Author: Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz
Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
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.
I received this book after submitting a previous review I had written of another book from these two authors, Sanctuary Bay. If there’s one thing that stuck with me, it’s that I never knew what to trust when it came to their first story, and so when I saw that the title of their new book was “I Do Not Trust You”, I got immediately excited… and I wasn’t disappointed. This is an edgy, fast-paced book with twists and turns that you won’t see coming. I read it fairly quickly as its flow is smooth.
Now, I have to admit that any type of mythology will, most times, bore me, so I was a bit sad to find out that this book was basically just two people running after ancient Egyptian mythology artifacts. Still, it ended up being pretty cool, and I feel like I learned things from this novel.
It remains that the actions within book still felt a tiny bit too convenient for me. It’s just win after win with no real sense of danger… I feel like it could have been much more dark and dramatic than it actually was.
There was a missed opportunity here, though: I really wish that this book had come with a design at the beginning. The entire story revolves around a map/hieroglyphs. It would have been great to have a visual of that map so we could follow along with M and with Ash. I kept trying to picture everything as I was reading and I didn’t have much luck… it would have added an extra layer of coolness, that’s for sure.
I’d like to thank St. Martin’s Press, as well as Netgalley, for the free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.