Book Review – I Do Not Trust You by Laura Burns and Melinda Metz

Title – I Do Not Trust You

Author – Laura Burns, Melinda Metz

Genre – Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology

My Rating – 3/5

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Goodreads LinkMemphis “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.

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I received an e-ARC of I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz from NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review.

I Do Not Trust You has a very Lara Croft vibe, which is why I was quite excited to get a chance to read it.

The plot follows Memphis and Ashwin as they try to track down an ancient artifact with the power to destroy the world. The hunt takes them all over the globe through countries like Egypt, France, Norway, India and so on. I really did love the amount of detail given about each of the sites they visit. It lended the book a great sense of authenticity that I loved. The little tidbits of history sprinkled through the book were fascinating.

My favorite part of the book was Memphis or M. M is such a witty, funny and independent character and I quite enjoyed her little quips. Ash as a character fell a little flat for me but I did like all his banter with M.

Until about the 80% mark, the book was a 4 star read for me. However, the ending wasn’t my favorite. It was quite predictable and kind of a disappointment. I also didn’t appreciate the unnecessary romance in the book. While there was nothing wrong with it per se, it just wasn’t required for a story line that was working beautifully on its own.

I recommend I Do Not Trust You for anyone with an interest in Mythology. Given the YA element, it’s quite a great read for fans of Rick Riordan’s books.

Overall, the book gets 3 out of 5 stars from me.

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And that’s all for today! Hope you have a great day! Until next time –

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