I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne
Published by Disney-Hyperion on July 8th 2014
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.
Kyra has a special ability that has made her valuable to the Assassin’s Guild. She can scale walls and sneak around better than anyone she knows. A mysterious offer by the dark and handsome James has her breaking into the castle and doing work that she otherwise would not be doing. The jobs put her in some tough situations as she realizes what is really going on and what the Assassin’s Guild is after.
Tristam is a palace knight and when his friend is murdered by Demon Riders, he makes it his goal to seek them out and seek justice for his friend. His world intertwines with Kyra’s and they end of having to work together for the betterment of their kingdom.
I really liked the twists and turns in this book. I found the characters very engaging and Kyra is definitely my favorite, she has a mind of her own and she is intelligent and also not a bad person. She’s forced into some situations and I admired her courage and skill at overcoming these dilemmas. I liked that she had a hint of romance as well. You could tell that she was falling for the mysterious and handsome James, although you find his true colors later on.
Overall, a well written and engaging story in a fantasy world, filled with action, adventure and a hint of romance.