Review: Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake (Library Jumpers #2)

Review: Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake (Library Jumpers #2)Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake
Series: Library Jumpers #2
Published by Entangled: Teen in February 2017
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Saving him could end her world.

Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens.

Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it.

And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia.

Maybe. If she survives.

Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared are my own.

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

In Guardian of Secrets, Gia, Nick, Arik, and the rest of the team are back to the human world. This time they’re hiding from the Mystik world by blending in with the human population. Gia and the rest of the Sentinels are training, Gia and Nick are on the hunt for the missing keys to unlock the Tetrad, and unrest is brewing in the Mystik world. Everything she learned about the Mystik world is starting to come into question.

There was a ton of action in Guardian of Secrets. A ton of revelations was made, and people that were thought to be dead were found. Of course, the book ended in an epic battle to set up the next and final installment. Guardian of Secrets ended with high stakes, and it’s up to Gia to save her family, friends, and the world.

I really liked Bastien, Gia’s betrothed, in this novel. I feel like he really stepped up and helped Gia out a lot in her times of need. (Granted, I don’t think we got to see much of him in Thief of Lies. It was hard to make a decision about him.) Gia also grew a lot from Thief of Lies to Guardian of Secrets. She still doesn’t trust her gut as much as I feel she should, but she’s handling her role a lot better.

A big part of this novel was the love triangle between Gia, Arik, and Bastien. While in the human world, Arik seems to have moved on from Gia and is interested in a neighbor. To be honest, while I’m team Bastien, I really actually feel bad about the situation that happened between Gia and Arik. I don’t want to give much away. So I’ll let you all read it for yourself. This was another situation, however, where I feel as if Gia didn’t follow through with her gut feeling.

Overall, Guardian of Secrets was a good middle installment in the Library Jumpers series. It set up the series for the final installment and didn’t feel like simply a “filler” book. I enjoyed the conflict that occurred, and I can’t wait to see how everything is going to end.

Are you reading the Library Jumpers series? Have you read Guardian of Secrets? I’d love to hear your thoughts!