September 12, 2018

I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz

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If you take Indiana Jones, add it to The DaVinci Code, and throw in a female protagonist, you get this book. I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz was something unique and exciting, and I really enjoyed this read. Memphis (or M for short) had a pretty unusual family. Growing up with a doctor mother and an archaeologist father, she saw more of the world as a child than most people see in a lifetime. But when her mother passed away, she grew even closer with her father, and helped him with his research. Now, her father has died also, and she is stuck with guardians that know nothing about her passions or the world she grew up in. Enter the posh and handsome Ashwin, a cult member who worships an ancient Egyptian god, who comes with news that M's father is actually still alive and being held captive.

Now the two must beat the odds together, searching for pieces of an ancient relic that they can trade for M's father's freedom. Using Ash's resources and M's knowledge of history and archaeology, along with an ancient map, they travel the world searching for these pieces, and find more than just the pieces themselves along the way.

This read was really fun! It was adventurous and engaging, although I do think it was a little bit drawn out at points. I really liked both Memphis and Ashwin as characters, and enjoyed seeing the story from both of their perspectives. I was also very grateful that there wasn't an unnecessary romance in this book, as tends to be the norm in a lot of YA fiction. The few twists and turns were perfect for keeping you on your toes as you read, and I was surprisingly pretty satisfied with the ending.

This is a genre that isn't seen too often within YA. It seems that writers have determined that once you're past middle grade level, you don't have an interest in action and adventure stories anymore, when many teens and adults do still really enjoy them! If you have any interest at all in ancient history or Egyptian mythology, you will really love this read.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Thanks so much to Wednesday Books/St. Martin's Press for a finished copy of this adventurous read! I Do Not Trust You by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz is out now, so be sure to pick up a copy!

11 comments:

Ayushi A Nair said...

I'm adding to my tbr list. It looks like something interesting with lot's of twist and turns

Bookworms Corner said...

This sounds like it will appeal to a lot of YA readers. Nice review.

Cia Black said...

Sounds like a dream book to me. You really seemed to of captured the essence of it within your review.

hugbandit7 said...

oooo, this sounds really good! adding to my towering TBR list

DJ Sakata said...

You had me at your opening sentence

Nikki Saturday Nite Reader said...

I loved The Davinci Code so I am intrigued!! Fab review 🙌🏻

Ashleigh Mordew said...

this sounds sooo good, adding to my tbr!

Cheyenne Reads said...

This sounds so good!

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

This sounds like my type of book.

Whispering Stories said...

Not heard of the book before but I do like the sound of it. Adding to my TBR list

Heidi said...

Sounds like a good book! Great review!