TRUTH: Book Two: Between Lions Series

TRUTH: Book Two: Between Lions Series

by Jodi Baker


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ISBN-13: 9780986431746
Publisher: Jodi Baker
Publication date: 07/07/2017
Series: Between Lions , #2
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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TRUTH: Book Two: Between Lions Series 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truth by Jodi Baker takes the Between Lions Series to the next level. While in Trust (Book one) we were thrust into an unknown world of mythology and allowed to experience this world through reluctant heroine and protagonist Anna’s eyes, in Truth, things become clearer and as the reader, we are firmly grounded in our ever-growing heroine’s world. Major strengths of this novel are world-building (and it’s extensive so pay attention), character-building on the fly through dialogue and action, and description. Overall the story is well-written and easily digested. This installment takes us even deeper into the mind of Anna as well as the other complex characters through authentic dialogue and engaging scenes. One in particular that kept me on edge was the all-important heist at the museum. Baker has a gift of putting you right in the middle of the action and tethering you to her character’s emotions. Through storytelling, Baker also manages to infuse themes and ideas that linger long after the novel is experienced. Baker uses her character Cax to deliver the message, “The written word is a record, but art and music are evidence of our imagination. Proof of the soul of humanity.” And then this sentiment continues through the words of Anna. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but seeing with different eyes.” And through Inanna Baker writes, “BE LIKE WATER. IT KILLS FIRE, DISSOLVES ICE, AND CAN WEAR DOWN IMMOVABLE ROCKS. WATER FLOWS PAST OBSTACLES. YES. GROWTH IS ALWAYS PAINFUL. I AM SORRY I CANNOT HELP YOU WITH THAT. THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH. THE GODDESS WAY IS TO STAY IN THE PRESENT. NOT THE PAST OR THE FUTURE. BE IN THE NOW.” Baker manages to infuse metaphor and personification in slick passages like “Even the air stank of deceit. How had I not noticed that before? The wall behind the couch was sagging with the weight of books and falsehoods. The carpet under my feet was stained with the residue of her lies.” And when she can reference one of my childhood favorites, The Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, I’m all in. Check out this masterful description of one of the main characters. “Styx was sleek and sophisticated, always leather clad and always balanced. Even when surrounded by enemies, I’d seen her choose condescending calm over unbridled anger and fear. It was what made her spectacularly lethal. She stomped out deceptions with her knee-high boots, dropped truth bombs like an emotionally disconnected drone, and was willing to give her life for mine.” Truth brings us an intriguing new character in Muninn, a reunion of others, and a monster reveal that I didn’t see coming. A heroine is born in Truth. Looking forward to the next installment.
Iamlilu More than 1 year ago
Rating 5 “ Yesterday, things happened to me. Today, I want to be the girl who happens to things.” I loved everything about Trust so when I started Truth, I had high hopes. I was not disappointed, in fact, I was blown away. I love Anna and the voice in her head that is both mysterious and annoying at the same time... giving her advice and who also seemed to be constantly yelling at her. Cax, it seems, is always around and I can feel the “warm fuzzies” between these two. But the story soon becomes much more than this budding young romance. This story is rich and filled with layers. Layers upon layers in the story line, plot and character development. I read each page and quickly (sometimes slowly) peeled each layer back to see what was really there. I was shocked, aghast, excited and and and .... Sorry, I just ran out of descriptive words. This series is fantastically written with obvious historical and mythical expertise as well as insight into a young girl coming into her own facing such tremendous pressures, insecurity, and doubts. I not only have these books for myself but I also had to give the series to my granddaughter to read and enjoy. I want my granddaughter to realize that she too can be the girl who happens to things.