I Do Not Trust You Review

Title: I Do Not Trust You
Author: Laura J. Burns, Melinda Metz
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication Date: 11 September 2018
Source: St. Martin's Press
Format: eBook (ARC)
Pages: 320
Rating: 4.25 Stars
Reading Timeline: 20 August 2018 - 21 August 2018


Goodreads Synopsis:


Memphis "M" Engle is stubborn to a fault, graced with an almost absurd knowledge of long lost languages and cultures, and a heck of an opponent in a fight. In short: she's awesome.


Ashwin Sood is a little too posh for her tastes, a member of an ancient cult (which she’s pretty sure counts for more than one strike against him), and has just informed Memphis that her father who she thought was dead isn’t and needs her help. 

From the catacombs of Paris to lost temples in the sacred forests, together they crisscross the globe, searching for the pieces of the one thing that might save her father. But the closer they come to saving him—and the more they fall for one another—the closer they get to destroying the world.



Book Review:
Pre- Reading Thoughts:

I haven't heard anything about this book but when I got an emails saying that this was a young adult thriller, I jumped for a chance. I am definitely going into this blind but I cannot wait to see what happens in this book!

Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing really helped in creating the atmosphere for this book. It helped with the pacing and making the exciting moments exciting. I loved the dialogue that was witty sometimes but other times it became a meaningful conversation that pulls the reader in even further. I also enjoyed how everything was a mystery and the writing captured that really well.

Plot Thoughts:

Going into this book without knowing what is going on made this book all the more interesting. It allowed me to go in without having certain expectations which really allowed this book to succeed. All I knew was that this was going to be a thriller-esque novel that will keep me on my toes. Which the novel definitely did. I loved how we could feel M's excitement coming off of the page. I loved how as readers we also got to experience everything M did because it felt like we were there with her. If you are looking for an adventure, you will definitely find one here.

Character Thoughts:

I loved Memphis. She was a girl who didn't need anybody but understood that you can never quite do things on your own because there will be a time when you need someone to hoist you up in a cave. I loved how witty but considerate her character was. Ash was also a really great character. His point of view made its way into the novel every now and again which allowed us to take a moment to appreciate Memphis even more.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I am quite surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It really blew me away. I wasn't expecting an adventure of a lifetime, a friendship that is deep and envy-worthy and a story that will not let me put it down. The writing was perfect for creating the atmosphere. The plot executed each unique adventure quite well, even if things started to stretch towards the end. I loved how the characters just pull you in from the first page. This was a fantastic novel and I wish we could have more from the characters. Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for providing me with a copy of this novel.

Yours in Reading,
Melleny

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