Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1)
Popular Answered Questions
***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
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
So much to love about this book, but I especially loved how relatable Gia is and how well developed the world is witho ...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
(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
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
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
Release Date: 1/5/16
There's a lot introduced in this first book in the new Library Jumpers series including: books that are magical portals connecting some of the most beautiful libraries in the world, the requisite evil villain and his minions, romance, sword-fighting, and magical powers and beings. Brenda Drake does a wonderful job juggling all these elements with likable and interesting characters, while ...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
A nice component to Thief of Lies was the story. This is the first time stepping into this worl ...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
“Gia, you can never be lonely in the company of books.”
THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN!
When you put libraries and magic together, it is definitely a recipe for excitement. Well, for book nerds anyway. So here we have people who can travel or jump through libraries. There is a whole world that most people have no idea exists. That is of course until someone suddenly finds out it exists because she was all too curious about ...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
*I was provided a eARC by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
The first time I read the blurb for Thief of Lies I knew I had to read this book. First it is a fantasy book and I’ve been needing a new fantasy series to read. Second, it’s about libraries and being able to jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries. What?? Of course I had to request this book on NetGalley when I saw it and luckily I was approved. Let me tell you s ...more
Gia épp nyári szünidejét tölti, legjobb barátaival, Aftonnal és Nickkel könyvtárba mennek, hogy megírják nyárra feladott házi feladatukat. Gia kiszúr magának egy srácot, és mondhatni, a szimpátia kölcsönös, ám egyik pillanatban a srác egy könyv fölé hajol, a másikban pedig szőrén szálán eltűnik. Így történik, ...more
Then this happened: I kept reading, and all of a sudden, I noticed th ...more
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1) by Brenda Drake -----> starting May 26th||2||7||Apr 20, 2016 10:38AM|