Thursday, July 24, 2014

Midnight Thief: Review


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.


This book has got 3.85 out of 5 on Goodreads, which is a decent score for a new book these days, and I still think it's underrated. Midnight Thief is surprisingly enjoyable and entertaining and I can't stop turning the pages.

Let's start with Kyra, our heroine here. She takes street-smart to a whole new level. How are you supposed to be this cunning (even when you are a talented thief) and play with others' minds like no other? She's already super likable. She has so many strong characteristics about her which makes the book so much better. Honestly, if Kyra is portrayed in a different way, I'm quite sure I wouldn't be enjoying the book as much as I did. She's kind of a big-head though. She acts without thinking about the consequences sometimes. It's not that big of a deal, so it just adds more fun to the character of Kyra.

The background is actually average, with two sides being age-old enemies, same old story. For some reason it's actually pretty fascinating. Everything is just so likable in this story. I just hope that the author will develop more about the relations between Kyra and the background, which will be awesome. The plot is really fast and smart, and I don't feel a bit of boredom. An A for the plot.

The only thing I don't really like about the book is James, actually. Don't get me wrong, he's super cunning and ruthless. He's a good antagonist. I've also read Poison Dance to know more about his past. But for some reason there's not enough soft side about him to indicate that he, indeed, is quite a complex character. I just feel a single little vibe of it but no more. I don't know if we'll get to know him again in the next book, but if we do, I hope he'll be portrayed better.

Midnight Thief is a book that I immensely enjoy set in a timeless world with a lot of things at stake. I think everyone should give it a try.

Rating: 8/10

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