REVIEW: Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

Monday, July 7, 2014
Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Published by: Disney-Hyperion on July 8th, 2014
Series: Midnight Thief #1
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Won
Rating: 5/5
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FROM GOODREADS: 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 Krya 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.

MY THOUGHTS:

Dearest Midnight Thief,

From page one, you consumed me. You were quite the enthralling fantasy- something I've been craving as of late. You were just the book to feed my appetite. I couldn't devour you fast enough.

You tell the story of Kyra and Tristam, alternating chapters between the two characters, which I loved. Kyra is a street rat, who steals to survive, and Tristam is a Palace knight, who is quite the knight in shining armor, if I say so myself. *wink wink* Anyways, Kyra gets roped into a job with the Assassin's Guild, and ultimately ends up in a pickle that intertwines her life with Tristam. What ensues was suspenseful, addictive, adventurous, and do I need to keep going? 

Kyra is fierce. She is definitely one of the fiercest heroines I have read this year. Yes, she made some stupid decisions, but she learned from them and ultimately discovers and unravels information about her past that she never would've found out had she not made those mistakes. I was not expecting that startling secret, mentioned above. But it made you even better, if that's possible. Tristam was the icing on the cake. I mean, what's not to love about a knight? I really enjoyed reading from his perspective. It definitely gave me a little more insight. 

The secondary characters were all well developed, as well. I wish we would've seen a little bit more interaction between them and Kyra, though. However, I did not like James. UGH. I'm not sure how Kyra fell into his little charade, and started falling for him, because yuck. Maybe I will feel differently after reading your prequel, Poison Dance, which I hear is just as enticing as you, Midnight Thief.

The world-building was absolutely incredible. I can honestly say I have never read a fantasy like you before, which is a great thing! I am already desperately awaiting the next book in your series. Your author, Livia Blackburne, has wrote a stunning debut, and I look forward to seeing what happens next! FIVE HEARTS!!!

Love, love, love, LOVE, 

Becca 


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6 comments:

  1. Love the sound of the characters! Gotta love fierce heroines, and Tristam seems like a great protagonist too.

    Fabulous review! I've been so curious about this book, and now you've got me even more excited :)

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    1. I loved loved loved this book to pieces. Honestly, I'm surprised at some of the negative reviews of it I've been seeing, because I thought it was just fantastic! Thank you Lea! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! <3

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  2. I really need to preorder this one ASAP!! Except that I don't really have enough space for more physical books at home!! =/ Oh sod it, I'll pack them under the bed if need be!

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    1. PACK THEM UNDER THE BED AND IN THE CLOSET AND THE FRIDGE AND EVERYWHERE. YOU NEED THIS ONE!! ;)

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