Review: Thief of Lies

SO excited to bring this review to you on its release day! And isn’t this such an awesome cover?

Thief of Lies


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.

Length: 400 Pages

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Release Date: January 5, 2016

About the Author

Brenda Drake

Brenda Drake grew up the youngest of three children, 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 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).


Brenda Drake’s book, Thief of Lies, absolutely captivated me, and I cannot wait for the sequel.

I have to admit, it took a few chapters to get there. I found the pacing at the beginning of the book to be a bit off. I didn’t have the chance to know, or care, about the main characters quite yet before they were thrown into all sorts of chaos. I wish I would have felt more connected first, but don’t let that stop you from reading this book.

Thief of Lies is exciting and unpredictable. I learned to care about Gia as she confronted her past, her present, and her  future, almost simultaneously. And she was less than perfect, which I always find endearing. I’m a big fan of flawed characters.

Of course there are the predictably hot guys that fall for the average girl type story line, but there are enough twists and turns to make it interesting and not feel like the same old story.

Overall, I felt Thief of Lies was unique, had great supporting characters who added a lot of depth to the story, and it kept me turning the page until I was at the end–and then left me wanting more.

I give Thief of Lies 5 out of 5 Stars

Content (0 being none, and 5 being A LOT)

Language: 1

An occasional swear word here or there, but nothing major

Violence: 1

Fight scenes, but nothing graphic

Sexuality: 1

Couple kisses and an innuendo–very minor


Thief of Lies is available both digitally and in hardback. You can purchase it by clicking the image below.

Happy Reading!