Review: Assassin of Truths by Brenda Drake (Library Jumpers #3)

Review: Assassin of Truths by Brenda Drake (Library Jumpers #3)Assassin of Truths by Brenda Drake
Series: Library Jumpers #3
Published by Entangled: Teen in February 2018
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-half-stars

The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers.

And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down.

Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world’s most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them.

The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.

Note: I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

**SPOILER ALERT: This review may contain spoilers for the first two books in the series. Please do not read this review if you have not yet read Thief of Lies or Guardian of Secrets.

Assassin of Truths by Brenda Drake was by far my favorite book in the series. There was action, romance, and a ton of feels. Assassin of Truths was a thrilling end to the Library Jumpers series.

I truthfully don’t know how to talk about Assassin of Truths without giving it away. There was so much going on in Assassin of Truths and talking about any of it feels like I’m giving away major spoilers. I mean, how do I talk about a book that is all about this epic battle where Gia either saves the human world or lets it fall to the Mystik world?

One thing that truly struck me about this book, however, was how 180 my thoughts about Arik have gone. In Thief of Lies, I absolutely loved Arik. In Guardian of Secrets, I felt sorry for Arik and how the situation with Gia played out. In this book, there were moments when I was absolutely furious with Arik. I don’t care if he’s been a sentinel longer than Gia and thinks he knows best, the way he treated Gia and the rest of his friends was absolutely terrible. How could he be so blind?

I also had some moments where I was frustrated with Gia. Throughout the series, I feel like she doesn’t always follow her gut and allows others to sway her easily. There were times when she did it again in Assassin of Truths, but by the end, I think she grew and fully started believing herself. It’s not like she could save the world if she kept doubting herself. It was time for her to grow as a person, and she did.

If you’ve been following Gia, Bastien, Arik, Nick, and everyone else in the Library Jumpers series, reading Assassin of Truths is a no-brainer. It was a fantastic ending to the series and wrapped up the story nicely. I highly recommend reading it.

four-half-stars

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