on September 11th 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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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.
I wish I could rate this book 5 stars but sadly I can not. There were points in the book where the history of the gods were drawn out. Slightly boring and intriguing at the same time.
When I first started reading it I was immediately taken in with the story. I was confused to be honest. I didn’t what the heck was going on until I think the 3rd or 4th chapter.
M really loves her dad and will do anything for him. So much so that she decides to find the hidden Set pieces so the Eye can rescue him. She also takes Ash with her. A boy she doesn’t know and literally could be anyone. We find out much later that everything is as it seems or anyone also.
Once I got around the confusing, boring parts I thoroughly enjoyed the story and characters. M is fierce. She’s a force to be reckoned with and I love how she didn’t depend on Ash. Ash was something else entirely. He has hidden motives which made me not like him at first but as his true self came out I really liked him.
I’ve been asking myself if I would recommend this book to my friends or followers. I will especially if they like mythology. I will say that I know more about sacred temples, Set, Horus, and other gods that I never knew before. I’ve even surprised my husband doting out facts. Lol
I Don’t Believe You is a really great book and I’ll be looking up the authors other works. The research they put into this book is astounding and they do a great job of making you feel like you’re there with Ash and M.
“Memphis is a searingly intelligent and endearingly gutsy female protagonist, and the evolution of her relationship with Ash unravels both artfully and believably… [an] entertaining novel.”
“[A] white-knuckle read that pushes envelopes and makes the reader question everything.” —USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog on Sanctuary Bay
“A quickly captivating account of an outsider’s new life inside a world of prestige, pleasure, and pain and her struggle to find acceptance and herself and to survive.”
—School Library Journal on Sanctuary Bay
“This mash-up of private-school lit meets mystery novel meets conspiracy theory should keep readers guessing as thehorror continues to mount.”
—Booklist on Sanctuary Bay