Sunday, 12 February 2017

Blog Tour Post & Giveaway: Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake

Welcome today's stop on the Guardian of Secrets ( Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake  hosted by Chapter by Chapter   Today's stop is a review as well as a chance to enter the great giveaway that is being run throughout this tour.


Guardian of Secrets is the second book of the Library Jumpers series and I really enjoyed the continuation of this  tale.  A nice mix of action and romance, I felt like this book managed to advance the overall series while still whilst still being an enjoyable story in itself.


What I love most about this series is that the premise is so very different from other stories I have read.  I love the idea of being able to jump through gateway books from library to library and I like the magic/sentinel system as well.  I felt like this second book started to delve a little deeper into the world and I liked the extra world building that came with it.  We started to hear more about some of the other havens as Gia and Nick search for the Chiavi.


I liked Gia. I found her relatable but suitably badass all the same and I liked seeing her journey through the pages.  I also like Nick and the fact that we got to see the conflict he was going through in adjusting to the new information regarding his real and adoptive parents and with the onset of magical powers.  The conflict felt real and was dealt with quite well I though.  I also liked that all through the book, the reader wasn't sure who to trust and this added to the mystery and suspense of the book.


The story itself moved quite quickly, the action marrying nicely with the revelations and various plot points revealed as the story progressed.  I liked the mystery of the Chiavi and found the Somniums also very interesting.


Overall I enjoyed this latest instalment, finding myself thinking about the characters and what might happen next even after I had finished the last page and am genuinely looking forward to the next instalment.


An enjoyable read and I give this book 3 ½ stars

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Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2) by Brenda Drake
Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2)
by Brenda Drake
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Teen
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.
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.
ABOUT  Brenda Drake
Brenda Drake is a New York Times bestselling author of Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers #1), Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers #2), Touching Fate (Fated Series #1), and Cursing Fate (Fated Series #2). She grew up the youngest of three children, an Air Force brat, and the continual new kid at school. She hosts workshops and contests for writers such as Pitch Wars and Pitch Madness on her blog, and holds Twitter pitch parties on the hashtag, #PitMad. When she’s not writing or hanging out with her family, she haunts libraries, bookstores, and coffee shops, or reads someplace quiet and not at all exotic (much to her disappointment).
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Giveaway :  Contest ends February 17, 2017
One (1) winner will receive :
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card with Guardian of Secrets swag pack  *International winners will only get $50 GC*
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