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Lies That Bind

(Anastasia Phoenix #2)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  45 reviews
The Italian Job meets Bourne Identity meets Spy Kids in this sequel to Proof of Lies.

What if saving yourself meant destroying everyone you love?

Still reeling from everything she learned while searching for her sister in Italy, Anastasia Phoenix is ready to call it quits with spies. Then she and her friends learn that Marcus’s—her kinda boyfriend—brother, Antonio, has also
Paperback, 322 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Entangled: Teen
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Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Lies That Bind by Diana Rodriguez Wallach is the second book in the young adult Anastasia Phoenix trilogy. The series is a bit like taking James Bond and turning him into a teenage female who is navigating a world of spies, lies and alibis. The books are best read in order as the story picked up right where it had left off in Proof of Lies.

In the first book we met Anastasia Phoenix who had always felt on the outs wherever she’d been since her scientists parents had moved the family all around th
Λίνα Θωμάρεη
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

The 2nd book of Anastasia Phoenix was adventurous, agonizing, subversive, dramatic and once again i love it!!!!
From London to Boston, from Paris to London and from London to Rio De Janeiro Anastasia with her sister and her friends tried to breaking down the organisation that hurts so many lives.

The revelations are shocking and the confidence is doubtful between Anastacia and the people who trust.

I can'
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lies that bind is the second book in the Anastasia Phoenix series. It is a continuous story, however, I haven't read the first book and this one made perfect sense. It has catch-up info and the story is easy to follow.

Department D is the enemy. The organisation is the root of all Anastasia's problems. Her love interest Marcus wants her help finding his brother, Antonio. Department D is back in the visual.

Antonio worked for department D but didn't know what was going on. Antonio wants to join M
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
Anastasia is back. She desperately wants to get out of the "spy business" but THEY JUST WON'T LET HER. With her crew and a couple of additions, we get another action packed, teen spy novel that's highly entertaining.

Look, I'm just a fan of YA and when you add in a spy story, I'm just a happy camper. You don't need to read book one to read this one, but I suggest you do to see how the characters grow (a bit). That being said, this was basically a regurgitation of the first book. And I mean that i
☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
This is one of my new favorite series, that's for sure! I was totally captivated by the first book with the action, suspence, mystery and the dynamics of the fascinating characters! When reading this story, I felt more of a connection to the characters. Which was amazing that I could become so invested in these awesome characters. I loved the story and was totally engulfed in the story and ready for more! The only concern I had with the story was that it was a little slow in some areas but that' ...more
I was lucky enough to have a copy of this to read straight after finishing the first book in this enthralling series, ‘Proof of Lies‘ – I’m so glad because I really wanted to know what happened next and I certainly wasn’t disappointed by this sequel! This is definitely a series where I suggest you read the stories in sequence, though the author does a great job of filling in some of the back information to make it easy for new to the series readers to follow what is happening. Anastasia, her sis ...more
*Source* NetGalley
*Genre* Young Adult / Thrillers & Suspense
*Rating* 3.5


"What would you risk to learn the truth?"

What do you do when you learn your entire childhood was a lie? Reeling from the truths uncovered while searching for her sister in Italy, Anastasia Phoenix is ready to call it quits with spies. The only way to stop being a pawn in their game is to remove herself from the board. But before she can leave her parents' crimes behind her, tragedy strikes. No one is safe, not whil
Yvonne (It's All About Books)

Finished reading: March 5th 2018

"He was daring me to continue the fight, like he wanted me to light the match and watch the spies burn."

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Entangled Publishing, LLC and Net Galley for a free copy of this book in trade for an honest review.

This review is also posted in my blog :

Here we follow again the story of Anastasia, her sister Keira and her group of friends in search of the truth. With 1 member added to the team, Antonio, who is Marcus’ brother and previously work for Department D. In case you haven’t read the review on the 1st book, you could read my review here

From the b
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

Diana keeps the suspense and action going in Lies That Bind, her second book in the Anastasia Phoenix series. It does help to read the first book to get a better idea of what is going on, but Diana does a nice job of summarizing what everyone has already been through without taking away from the story.

Anastasia is now in London with her friends when they come upon Marcus' brother, Antonio, who they had been searching for. Now that everyone realizes they need to take down Department D
Dec 19, 2017 rated it liked it
There weren’t really any gripes that I had with this book, but there also wasn’t anything that led this book to stand out for me.

This book picks up right from where the first book left off and it follows Anastasia as she is trying to find out where her parents really are which takes her on a romp around the world.

I’m still not the biggest fan of the relationship because it is soooo instalovey and not realistic at all, but it works and I think Anastasia and Marcus worked well together

There were
Mar 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
NOTE: I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinion.

Lies that Bind is the sequel to Proof of Lies in the Anastasia Phoenix series. I read the first book a while back and really enjoyed it, so I was ecstatic when the publisher reached out and offered to send an ARC of this book ass well. However, for me, this book suffered from second book blues and I ultimately ended up DNFing it. 

This book starts off where the previous on leave

"You do stupid things for family, like chase after assassins."

Thank you to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for an e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Two years ago I read PROOF OF LIES and absolutely loved it, it is one of my favorite undercover mystery adventure type books I've read.

Lies That Binds starts pretty soon after Proof of Lies ended. Anastasia and the group have been in several different European cities since we last saw them, and now they are in England looking for Marcu
Katherine Paschal
**Keep in mind this is book 2 in a continuous series that can't be read alone- make sure to pick up book 1 Proof of Lies first!**

"Usually, when a girl met the parents of a boy she liked, she worried about making a good impression—wearing the right dress or trying to look intelligent and well mannered. I, however, threatened the Reys and accused them of murder while trying not to be kidnapped."

..."How was I going to tell him that? OMG, your parents are so adorable! And they kill people! We had su
Stephanie Ward
4.5 Stars

'Lies That Bind' is the exciting second installment in a young adult mystery/thriller series that fans of the genre are sure to love. The story continues to follow our main character, Anastasia, a teen who thought she knew the people she loved and trusted turned out to be nothing but lies - and dangerous ones. In this book, Anastasia realizes that she can never really move on with her life until Department D is destroyed for good - and it's up to her to do it. I thought the plot was fas
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2018
Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Contains possible spoilers from the first book

Lies that Bind is the second book in the Anastasia Phoenix series, I thoroughly enjoyed the excitement of the first book Proof of Lies so I was most eager to start on this.

This is a series that really should be read in order to fully understand the events that have already taken place, enough of a recap is given but it may still be quite confusing.

After trekking all over the place in the first book in search of Anastasia’s
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Lies That Bind" is a great sequel in the Anastasia Phoenix series. While the first book had a lot of character building plus a big pace slow-down in the middle, this one has a smooth pace that keeps you easily reading throughout the book. Although the story isn't complete, this sequel didn't feel like an in-between book, but rather, told its own story. Here, Anastasia is staying in London with her crew- including her romantic interest Marcus. Determined to take down Department D, they embark on ...more
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Lies That Bind starts off right where book one left off.  Anastasia and her friends are trying to figure out if her parents are alive or not, and also trying to figure out how to stay safe from Department D.

This time, they look for help from other kids from Department D, hoping to find proof that they can use to bring them down.  Everyone is back including Marcus' brother, Antonio, whom Anastasia has trouble trusting.  It gets to the point where she has trouble trusting most of her group.  Espec
Bran Pendergrass
Mar 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-netgalley
"What would you risk to learn the truth?"― Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Proof of Lies.
LIES THAT BIND dives right back in where we left off at the end of book 1, PROOF OF LIES. Anastasia and crew are in London regrouping and formatting a plan to take down Department D! It seems book one was set in place to lay the groundwork for the globetrotting MC and her cohorts! And even though everything from her past seems to be a lie, Anastasia is holding it together. It's time for payback and the Dresden kids
Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
Rating: 3.5 stars

After reading Proof of Lies and enjoying it, I was looking forward to Lies that Bind. Although this one ups the stakes, I didn’t find this one as engaging as the first. I had absolutely loved the dynamics between the characters but they just wasn’t the same in this installment. However, the action was just as entertaining. Plus I enjoyed getting to find out more about Department D and the work it had done.

After the events that transpired in Proof Of Lies, Anastasia Phoenix is mo
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and Entangled Teen for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.

This is the second book, if you don't want spoilers please stop and read the first book.

Anastasia is back. She is in London with her sister to help Marcus find his brother. Although unlike the search for sister it is easy to find Antonio. Anastasia finds that suspicious and wonders if he is working for Department D.

Meanwhile, the life she left behind rears it's head when she finds out that her best frien
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After saving Keira, Anastasia finds herself unable to sit still. She feels like she's constantly having to keep one eye glancing back over her shoulder and that Department D is out to get her. For that reason, her instinct is to go into hiding, but all of that changes when a message is sent to her via the death of an old high-school friend.

With the help of Allen Cross and her friends, she realizes that Department D needs to come down. The only problem: she doesn't trust anyone. The lines start b
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lies That Bind by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
Series: Anastasia Phoenix Book #2
Publisher: Entangled Teen Publishing, LLC
Publish Date: March 6, 2018
Pages: 322

Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen Publishing, LLC for the ebook ARC of Lies that Bind by Diana Rodriguez Wallach.

What do you do when you learn your entire childhood was a lie?
Anastasia Phoenix is ready to call it quits with spies when she uncovers truths while searching for her sister in Italy. Before she can leave her parent’s crimes behin
Dec 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
“Lies that Bind” picks up where book 1 left off with the Anastasia and the gang all together and ready to uncover the truth behind her parents apparent death and her sister’s kidnapping and once it starts it doesn’t stop leaving us with a cliffhanger for what’s sure to be a great showdown.

This series always reminded me of a sort of “The Blacklist” but for a more younger crowd and while I enjoyed this book on a surface level and in connection to the first, it didn’t have anything to it that made
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
In an Oyster Shell – A riveting addition to the Anastasia Phoenix series. I am looking forward to the next book.

The Pearls – I love this concept of spy kids cleaning up the messes of their corrupt parents. It will pull at your emotions it’s a little sad at times but very interesting. The premise is good and well executed.

The characters practically jump off the pages. There are quite a few characters but you know who is who and it does not get confusing. The author does a fantastic job of making
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Lies That Bind by Diana Rodriguez Wallach. Anastasia is still reeling from the hunt for her sister Keira and the whole orphan and kidnapping ordeals when she jumps right back into the action with her cohorts and a few new helpers. She’s struggling with being unable to truly trust anyone or their opinions or ideas and things within the group become frustrating and tense. The new experiences prove that Anastasia ha ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Damn this book is awesome. Anastasia doesn't disappoint in this second book. I'm so looking forward to the 3rd and final book. When Anastasia and her little group come together to find the other Dresden kids who have been wronged. Little does she know someone is working against them. Plus when Marcus and her finally finds his brother, things just start getting crazy. Anastasia doesn't trust that Marcus's brother Antonio doesn't know anything nor is done with Department D. Her gut is telling her ...more
Since the time I wanted to read and discover the sequel to "Proof of lies" that's done.

In this second opus Anastasia is still looking for her sister who disappeared in Italy. It is not safe anywhere while Department D still exists. With her friends she will want to bring down this criminal empire that does not let go of her. She's going to fight to save what's left of her family, and the more she knows about this department, the more she thinks about someone who's very close to her and who's co
Ankita Singh
Jan 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley-books, arcs
Lies That Bind was the second book in the Anastasia Phoenix trilogy,  and I enjoyed it as much as the first book, Proof of Lies. 

Lies That Bind followed Anastasia as she worked towards uncovering the truth about her parents and Department D. It was full of suspense,  suspicion and a tad of romance. 

I love the characters, especially Markus and Charlotte, and the storyline was, as always, fast paced and just my type. 

All in all, I've been thoroughly swept into Anastasia's world, and I'm eager to r
CrazyCat (Alex)
I must admit that, even if I liked the story, I didn’t love it like I did Proof of Lies. Sure, there is mystery, romance, lies, betrayal and lots of action, but it couldn’t capture me fully. There was nothing wrong with the book, and you should absolutely read it. Maybe my expectation just were too high. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing!
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Diana Rodriguez Wallach is the author of the Anastasia Phoenix series, three YA spy thrillers set to debut beginning in March 2017 (Entangled Publishing). She is also the author of three award-winning young adult novels: Amor and Summer Secrets, Amigas and School Scandals, and Adios to All The Drama (Kensington Books); as well as a YA short-story collection based on the Narcissus myth, entitled Mi ...more

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