I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Thief of Lies
on January 5, 2016 Pages:
400 Format: ARC Goodreads
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.
I have to say that Thief of Lies was one book that I was looking forward to so much this year. It sounded like a completely amazing world, and I have to say, after reading, I was definitely right on that front. First of all, the story follows a girl named Gia who accidentally travels through a book in a library once with her friends after finding a mysterious guy in a library, who we later find is named Arik. Trust me, you’re going to like Arik. Come to find out, Gia is actually a Sentinel and happens to be the daughter of two Sentinels, which is illegal. She’s basically a doomsday child, and there’s even been a prophecy made about the child of two sentinels, so it’s very possible that this prophecy is talking about her.
Gia was a very strong character. I was quite impressed by how she took her new role as a Sentinel quite well. I also really liked Arik… he was a great character. However, there was so much mystery surrounding him for such a long time! There was also some pretty intense fighting.
One of my favorite things about this story was the awesome world that Drake created. I have to say, it may even be my favorite thing. The whole idea of Sentinels having “globes” was also very cool. A globe is basically a ball that each Sentinel can conjure. Gia ends up having a truth globe, which is extremely unique and rare, which was pretty awesome. Oh, and did I mention, a lot of the setting is in Boston! Boston is one of my favorite cities, so I absolutely loved that about the book.
I rather enjoyed the book for all those reasons. However, I did find it to be kind of similar to The Mortal Instruments series, so if you love that series, then this may be the perfect book for you.