkward at the girly kind of stuff but she could totally kick your ass in kickboxing or fencing. I thought it was really cool for her to have those kind of hobbies/interests. And let’s not forget, she is also a girl who loves libraries and books. A girl after my own heart!

“Gia, you can never be lonely in the company of books.”

I loved getting to know Gia and her history and what she is. I think it’d be a lot of fun to be a Sentinel! I’d just have to beef up my fighting skills.

I had a lot of fun reading this story and am super stoked for the second installment, Guardian of Secrets! If you’re someone who wants to read a book about jumping through portals through different libraries, Sentinels, and some asskicking, then you should really take a shot with this book! 🙂

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