[Review] I Do Not Trust You

Monday, September 10, 2018

Title: I Do Not Trust You
Author: Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure
Published: September 11, 2018
Source: Copy provided by Publisher

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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.
Upon being contacted by the publisher via e-mail, I was already interested in I Do Not Trust You. After all, I really enjoyed reading Metz & Burns' Sanctuary Bay. I'm not really known for delving into adventure-like stories, but because of the authors, I decided to try it out. I mean, what isn't interesting about lost languages and ancient cults?!

I absolutely love M. As your usual headstrong character, M is one bad ass I wouldn't want to pick a fight with, but could absolutely see myself being friends with. Her knowledge of the world, lost languages, and much more was envious. She was a strong, believable, and lovable character so it was pretty easy to hold on for the ride the story would send us on together.

The plot was unique and sure, it has the good vs. evil feel to it, but everything else about it, especially for the Young Adult genre, was very well done. I always love books that teach you along the way and to be honest, I'm not sure how accurate everything said in the book is, but I certainly felt like I was learning about world history. Seriously... Ms. Metz & Burns, how accurate is the information in this book?!

It's easy to say that I really had a blast with this one. Metz and Burns kept me invested in their story once more, bringing me on an adventure with their characters. It was like a mixture of Uncharted, Tomb Raider, and Indiana Jones all balled into one. The adventure aspect of it was great and being able to go through the journey was what I needed after the isolation I've been in for quite some time now. I absolutely cannot wait to see what else Metz and Burns come up with for their next book!!

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