Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Review - Midnight Thief by: Livia Blackburne

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.

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Midnight Thief was not the story I originally expected, but it was loads better than I could have ever imagined and I adored every second of it!

Kyra is such an interesting protagonist to follow. Regardless of where she's from, she holds of confidence about herself and has a huge heart for those close to her. Plus her bravery and the situations she gets herself into, she handles with hardly any fear and just takes fate as it's given to her. I really liked her story and I'm excited to see how things play out for her in future books...and of course what more trouble she can get into!

As Kyra fell under James' spell, so did I and just like her I knew it was wrong but there's something about James that you just cannot help yourself but to fall for him. He's cold, and tough, and brutal...but in his own way intense and sexy, too. There were moments when I thought he may not be so bad, but you can never trust the ruthless ones, can you?

Then there's Tristam...I adore this boy. First off he's "a head and shoulder" taller than Kyra, aka super tall which is loads of hot in my book. Plus, he's a knight, a well trained built one *eyebrow wiggle*! I liked how he always followed his duty but at the same time used his heart to do what's right. He's got that whole hero, good guy thing going for him and who am I kidding...I'm a complete sucker for that. Hoping to see tons more of this hunk in future books!

The other fellas I adore were Flick and Martin! These two seriously just do no wrong in my eyes. They're both sweet, hardworking, have sense of humors, and their hearts are always in the right place.

With Midnight Thief, I really like how all of the different groups and set-ups weave together with Kyra as their key. More than that though, each group had their good sides, bad sides, betrayals, and intense moments. It was so intriguing to see everything tangle together and I adored the concepts in this intense fantasy! Overall, absolutely loved it and will definitely be awaiting the next book!!

- 5 out of 5 Splatters -

3 comments:

  1. I totally have to check this book out. I've been really digging high fantasy lately, and based off your review I'd say that this would be an amazing book to read next.

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    1. I definitely loved it!! Thanks so much for the comment!

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  2. This sounds awesome! I have a soft spot for tall guys too. I also like that Kyra and Tristam seemed pretty equally matched.

    C.J.
    Sarcasm & Lemons

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