Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Review: Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Series: Midnight Thief #1
Pages: 376
Received: Received a copy from Hachette Book Group Canada in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: July 8, 2014
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Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Review:

Wow, this was such a great book, I had been really excited about this when I first heard about the story because it sounded so intriguing. I definitely believe that this story is as great as many people have been saying. I truly enjoyed all the characters and I'm interested to see where the story will go from here.

Kyra is very used to getting by on her own, and all of a sudden she is offered a job that will help her get by. What Kyra doesn't realize is the kind of trouble that she could eventually get into, and she is pulled in to this mission, that she truly knows nothing about. What is amazing about Kyra is that she is not only thinking about herself, she has her own special family of people that she wants to help protect as well. I absolutely adored Kyra's loyalty to those she sees as family, she is an amazing character that fights for what she believes in.

What really caught my attention with the story was when Kyra and Tristam are placed together, there is something about throwing two people from opposite ends that really make a story. Many secrets come out on their journey together that will change both their lives. Livia Blackburne has created an amazing new world in MIDNIGHT THIEF and so much can change in an instant.

There is a lot of action and intrigue, but the characters are the ones that make this story what it truly is. Watching as they deal with difficult situations and especially seeing Kyra try to make the best of a hard life shows how strong of a character she is. Kyra has friends behind her that are her family and she wants them to be happy as well, I cannot wait to see what more Blackburne has for readers in the future. This was an amazing opening to a new series and I am excited for more of Kyra and learning more about her life. 

1 comment:

  1. Andrea, I totally agree with you on this one - the characters in Midnight Thief are absolutely what make it worth reading! I loved her strong connection to her unique little family and how it brought them together.

    Brenna from Esther's Ever After



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