Midnight Thief – Book 1
by Livia Blackburne
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Adventure, Fantasy
Bang Bang Rating: 3/5
Kyra is an orphan and a fast climber. She survives by her whits. Once day, she is summed by the Assassin’s Guild to become an assassin but she realizes that this might be a mistake.
Dang, That was Good
- The cover. The cover of the ARC claimed that it wasn’t the final cover.
- The Characters. They weren’t special or new but they were likable.
- The story moves quickly.
That’s too Bad, Dang
- I’ve read several stories similar to this: Throne of Glass, Grave Mercy/Dark Triumph, The Winner’s Curse. They all feature assassin girls or strong girls. The aforementioned titles had something special. In Throne of Glass, Caleana was a true badass (and it was well-written), This Fair Assassin Series featured nun assassins (and it was well-written), The Winner’s Curse had a heroine who beat her contenders with her intelligence (and it was well-written).
- The Midnight Thief had demon cats, but I didn’t find them special. There was nothing special about this book. Not the world-building, or the dialogs, or the characters.
- Kyra discovers something about her background that is pretty big and she just accepts it-yeah right.
The story isn’t bad but it isn’t great. There’s nothing special about Kyra or her plight for independence.