With her harrowing tale of espionage and near death experiences finally out in the open, Anastasia Phoenix thought things would be better. That she and her friends had outsmarted Department D, the criminal empire her parents helped create.
She thought wrong.
Former friends have turned to enemies, causing more innocent lives to get swept up into the dangerous world her parents created. Now it’s up to Anastasia to stop the damage before anyone else gets hurt—or worse. She embarks on a treacherous trail from Poland to Prague, and old rivals emerge at every turn. But when the final confrontation occurs, will she be too late to protect the ones she loves...or even herself?
The Anastasia Phoenix series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Proof of Lies
Book #2 Lies That Bind
Book #3 End of the Lie
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Twisting mystery! Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Teen for the opportunity to read and review End of the Lie by Diana Rodriguez Wallach! Anastasia watches her sister become more and more depressed because of her traumatic kidnapping and the bad publicity that follows. They are both trying to adjust to the new situation with their parents and unwanted fame. Twists and turns keep them running and confused but they stay by each other’s sides to get through their intense struggles. Anastasia sees the people around her change until everything comes full circle. Intense, mysterious and suspenseful all wrapped up in this finale of the Anastasia Phoenix series, 5 stars! * I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
I only purchased this today but just couldn't put it down until I'd finished it! Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, I was keen to read this finale. Even though it is almost a year since I finished the first two stories, the talented author quickly immersed me back into this thrilling story of family, espionage, deceit, danger and the dreaded Department D. The stories are written chronologically, each following on from events in the previous book, so I recommend reading them in the correct sequence so you understand just what is happening. Anastasia Phoenix is hiding out in Europe with her sister, Keira, and their friends Julian, Charlotte and Marcus. They are endeavouring to publicise everything they can to do with Department D in an attempt to put an end to it. However Regina, who used to be her best friend, is also posting videos blaming Anastasia for the murder of her boyfriend, Tyson, and condemning Department D and the whole of Anastasia’s family. Knowing she’s likely putting herself in danger, Marcus and Anastasia go to try to warn Regina, only to discover she’s disappeared. So starts another action packed, riveting adventure involving journeys around the world hunting for Anastasia’s parents and for Regina. There’s plenty of drama and shocking revelations to keep you turning the pages in this fantastic finale to this compelling series. It is meant to be for teens but don’t let that put off anyone who is older than that, I certainly thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have no hesitation in highly recommending this and the entire series!
This is the final book in a trilogy and I really enjoyed reading it. It is a YA version of a spy thriller. Anastasia's parents had helped to create a world that is dangerous and deceptive and now it is up to her to do protect herself and her friends before things get out of hands once again. Things are never as they seem and it is becoming more and more difficult for her to keep up with everything going on around her. Now, even her friends seem to have turned against them. There are rumors that her parents aren't even dead and they faked their own deaths to escape this dangerous world. But did they really leave their two daughters behind to deal with it? And will Anastasia be able to stop the damage before it is too late... only time will tell. I think it was a great end to this trilogy and I enjoyed how well-paced and well-written it is.
"End of the Lie" finishes the Anastasia Phoenix trilogy. Note: this review may contain spoilers for the first two books. Anastasia's life changed forever after her parents died when she was fourteen and her older sister left college to raise her. Her life changed even more when her sister disappeared from their house, leaving behind a bathtub full of blood. Although the amount of blood would suggest her sister had been killed, Anastasia insisted the police find her, and when they did not, Anastasia began to follow leads to find her herself. Leading her to Europe, Anastasia learns her parents were part of an elite spy ring called Department D, hidden within Dresden Chemicals (a legit business). Anastasia and her sister Keira were Dresden kids, children of people who worked for Dresden and as such forced to move from city to city constantly for their parents' jobs. The kidnapping was designed to draw their parents out of hiding after their faked death. Anastasia is the one who is now the master spy type as she rescues Keira and then seeks to take down Department D, seeking out other Dresden kids and now turning to the media at large. With the help of her boyfriend Marcus (another Dresden kid) and Charlotte, a friend and very skilled hacker, Anastasia is now working to expose her parents and their empire. At the same time, she is also working to protect her former friend Regina, whose boyfriend and Anastasia's friend, was killed to send a message to Anastasia. Regina is on the warpath against Anastasia's family, but she doesn't realize that what she's saying could get her killed. We are able to get all the answers that had been unknown in this final book, and it contains the action/drama similar to past books. Some of the spy action was a little cheesy and the spies seemed a little strange/immature for people who can manipulate governments (mainly the scene towards the end), but I still really enjoyed it! This really wraps up the major story lines and brings closure to the story and characters we have loved along the way. There are a cute romance scenes, but they really take a backseat to figuring everything out. Overall, I really recommend this series to people who enjoy spy stories and YA fiction- it's a really fun series and I have loved following Anastasia on her journey. Action-packed, fast-paced and with some romance, this series is a delightful read! Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.