Monday, March 26, 2018

DNF Review: Assassin of Truths (Library Jumpers #3) by Brenda Drake

Assassin of Truth by Brenda DrakeAssassin of Truths
(Library Jumpers #3)
by Brenda Drake
February 6, 2018
300 pages
Goodreads     Indigo
Goodreads Summary:
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.


I stuck to the Library Jumper series because I'd become invested in the characters and their relationships. Assassin of Truths felt like the start of a fitting conclusion though I'll never find out. Despite my initial investment I found myself not caring very much as I read.

I only made it 17% into the book before deciding to stop. The more I read the more I realized I didn't want to read any more. I no longer cared for the story or the characters. I couldn't muster up any positive feelings for them.

The story really felt dragged out. I skimmed over a bunch of pages none of which felt especially important? It's exciting we got to see some pretty libraries but they just felt too showy and convenient. Not to mention the so-called hidden keys were ridiculously easy to find and retrieve. There really wasn't much allure to the mystery.

I'm going to be honest and say the biggest reason I even wanted to pick up Assassin of Truths was because of the love triangle. I'm not a fan but once I've read about it I always tell myself I need to see it through. When I knew I wasn't going to finish the book I skipped to the back of the book to see the romantic end game. Still didn't care, nope.

Thank you again to the publisher for sending me a copy of Assassin of Truths. It really pains me to DNF a book but in the end I had to stop something I simply wasn't enjoying anymore. In my experience with the first two Library Jumpers books I do recommend them to readers who enjoy a complicated adventure and a (cheesy) young love triangle.

*I received an eARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinion are my own and not affected in any way.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Jazmen. I kind of saw it coming when I finished book 2 but it still bums me out ><.

  2. Having to DNF a last book in a series is the worst. Ugh. 😢

    1. Ya I was really sad about it but I just couldn't muster up any feelings to care anymore...


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