Thief of Lies
Well, starting of this is such a unique idea for a story. I really love the abundance of different magical beings.. that was so good.
I love the idea of these people being able to jump through books/libraries to different realms! I LOVED the idea of magical orbs, each different powers for different people and how when you through them you can control an element or power.
GIA really grew in this story, such a great character who really came into her own. I also liked that the romance was NOT ov ...more
***Updated Review After Re-Read***
Thief of Lies was addicting and completely entertaining. And I'm so glad that I re-read this book! You see, the first time I picked this up, I struggled connecting to the characters. The story was so much fun, but I never felt as though I was fully immersed until Bastien appeared on the pages, and well I'll talk more about him later. But this time around, it all clicked into place. I was so happy because Thief of Lies was an adorable story filled with adventur...more
To start with, the tone was way, way off. Gia either read as super young or like a middle aged woman who had read the plots of too many bad romance novels. Either way, she didn't sound like a realistic human teen. Ehhh ok nevermind. I could type out a long list of where this book went wrong, but I think all of the other reviewers already covered the exac ...more
This book, I must say got one of the coolest premise ever. I mean, Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries is definitely every bookish people's dream, so reading about this kind of story line is a big yes - turns out, this thing is too good to be true, pun intended.
The story started when Gia and her friends visited a library for a homework or something I can't really bothered to remember why. Gia then bump into a super handsome and gorgeous looki ...more
I am really and I mean really tired of posting full reviews for DNF's. So I've decided to type a mini review.
While I was reading this I felt that it was very childish. And I know that says something because I've read quite a few MG books. But this felt very childish compared to all the MG books that I've read.
I recommend this to fantasy fans.
Generally, I rate a book 2 stars when it misses “that something special” to impress me. In this case, the situation is precisely the other way around, though.
This book starts from a cool premise that any booklover will adore (“Gia, you can never be lonely in the company of books”) and presents many original and interesting ideas. The problem is that Thief of Lies is saturated with too, too many different ideas, ...more
DNF at 51% (Rating is just for what I've read so far... I think halfway is enough for me to do that. )
2 stars for execution and writing, 2.5 for the idea of the library jumping and creatures/magic.
The idea of this world intrigued me (and yes the "library jumping" part is what first hooked me) but the way everything was handled left me underwhelmed.
Also got tired of hearing how 'hot' and other terms Arik was from Gia... and before any naysayers complain... it was b ...more
So much to love about this book, but I especially loved how relatable Gia is and how well developed the world is witho ...more
(A) Uses unique concepts,
(B) Features intriguing character names,
(C) Entertains and delights you, the reader.
And when you find one that contains all three...you know you've found a winner. As is the case with Brenda Drake's amazing Thief of Lies.
Book cover: First of all, the colour theme is simply stunning. I love the colour purple something fierce and this cover uses it to project an overall feel of mystery and magic that draws the reader in i ...more
Gia and her friends are going to visit a lush library, Boston Athenaeum. Every reader's dream, right? Little does she know, she is about to uncover a hidden deadly secret. She sees an interesting character in the library that seems to just disappear. Gia can't help herself and goes to check out the book he's been reading. Before she knows it she has discovered the truth behind her family, and the world she didn't know existed. She and her friends are sucked into the ...more
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, sh ...more
What I loved:
• I loved the idea of the book. It was promising in the beginning, but not impressive in the end.
• Humor. I did found some pretty funny lines and dialogues.
• Batiste. He was the only character I liked. Others were underdeveloped or too pretentious.
• Libraries ;)
What I found cliche:
• insta-love and love triangle. No, two love triangles. The romance is ridiculously unbelievable.
• the overuse of the word "sexy" made me want to hit something.
• I was overwhelmed by so many eve ...more
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this BOOK!!!💖💛💙💚💜 When I requested copies of this series from the publisher I was definitely intrigued but the results I received absolutely blew me away! This has to be one of my all time favorite fantasy books of all time now! I just could not put this fantasy masterpiece down and it was well worth the lost sleep! I am so thankful for the recommendation from my friends Kim and Carrie’s recommendation of this book! Brenda Dr ...more
When I first heard about THIEF OF LIES, I was immediately compelled! It reminded me of the movie, The Pagemaster, which I still remember fondly from my childhood. I've always loved the idea ...more
This was a fun story. As a bookworm, the library jumper concept immediately grabbed me. I could easily picture myself as a super happy person discovering a world full of magic inside a library... Hmm... Wait a second... isn't that how I normally feel when I go to the library? Interesting. ;-) Except my magic isn't as real Gia's, this book's MC.
I thought this book had all the right elements to be a successful young adult fantasy. Lots of magics. Sword fighting. Villains. Propheci ...more
I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for a honest review
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars
I've been waiting to read this book for almost two years, when the book was titled "Library Jumpers". That was all I needed to know in order to need this book! This book wasn't as much as I hoped for, mostly due to the romance, but the fantasy elements were amazing and I did enjoy this book!
After being sucked into a book and ending up in a ...more
***I received the ARC eBook free as a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
This book had the makings to be amazing and ticked all the boxes before I picked it up; with the mention of a hot love interest, strong female character, magic and libraries with books it was a must read. Unfortunately these were just tropes that continuously popped up in a way that made me roll my eyes (I even had to laugh at myself writing that list).
It almost felt ...more
Libraries and magic? Count me in! The premise of this book sounded just so cool that I had to give it a try and the pretty cover definitely added to my excitement for this book. This book is exactly what the blurb promises and more. There are people who can jump through books to other libraries and the main character and her friends get caught up in that magical world. It was an exciting read and I enjoyed reading this book, although there were a ...more
A nice component to Thief of Lies was the story. This is the first time stepping into this worl ...more
Let me set the scene for you. Gia Kearns, gets the chance to visit a library that would make any self respecting book lover drool, the Boston Athenaeum. What could be better than that? How about a hottie walking around said library in leather? Yum … that is until he disappears. What do you do? Well, if you are Gia, you go look at the book he was studying before the vanishing act a ...more
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