Thursday, April 23, 2015

Review:The Midnight Theif

Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.

In her arresting debut novel, Livia Blackburne creates a captivating world where intrigue prowls around every corner—and danger is a way of life.


I really didn't know what to expect when I started reading Midnight Thief. The story is about Kyra a daring thief with cat like reflexes,her certain set of skills put her in the sight of James the leader of a notorious group of people. Life has never been easy for Kyra but it's about to get a lot more interesting and a bit more dangerous. Right from the start the story starts off with a bag and keeps going. Kyra is the daring main character who feels genuine. The cast of characters are all appealing in there own way. Even the secondary characters shine though with that being said I'd definitely love to hear about Pashla's back-story.

What I really liked about the story is that it kept you interested and how the climax seems like the most obvious thing in the world only after you reached it. Seriously I feel like I should have seen it coming. Also It was refreshing that while there was some slight romance it wasn't over bearing and didn't beat you over the head. What I wasn't really feeling was how the ending fell flat for me. Hopefully there's a sequel because if not than I’ll be a bit disappointed. All in all though The Midnight Thief was a enjoyable book none the less.

The cover is a bit eerie and the cat knocker makes it that much more compelling especially the eyes Livia Blackburne has created a captivating world filled with shadowy magical realism. If you're a fan of cloak and dagger mysterious with a slight hint of romance then A Midnight thief is for you.3/5

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