This is book number 1 in the Between Lions series.
When you're being chased down a magical staircase by mythological monsters, your survival depends on knowing whom you can trust. But the only person Anna ever trusted was her mother, who lied about everything.
Called "The YA Series to follow" by The New York Times and "Must-Read YA" by USAToday. Author Jodi Baker brilliantly weaves together mysticism, forbidden romance, action, diverse characters, secrets, lies, ancient truths & fantastical Libraries in her Between Lions Series. Everything begins in Book 1:
That's what the voice inside my head kept repeating when I woke up between the infamous lion statues of the New York Public Library, with no idea how I got there and no memory of the last year of my life.
The only person I ever trusted was my mother, who lied about everything.
I want to trust myself, despite my missing memories. But hearing a voice inside my head obviously wasn't a good thing, especially since it knew things I didn't... like how to speak Ancient Sumerian, the fact that yellow-eyed people aren't actually people, and that my mother's Egyptian ankh necklace was the key to unlocking the truth she hid from me:
I'm the last in a long lineage of powerful women whose secrets date back to the ancient Library of Alexandria.
Now I'm fighting like hell to stay alive while searching for my missing mother and the truth, desperate to find something or someone I can trust.
"Jodi Baker's first YA series had me hooked at page one with her debut Trust... Between Lions is definitely the YA series to follow " -The New York Times
"Loved the mysticism and magic. World building made me want to jump in the fight alongside Anna. Recommended Romance & Must-Read YA " -USA Today
"This series should be on every young woman's bookshelf." -The Los Angeles Times
"America's answer to Harry Potter: Jodi Baker's TRUST." -The Arriviste
"Baker created a fantastic world in the middle of urban New York City. Full of literary nods and historical and mythological details, TRUST is a treat for geeks, librarians, history and literature lovers. Great job creating strong female characters & portraying beautiful diverse characters " -Bookworms and Owls
"Trust is an exotic blend of cultures, mythology, and fantasy. I couldn't stop reading and can't wait to read more. I love Anna and Inanna and miss their voices already " -Librarian Specialist for Jefferson City Public Schools
"I loved so many things about TRUST. Introducing young people to a pantheon not covered by Percy Jackson. A story with a basis in the library of Alexandria (as a librarian I'm almost required to love that). All the action, the budding love story, and most of all the mystery...you should devour TRUST just like I did. Just watch your back for Were-animals. And liars. And voices in your head. Trust is a brilliant introduction to a series I can't wait to get to finish." -Tina Brison, Librarian & Educator
"WOW Bibliophiles will love this book about books & the coming age of a strong female protagonist." -Dr. K Berry, Librarian at Antlers Public Schools - Oklahoma
"Good writing, interesting story, Werejackals, gift-giving voices, a surprise rich relative, mystery, a girl who loves books...this was a fun read " -Book Devourer Blog
"Mythological fantasy masterpiece. I couldn't put it down." -Amazon Reviewer