Published by Entangled on February 7, 2017
Series: Library Jumpers #2
Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy & Magic, Time Travel
Source: eARC from Publisher
Also in this series: Thief of Lies
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.
Guardian of Secrets by Brenda Drake is the second book in the Library Jumpers series. The Library Jumpers series is a young adult fantasy series, that I am really enjoying. I loved the first book, Thief of Lies, and I liked this one just as much, if not more! Gia was an even better character than she was in the first book, and I think I overall enjoyed this one even more. Plus, hello they can jump into different libraries. (if you are a library geek like me, you should totally check out Brenda’s guest post on her top favorite libraries from around the world! Its awesome. See it HERE)
Guardian of Secrets picks up where Thief of Lies left off, so you do need to read this series in order to fully understand an enjoy it. Gia is our main character, and she has grown so much in this series already! I think that is what I was the most impressed with. She was a bit on the immature side at times in the first book, but she has really grown into herself and matured as she starts to get more comfortable with everything that is going on around her. I love, love love watching a character grow throughout a series. For some reason it is one of the most satisfying things for me to read about. Even more than a romance sometimes.
And speaking of romances, the library jumpers series does feature a love triangle. And I am not going to give too much away about the love triangle, other than to say both of the guys are fantastic and the triangle itself is really well done. So well done, in fact that I don’t even know if I am happy with the way it is panning out or not. I just don’t know!! but the library jumpers is not all about a great love triangle, there are so many characters and friends in this group, that it is jst as much about the friendships. And it is really refreshing to see positive friendships displayed. Reading about all of the characters really just makes me happy. But that being said, I need the last book now because everything was not all laughing and rainbows. Please give me the next (and I think final) book asap!
Bottom line: Guardian of Secrets was even stronger than the first book, in my opinion. I really loved this one. I love the premise behind the story, I love the characters, I love the friendships and I really love the growth we saw in Gia. Plus, did I mention they can jump into a book and travel to different libraries through books?! How can that not be awesome. I want to do that! If you were on the fence with book 1, give book 2 a try because this one was even better! I really loved Guardian of secrets!
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
I hope that the plot will reveal an explosive secret, and that people will indulge in thrilling races to beat the clock as doom grows near!
I am team Arik
I need to read the first in the series! It sounds so intriguing!!
Thief of Lies was already on my TBR list, but thanks to this review I’ve got to boost it up. I really love the idea of book jumping, plus love triangles are my guilty pleasure.
Great review! Sounds like an awesome series, I can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing 🙂
What makes me so excited about Guardian of Secrets and Thief of Lies is that I can add them to my gift list of books for the teens and tweens I buy for! I loved the synopsis! Congrats!
i have never read this book so im looking forward to reading this book
I still have to read the first book. Thanks for the post and introducing me to this series. These books look great!
I’ve been eyeing this book…your reviews are so thoughtful! And all the giveaways you do! Amazing!
I’m Team Bastian 🙂
Library jumping sounds like a fun and exciting adventure! How creative!
I haven’t read the first one. It says the second was better tho.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Tean Gia 🙂