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Trust – Review

Book: Trust

by Jodi Baker

Genre: Paranormal, Mythology, Fantasy

Publisher:Between Lions Press

Published:June 18th 2015


8TRUST is a young adult, mythological, urban fantasy thrill ride about the darkly fantastical, supernatural Museion that has secretly protected humanity’s greatest treasures for millennia, and Anna, the sixteen-year-old New York girl who is the unknowing Heir to it all:

That’s what the voice inside my head kept repeating when I woke up between the infamous lion statues of the New York Public Library, with no idea how I got there and no memory of the last year of my life.

The only person I ever trusted was my mother, who lied about everything.

I want to trust myself, despite my missing memories. But hearing a voice inside my head obviously isn’t a good thing, especially since it know things I don’t… like how to speak Ancient Sumerian, the fact that yellow-eyed people aren’t actually people, and that my mother’s Egyptian ankh necklace was the key to unlocking the truth she was hiding:

I’m the last in a long lineage of powerful women whose secrets date back to the ancient Library of Alexandria.

I’m fighting like hell to stay alive while searching for both my missing mother and the truth, desperate to find something or someone I can trust.

My Thoughts

2 star review

*ARC kindly provided via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.*

This is the saddest thing in my life- to give a bad review to a book! I thought I would love this because it’s all about mythology and I love anything to do with mythology! Unfortunately this book was not my cup of tea! I love fantasy and Mythology and so on…. That this seemed a given to me that I would find Trust to be enjoyable. But the plot was so convoluted and slow moving in addition and by slow I mean VERY SLOW moving! This book was all over the place and the world building and character building was completely non-existent! It was just very disappointing!

Anna needed to be relatable, complex, and she was neither of these things. Towards the end she did prove herself to be pretty courageous, but even this was only after a series of extensive mistakes. Anna was left in the dark with so many things but when she actually starts asking the questions, she asks all of the wrong ones!! This book simply wasn’t very well done in any sense.

I think with some more time spent on the preparation and writing of this book and better outlining of this book, the outcome of this book would have been a lot better! But in its current form this definitely is not a book that I would recommend.

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