Title: Assassin of Truths
Author: Brenda Drake
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date: February 6, 2018
Page Count: 403
My rating: 4 1/2 stars
About the book:
The gateways linking the great libraries of the world don’t require a library card, but they do harbor incredible dangers.
And it’s not your normal bump-in-the- night kind. The threats Gia Kearns faces are the kind with sharp teeth and knifelike claws. The kind that include an evil wizard hell-bent on taking her down.
Gia can end his devious plan, but only if she recovers seven keys hidden throughout the world’s most beautiful libraries. And then figures out exactly what to do with them.
The last thing she needs is a distraction in the form of falling in love. But when an impossible evil is unleashed, love might be the only thing left to help Gia save the world.
The Library Jumpers series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Thief of Lies
Book #2 Guardian of Secrets
Book #3 Assassin of Truths
Assassin of Truths is the third and final book in the young adult fantasy Library Jumpers series by Brenda Drake. Each book is definitely a continuation and would be best to start the story at the beginning with the first book of the series. It’s definitely a high intensity, action packed ride and well worth the three book read though.
The story revolves around Gia Kearns who when out visiting a library with her friends spotted a cute boy but while Gia was watching he simply disappeared. When she and her friends investigated they found he’d been looking at a book on various libraries around the world and before they knew it they were sucked into the book themselves and transported to another library halfway around the world.
After the jump through the book Gia found that she belong to a world of Sentinals that were charged with protecting humans and the gateways in the libraries. This world that had been hidden from Gia her whole life brought with it plenty of action and adventure along with danger as she navigated her way after finding out of a prophecy that she is a part of in this new world hidden from humans.
This series always reminded me a bit of the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare with the portal jumping and demon fighting with magic and spells involved. While similar though in style Brenda Drake certainly built her own story with these characters that had it’s ups and downs all along the way. While there was a love triangle and a bit of insta-love in the beginning every plays out in it’s own time by the end of the series and fit the story.
I loved that all along the way the story continued to grow and expand with each book. The magic we learned of in book one continued to expand, the world of the library jumpers added characters and locations all throughout the series and along with it the danger surrounding the characters also continued to grow until the explosive end. Gia herself also grew with the story but by this third she still had a few moments I questioned so I’m ending this series at 4.5 stars but certainly found it fun and entertaining along the way.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Brenda Drake, the youngest of three children, grew up an Air Force brat and the continual new kid at school. Her fondest memories growing up is of her eccentric, Irish grandmother’s animated tales, which gave her a strong love for storytelling. So it was only fitting that she would choose to write stories with a bend toward the fantastical. When Brenda’s not writing or doing the social media thing, she’s haunting libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops or reading someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).