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Thief of Lies PDF/EPUB Ñ Thief of  Kindle - Buddyread with Melissa 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 Buddyread with Melissa 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 because I felt like I was getting hit over the head with it and the romance almost romance confessions felt forced to me, I couldn t sense chemistry at all between them Forbidden love can be an exciting storyline if done right, but this one had me cringing.Not for me but it seems I m in the minority here Wish you could visit all the libraries in the world Wouldn t it be incredible to go from library to library, all in the drop of eye So what better way to travel than by book But wait would a broody guy to accompany you who also looks good in leather I might add, sweeten the deal How about a magical prophecy, impending doom, evil creatures at every turn but you can kick ass with your new found magical abilities If the booknerd in you is screaming to get out then welcome to your next read, T Wish you could visit all the libraries in the world Wouldn t it be incredible to go from library to library, all in the drop of eye So what better way to travel than by book But wait would a broody guy to accompany you who also looks good in leather I might add, sweeten the deal How about a magical prophecy, impending doom, evil creatures at every turn but you can kick ass with your new found magical abilities If the booknerd in you is screaming to get out then welcome to your next read, Thief of Lies is everything you want from a debut Fantasy Gia it a total bookworm, she loves being surrounded by old and new titles and can often be found nose deep in a book The ever inquisitive Gia observes what she thinks is just a normal guy in the library but when he disappears into a book, she can t help but delve deeper into his mysterious disappearance In doing so she sucks herself and her friends into the book, only to come out half way across the world in Paris and face to face with a demon Tossed into a magical world she knows nothing about Gia must try her best to save her friends but when she s the answer to a long forgotten prophecy, her seemingly normal life will never be the same againGia, you can never be lonely in the company of books Firstly I just need to say how I much I enjoyed Gia as an MC She was strong, clever and witty but what I appreciated most about her was her practical, realistic nature Time and time again in YA heroines go above and beyond to prove that they are not weak and this usually ends in disaster Gia is by no means weak but she is pragmatic, she s new to this world and doesn t have much knowledge on magic so when it comes to a situation where she could potentially doharm than good she doesn t whine but accepts that this isn t her fight well not just yet anyway The world building was slow and steady allowing you to adapt along the way, the same goes for the magic, magical creatures and politics of this new world The romance was adorable and I found myself swooning a time or two, there s also a possibility of another ship on the horizon and I think given enough time, I just may jump ship but this is not your ordinary good guy, bad guy love triangle, not by long shot It s the romance that slowly grows on you and before long you ve completely change your mind, you have to love a ever changing plot.Overall Thief of Lies was a spectacular debut by Drake, filled with action, adventure, magic, romance and BOOKS This fast paced fantasy filled debut is one you don t want to miss in 2016 I can t wait to see what Drake does next and I will be eagerly awaiting Book 2 in the Library Jumpers series This is a must read for fans of The Girl at Midnight Literary ly Obsessed Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake is the first book in the Library Jumpers young adult fantasy series The title of the series is completely accurate in describing what to expect when picking this one up, Gia Kearns is with her friends in a library when she spies a cute boy and while watching him he suddenly disappears When Gia and her friends go looking they find a book the boy left behind of libraries from around the world and when Gia accidentally speaks a phrase she finds she and her friends ar Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake is the first book in the Library Jumpers young adult fantasy series The title of the series is completely accurate in describing what to expect when picking this one up, Gia Kearns is with her friends in a library when she spies a cute boy and while watching him he suddenly disappears When Gia and her friends go looking they find a book the boy left behind of libraries from around the world and when Gia accidentally speaks a phrase she finds she and her friends are pulled through the book and find themselves in a library in Paris.After finding themselves halfway around the world and not sure how they got there things suddenly get worse when a demonic hound attacks But the boy that Gia had followed comes to the rescue Arik explains that he and his friends are Sentinals charged with protecting humans and the gateways in the libraries After learning of the strange world from which Arik came from Gia finds that she herself has ties to that world that she never knew existed.Starting out reading Thief of Lies it reminded me strongly of Cassandra Clare s Shadowhunter books which I absolutely love so I was hoping for a great read right from the opening pages Thankfully when done I was not disappointed in the least and found this book quickly formed an identity of it s own and pulled me into it s fantasy world much the same way the Shadowhunter series books tend to do.This series may not be for everyone as I think it does end up covering a lot of the old young adult tropes that I see other readers often complaining about but for me this one would be the example of how to add those in and do it well We have Gia who finds that the reason she s been awkward all her life is that she doesn t belong in our world but in this new fantasy one We have the oh it s a cute boy so I must drool We have a bit of a love triangle in play But no matter what was thrown in I found it all blended into the story seamlessly and kept my attention and interest so in the end I found myself a fan of this series and glad that I gave it a read.I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.Forreviews please visit 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 talkabout 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 advUpdated 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 talkabout 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 adventure and magic And I can t wait to see how this series unfoldsTime crept by as I waited for Bastien, and I closed my eyes But the nightmare of where I was and who I didn t know I was, strangled my breath Gia Kearns didn t exist any She d been lost somewhere on that first day when the gateway book ripped her from her world, dumping her in a dark hole A fog surrounded me But to start, can you imagine what it would be like to jump from library to beautiful library Well Gia and her friends accidentally jumped through a book and landed in a library in Europe Yet it s not all ahhh this library is breathtakingly gorgeous and I m going to sit here and read some fabulous books They become witness to the Sentinels, who protect the libraries with magic, kill a demonic hound that almost took out Gia, our heroine Within the group of magical knights that saved them was Arik Did you just check out my boobs I whispered Please say yes No He smirked Okay, yes I am a guy That you are I yanked the covers up to my chin and suppressed a smile At first, Arik was everything I adore Sexy, secretive, protective and with a wounded past He had so much potential Yet I had a love hate relationship with him Luckily, this time around I got why he was being standoffish and cold to Gia But at other times, he could be so sweet and charming Yet, I never felt any electricity between Gia and Arik Their moments together didn t leave me all smiley and giddy, so I truly don t feel like he s the right guy for Gia Especially when he said things like the quote above So I nicely stepped off Team Arik I gulped down my fear, drew my sword from its scabbard , and kept it close to my side Gia had a lot on her plate, and she tried her best adapt while leaving her old life temporarily behind I can t say why, but you learn the why early on in the book Yet it took me a while to warm up to Gia At times, she got caught up in being jealous and boy obsessed It came across as immature, and I wanted her to work harder on finding herself But as I watched her deal with her new world and a new set of people creatures I loved her resilience Even though she kept getting thrown into situations that were way above her head, I loved how she reacted realistically while she also jumped right in to help others Gia is someone who showed huge possibilities for growth, and I can t wait to see how much she ll learn and improve as the series progresses With time, I ll prove to you we belong together Go ahead and have your fun with Arik, but it s my arms you ll end up in one day He kissed my cheek and headed over to the gathering crowd Bastian to Gia I have to talk about Bastien now, or I will burst Oh Bastien From the first moment that he appeared on the page, I was captivated He was a wizard who was confident, sexy and strived to do great things while dealing with a broken heart He fascinated me And whether it was his sense of knowing himself or knowing what he wanted, he felt so muchgrown up than Arik The words and manor that Bastien spoke to Gia always left the hugest smile on my face He was respectful, caring and I loved that he seemed in control So I truly hope Gia sees what I see and comes around Please oh please don t end up with Aric by the end of this series and break my heart I take it you re not used to rejection, I said He lifted a smile I ll admit it s a rare occurrence Arik took a step toward us All right, we re finished here Bastien stood and leaned over to my ear You not wanting nobility intrigues me I m curious to learnabout you, Gianna His whisper tickled my neck and sent a shiver down my back I held my breath, every inch of my body at attention He straightened, gave me a wink, and swaggered to the door with Arik on his heels Besides Bastian, Gia and Arik, we re introduced to a lot of characters who range from witches, wizards, sentinels, fae etc On top of that, we learn about many different places and kinds of magic But I never once felt overwhelmed or lost We re slowly introduced with little bits of info here and there, except for a few info dumps that were relatively quick So it was easy to take it all in And ironically, I thought the story was somewhat simplistic a few chapters in, but I couldn t bewrong It continually grew and becomeelaborate and layered as each chapter went by Especially when I started to discover clues and meet people err creatures who were bent on not only revenge, but also ruling their world and the humans world too It was so entertaining So I can t wait to see how the story proceeds, and here s hoping you ll join me and be on Team BastienI grabbed a stapler and crouched behind the nearest cabinet Nick and Afton ducked down beside me I pulled the leg down on the stapler, held it up, and readied it to shoot Yeah, that ll work, Nick said PS I have to give a shout out to her best friend Nick who could be grumpy at times, but I adored him And Afton, her other best friend, was this lovable girl who warmed me heart Ohhhh and Lei, she s a Sentinel that is funny, sweet and kick ass I can t wait for you to meet all of them PPS I finished Guardian of Secrets the 2nd book in the series last night and LOVED It s 4.5 Stars and this series just gets better and better My review will be posted on February 6th with the Blog Tour This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Book Blog Forof my reviews, please visit Personally, I prefer Bastien to Arik though DNF 27% because it s boring AFThis 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 DNF 27% because it s boring AFThis 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 looking guy with a sexy accent at the library, who started flirting with her by quoting a verse from her favorite book Would have been sweet if you ask me, but for some reason I found it unbelievable, stupid and unnecessary Anyway, she was obviously attracted to him so she stare at him like a creep and the guy suddenly disappeared which made Gia curious that she started investigating the book she last saw him touch Turns out the book was a key or a portal that can transport people into beautiful libraries from all over the world.Everything about this book does not make any sense to me Like, Gia s 2 friends are suddenly in danger because apparently, humans aren t allowed to travel using the books, or a compelled something will start hunting them to death I mean, why would you leave a book that important lying around Fine, let say only Mystik people can activate the key, but why can it also travel humans Also, we are talking about magic here people If they can just delete people s memories what is the used of hunting them just because of accidentally jumping because of their own stupidity The book tried to make a different attack with the writing style but I think it just made thingsconfusing At least for me Information are dropped everywhere, talk about information overload It felt like the books tried to give information about the world in one go to focuson the sequence of the story The characters are unlikable either They didn t have their own personalities which made them forgettable I honestly can t find a single good reason to continue reading this book, not that I haven t tried, because I did I would have wanted to read the book up to 50% before I call it quits but I just can t any I find it really disappointing that the mention of library is just a big ploy to get the readers excited UghGia, you can never be lonely in the company of booksIf this is the kind of book that will accompany me I think I ll just have to pass I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you DNF 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. ARC Kindly provided by Netgalley and Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review 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 adoreGia, you can never be lonely in the company of booksand presents many original and interesting ideas The problem is that Thief of Lies is saturated with too, too many different ideas,ARC Kindly provided by Netgalley and Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review 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 adoreGia, you can never be lonely in the company of booksand presents many original and interesting ideas The problem is that Thief of Lies is saturated with too, too many different ideas, all of them only superficially developed.In Thief of Lies you can find fast action, tons of secrets, a hidden child, a Mystik world intertwined with the human world, insta love, a prophecy, riddles, a hint of love triangle , Sentinels descending from ancient knights, magic, betrothals, forbidden love, another hidden child, DNA manipulations, visions from the past, changelings, monsters, wizards, seers, pseudo vampires, Faes, intricate family bonds , magic spells in Italian which, apparently, is Latin 2.0 , undercover spies, the end of the world, absurd eye roll worthy awkward romantic scenes.The result At the end, I felt overwhelmed and confused everything happens too fast, characters are flat, the worldbuilding is thin and inconsistent, the magical system is only sketched and not deeply explained and what about libraries books They re just the marginal backdrop to the story, useful portals to jump from one part of the world to another and nothingNeedless to say that both the two guys are extremely hot and super sexy a concept their sexiness repeated ad nauseam Sadly there are even some imprecisions mistakes in the Italian formulas An example He gave me a crooked smile, his gaze dropping to my chest Did you just check out my boobs I whispered Please say yes No He smirked Okay, yes I am a guy 4.5 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 4.5 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 over bearing I think my only issue was that there were so many characters and names that sometimes i forgot who was who but that was it they rest was EPPIIIICCCCRight time to JUMP into book two GET IT JUMPHAHAI M SO PUNNY 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 houndJumping 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

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