Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Gia and her friends are visiting the Boston Athenaeum in order to enjoy its beauty and its old books. It is just another summer day until Gia sees a boy vanish and decides to look at the same book. She doesn’t know why, but she remembers a phrase from her childhood and after speaking it Gia and her friends are suddenly in the Paris library. Upon arrival they learn about Sentinels and the magic that has been protecting humans from demonic creatures. Will Gia be able to catch up on her lessons that have been denied her by the acts of her mother? Can Gia save both the magical world that is her birthright and the human world she was raised to love?
Thief of Lies is the first book in the Library Jumpers series. Readers will explore many of the world’s famous libraries as Gia and her friends transport through the gateway books. Drake has worked her world building into Gia’s education in a way that is seamless and complete. Readers won’t feel as if they are being lectured to or given too many side notes. The action is nonstop and the romance is constantly niggling in the sidelines. This is a good read that will delight those who enjoy fantasy and adventures.
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