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Some secrets are best kept hidden…
Anastasia Phoenix has always been the odd girl out, whether moving from city to international city with her scientist parents or being the black belt who speaks four languages.
And most definitely as the orphan whose sister is missing, presumed dead.
She’s the only one who believes Keira is still alive, and when new evidence surfaces, Anastasia sets out to follow the trail—and lands in the middle of a massive conspiracy. Now she isn’t sure who she can trust. At her side is Marcus, the bad boy with a sexy accent who’s as secretive as she is. He may have followed her to Rome to help, but something about him seems too good to be true.
Nothing is as it appears, and when everything she’s ever known is revealed to be a lie, Anastasia has to believe in one impossibility.
She will find her sister.
“Gripping and full of heart.” —Alyson Nöel, #1 NY Times bestselling author of The Immortals Series
"Fast-paced, romantic, and endlessly intriguing." —Alisa Valdes, bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club
5 stars: “The storyline was very interesting, and the mystery of who there parents really are and why Keira was a target was very intriguing. I also love that while some things were solved, there are more books to come. So I will get to follow along as the stuff that wasn't answered in this book, comes to light.” –Lori Murray, Lori’s Literary Reviews
5 stars: “WOW!! This book took me by surprise. James Bond, Jason Bourne and Spy Kids all rolled into one action-packed, suspenseful, mystery book. WOW!! Where to start this?? Action - LOTS!! Suspense - edge of my seat when things really started rolling!! Mystery - I was going WTF a lot and trying to figure out how everything and everyone tied together, if they even did. I was just along for the ride with Anastasia.” –Courtney, Read Love Blog
5 stars: “The start of this book is great. It lures the reader in, it grips them by the throat and does not let them go until it’s over. I read it in one sitting, because it was so burning, intense and compelling that I couldn’t stop! I needed to know!” –Sophie, Where Are The Books?
5 stars: “Proof of Lies is one of those books that resonates with the reader if they have a sibling, even if they are the older sibling who has been made responsible for a younger sibling even for five minutes.” –Lady Techie, Lady Techie’s Book Musings
5 stars: “It's not the traditional sweet college drama but instead, holds a depth and complexity that I didn't expect. The writing was strong and the characters were fascinating. With every page turn came another twist and soon you begin to wonder just who can be trusted with the information and evidence uncovered.” –JG, Jezabell Girl & Friends
5 stars: “One of my favorite sub-genres of YA is spy thrillers. And I especially love when they are done well. International espionage and chases spanning countries are an absolute delight for me, as well as beautifully detailed European settings. I love when the author’s descriptions of far away places feels authentic, and Proof of Lies had this in spades and so much more.” –Emily, Bibliobibuli YA
5 stars: “I loved this book from the beginning. It's a fast-paced story full of teenage drama, romance, and adventure. If you've ever had a sister, the relationship Anastasia has with hers is very real and it's clear why she would risk everything just to find her. Even the minor characters are written in a way that just pulls you deeper into the plot.” –Riley Londres, Goodreads Reviewer
5 stars: “This book takes you all over Italy and the imagery the author paints is so vivid! I truly felt like I was with Anastasia and Marcus trying to figure out the clues to find out where to next! With some unexpected friends along the way, Anastasia has to decide, who exactly can you trust? This story gripped me and did not let go! One aspect of the book I really enjoyed was the last few pages that including the backstory of real life people and events. I would like to get more of Marcus’s story. I guess I’ll have to stay tuned! It was amazing and I can’t wait to read the next one. Let the journey continue!” –Shakera, More Books Please Blog
5 stars: “Wallach has done it again! Another excellent start to a new trilogy. This time she has created a nail-biting YA thriller that draws you in from the start. I was up all night with Anastasia turning page after page to see what new twist and turn Wallach was going to throw at me. I laughed out loud, gasped, and cried as I was taken on an adventure through Italy to learn the secrets of Anastasia’s family. Book 2 can’t come soon enough!” –Melanie, Goodreads Reviewer
5 stars: “I really liked this story. It reminded me of the shows Castle and Freeform's Guilt. If you like mystery or thriller books, movies, or tv shows you will definitely like reading this book. The story is set up well and the writing makes you never want to put the book down.” –Sarah, Always and Forever Fangirling
Anastasia Phoenix has always felt on the outs wherever she's been since her scientists parents have moved the family all around the world over the years. When they say there is going to be yet another move Anastasia is of course upset and refuses to speak to them as they leave on yet another trip... ...more
Wow I really loved this book a lot as soon as I started it, I was drawn in to the story. I really loved Anastasia a lot. I was like you go girl, a lot throughout the book. I really love the character of Marcus, the love interest in the book, I thought he was pretty awesome, especially to Anastasi... ...more
WOW!! This book took me by surprise. James Bond, Jason Bourne and Spy Kids all rolled into one action-packed, suspenseful, mystery book. WOW!!
Where to start this?? Action - LOTS!! Suspense - edge of my seat when things really started rolling!! Mystery - I was going WTF a lot and trying to figure... ...more
Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallace is a completely awesome, exciting book. I received a free copy from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Proof of Lies fits right in with one of my favorite topics to read about, in fiction and non-fiction, espionage and spi... ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 1/2 stars
Proof Of Lies is the introduction to Wallach's Anastasia Phoenix series and it certainly starts things off with a bang! The action begins on the very first page and never slows down, which had... ...more
Proof of Lies is what’s missing in YA and exactly what I’ve been searching for. An adrenaline rush of mystery and danger, an intriguing and twisty plot, and characters that keep you invested, Proof of Lies is at the top of my 2017 reads.
The mystery is epic. It sucks you in and keeps you invested... ...more
NetGalley copy in exchange for an honest review.
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The start of this book is great. It lures the reader in, it grips them by the throat and does not let them go until it’s over. I read it in one sitting, because it was so burning, intense and compelling that I couldn’t stop! I needed to k... ...more
The last thing Anastasia said to her parents was that she hated them. That same night they died in a car accident. Now three years later, she and her older sister/guardian Kiera have been attempting to move on, Anastasia with not letting people get close to her, Kiera with random hookups and alco... ...more
Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled Teen for a copy of this eARC in exchange for a fair review.
Anastasia has had a rough few years, after having a fight with her parents they were killed in a car crash, and now unhappy with the way her sister acts and the men she chooses. Anastasia walks out of... ...more
Okay, this book was awesome for a number of reasons.
1. It’s a girl spy book. HELL TO THE YES AMIRIGHT. There are far too many spy books out there, and not enough girl spy books and the fact that this was the case with Proof of Lies made me very happy.
2. Travel: I don’t know about you but I don’t... ...more
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
Thanks to Entangled Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach. Anastasia lives with her sister Keira in their family home after their parents died in an accident a few year... ...more
When is the movie coming out?? Proof of Lies was not only a great YA thriller it could definitely hold up to any adult fiction audience as well! I could not put it down! The writing is great and the story is interesting, especially in the world we currently live in now! I’m looking forward to see... ...more
I received an eARC from YA Reads Blog Tours and Entangled Teen via NetGalley as part of a blog tour.
This review was originally posted on my blog.
First of all, I wanted to give a big thank you to YA Reads Blog Tours for including me in the tour for this book. I really ended up enjoying this and I’... ...more
To say I loved this novel would be to sell it short. I would give this 10 stars if I could. I fell into the story from the very beginning, and I stayed lost in it the entire time I was reading. At something like 400 pages, it was nice and meaty, and the plot took its time playing out, which is so... ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anastasia speaks 4 languages and has a black belt, having spent her childhood moving from foreign location to foreign location with her scientist parents. When they turn up dead her older sister, K... ...more
This book was a fast-paced, action-packed, adrenalin ride that dragged me right into the dark heart of political espionage.
I was on the edge of my seat from the very beginning, and stayed, glued with suspense, each step of the way as Anastasia journeyed to find her sister, and ultimately uncover... ...more
Review: 4 out of 5 stars
Proof of Lies by Diana Rodriguez Wallach is the first book in the Anastasia Phoenix series and was a one day read for me, I couldn’t put it down! I always enjoy a good mystery / thriller and Proof of Lies was written very well.
Anastasia is the daughter of scientist parent... ...more
One of my favorite sub-genres of YA is spy thrillers. And I especially love when they are done well. International espionage and chases spanning countries are an absolute delight for me, as well as beautifully detailed European settings. I love when the author’s descriptions of far away places fe... ...more
'Proof of Lies' is the fantastic first installment in a new young adult mystery series that fans of the genre are sure to love. The story follows Anastasia - a teen whose parents died a few years earlier and who's sister has been injured and kidnapped from their home. After desperately t... ...more
I dithered for a while about whether to make my rating 4.5 but honestly - I can live with the slight unreality of the plot - especially when Diana Rodriguez Wallach makes it seem so very possible! And I'm not awful enough to remove half a star because the english character kept using Americanisms... ...more
Holy crap! I don’t know where to begin! There’s espionage, conspiracy theories, lies, humor, a little bit of romance, and much more! Anastasia’s life changed in a blink of an eye, the night her parents died. With her sister, Kiera left to raise her, Anastasia is just trying to make it to the age... ...more
Proof of Lies takes family secrets to the next level. The mystery is intriguing and I've got to say I had no idea what was going on or what was going to happen next. The big reveals were made all the better by the surprise. High-speed boat chases, gelato, iconic European scenery, kidnappings, and... ...more
In an Oyster Shell – A thrilling mystery that will keep you turning pages to find out what’s going to happen.
The Pearls – It’s hard to nail this books concept into a cohesive paragraph. So much is going on but it’s all conducive. Anastasia’s sister goes missing presumed dead in that they find a l... ...more
I loved this book from the beginning. It's a fast-paced story full of teenage drama, romance, and adventure.
If you've ever had a sister, the relationship Anastasia has with hers is very real and it's clear why she would risk everything just to find her.
Even the minor characters are written in a... ...more