Review: Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake (Library Jumpers #1)

Review: Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake (Library Jumpers #1)Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
Series: Library Jumpers #1
Published by Entangled: Teen in January 2016
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.

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

This review is based on my reread of Thief of Lies. For my initial review, please check out my review on Goodreads.

I reread Thief of Lies in anticipation of the final book coming out on February 6th. I frequently suffer from book amnesia. Unless we’re talking about the book I’m currently reading, don’t expect me to remember much. So a reread was necessary.

Anyway, I truly enjoyed my reread of Thief of Lies. I may have even enjoyed it a bit more the second time around. Thief of Lies is a story about a girl that finds out she is able to travel through gateway books into libraries around the world, that there’s another magical world that exists including bad guys and monsters, and of course, that she’s the “doomsday child” destined to save or destroy the world. (Don’t expect there to be any talk about books though. Just because they can travel to libraries around the world, they do not actually spend any time reading the books.)

I absolutely enjoyed following Gia through her journey in the Mystik world, learning about life as a sentinel. I just wish she would have followed her gut more. During Thief of Lies, she spent most of her time learning, not knowing who to trust, and mostly following the recommendations of her Uncle Phillip and Arik. There was lots of action and even a love triangle.

I highly recommend giving Thief of Lies a try if you enjoy YA fantasy novels. (Although, I’ve heard its similar to the Shadowhunter series. I’ve never read that and can’t confirm it. Regardless, I’d still recommend it.) I don’t know about you, but I’d absolutely love to have the ability to magically travel to libraries around the world (minus the monsters).