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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 hound.
Jumping 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.
"Drake's world building is intriguing: powerful battle globes (Arik wields a fire globe; He can manipulate the fire into a thin whip"), new races of fairy creatures who work in tandem with Sentinels and wizards, and--best of all--portals in libraries, which many readers will eagerly believe are mystical places." - Kirkus Reviews
"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 awaitingBook 2 in the Library Jumpers series. This is a must read for fans ofThe Girl at Midnight!" - Cody, Literary-ly Obsessed
"Brenda Drake does a wonderful job juggling all these elements with likable and interesting characters, while never slowing down the narrative. Thief of Lies is the first book I've read by this author and it's left me wanting more! It's a perfect book not only for YA fantasy fans, but also adult bookworms and library lovers." - Kim, By Hook or By Book
"I thought this book had all the right elements to be a successful young adult fantasy." - Rê, U.S. - Brazil Book Review
"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." - Lola, Lola's Reviews
"THIS WAS SO MUCH FUN!" - Portia Lynn, It's Portia's Books
"Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake is a story filled with magic, libraries, and memorable characters. I absolutely loved it! It has everything I could want in a first book to a series. Suspense, detailed world building, and all sorts of plot twists." - Andrea Garcia
"Wow! What a rollercoaster ride of fun this story was. The first in BrendaDrake's Library Jumpers series, THIEF OF LIES, is full of action,romance, and magic." - Martha Mayberry
Hello all, I'm the author, so naturally I'm biased. But this is the book of my heart. It's filled with libraries, magic, and romance and set in some of my most favorite cities. Libraries have always been a magical place for me and there are so many beautiful libraries around the world. I'm sort o... ...more
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 diff... ...more
***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 unt......more
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... ...more
Can I just that I loved this book? Gia is a strong, determined, and observant character who loves books and libraries, but who also has won many awards in fencing. When she sees a guy in leather gear disappear from the reading room at the Boston Anthenæum, she's quick to investigate and unwitting... ...more
It's always a relief when you find a YA book that:
(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... ...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 fa... ...more
I've been super excited about this book ever since I heard about it months ago, so I jumped at the chance to read it! I actually chose THIEF OF LIES as the first book that I wanted to read for 2016, and it was an absolutely wonderful choice! I loved it so, so much, and I've been raving about it e... ...more
ARC via NetGalley
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? Int... ...more
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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 ord... ...more
I received this e-Arc from NetGalley and Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review.
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 re... ...more
rom the fast paced story line, to the brilliantly written characters, Thief of Lies is sure to stick in around in everyone's mind for a long time. There were a lot of components that made this book so different from others in it's genre, such as the plot line, design of the world itself, and the... ...more
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review
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 peop... ...more
Gia spends her time with her two best friends, her nana, and her Pop. She focuses on school, her hobby is fencing, and she's more than awkward around boys. Until she sees Arik in the library, in all leather he stands out among the books, and when he disappears, leaving only a book behind open to... ...more
*ARC Kindly provided by Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!*
“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 peopl... ...more
Library Jumpers, who in their right mind wouldn’t jump at the chance to read something with a series title like that?
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 t... ...more
The Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake is a magnificent read. Thank you Entangled Publishing for the copy of The Thief of Lies! First of all, I love the cover and the story concept. Another plus, the young woman on the cover actually matches the description of Gia that Brenda Drake describes in the bo... ...more
I simply adored this book. The story was exciting, the characters were charming, and the writing was fantastic. Besides, it's about one of my favorite places -- libraries; specifically, magical portals that will take you to the most beautiful libraries in the world. Can this be an actual thing in... ...more
I finished this days ago… I'm dying laughing(it didn't actually take me 10 days to read). It was really good!! ...more
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*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... ...more
Gia egy amolyan jó tanuló, jó sportoló lány, megy neki az olasz nyelv, és vívásban is jeleskedik. Édesanyját hamar elveszíti, nevelőapjával élnek nagy egyetértésben és szeretetben Bostonban.
Gia épp nyári szünidejét tölti, legjobb barátaival, Aftonnal és Nickkel könyvtárba mennek, hogy megírják ny... ...more
This is the second book which has been sent to me by Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review and I can say that so far I am impressed. This book has been highly anticipated in the blogging/booktube community for months, primarily because everyone sees the plot centers around "library jump... ...more
Well, well, well, this was certainly interesting. After the first few chapters, I was convinced I would give the book a 2-star rating. It was all over the place, introduced too many ideas at once, and the story made little sense. Also, Gia's crush on apparently super hot and sexy Arik got on my n... ...more