Assassin of Truths was a satisfying conclusion to the Library Jumpers Trilogy. Full of action of action and excitement right from the word go, book 3 picks up a month or after the end of book 2. Gia and her friends are still reeling in the aftermath of the events of book 2, the grief at those they lost and for Gia especially the part she played in it all. However there are chiavi to find, a tetras to release and conquer and two worlds to save so Gia and her friends are determined to get on with the task at hand. The pace of the story did not let up the whole way through, each page seemed to reveal a new secret or betrayal or surprise and raise the stakes just that little bit higher. This was done cleverly in a way that both progressed the story and kept me hooked into the book, holding my breath, from beginning to end. I also found it easy to get back into the flow of the series. It’s been a year since I read Guardian of Secrets but I found it relatively easy to slip back into the story. I really liked the growth we saw in many of the characters, in particular Gia, from the beginning of the series to this last book. She really seemed to learn and grow after each thing that happened and this made me like her all the more. I also liked seeing how her relationships with others, with Arik and Bastien especially, grew and changed as the characters did. It felt like virtually all Gia’s relationships with other characters changed through out the series, many strengthening and others changing into something completely different, which is how it is in life especially when there are epic world ending events in play. What I loved most about the novel was the world building. Ms Drake creates a world that while dealing with all sports of strife, is one I would love to visit. Right from the beginning, the idea of being able to jump from place place via library and through a page in a library book, grabbed my imagination and the worlds and havens that Ms Drake created within this idea made not want to leave at the end. All in all I really enjoyed this book and this series as a whole and I am sad that this appears to be the last book in this world. I do know that regardless of whether its set in this world or in some other, I will be interested in reading what Ms Drake writes next. I have no qualms giving this book 4 stars for excitement, action, a great story and a world you will wish you could stay in.Sapphired Dragon XX
Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3) by Brenda Drake
Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3) By Brenda Drake Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Entangled Teen
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.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1) by Brenda Drake
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.
Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake
Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens. Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it. And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia. Maybe. If she survives.
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