Monday, July 21, 2014

Review: Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne

This book surprised me. I bought it because I thought I would like it. And then I got accepted on NetGalley about a month before release as well. But I didn't read it. I'm not sure why. I just didn't feel like it, despite thinking I would like it. But I'm glad I waited for my hardcover. As it was better to read, hih.

Thing is, I had some issues with the beginning of this book. Which I will try to explain. But then. The last half of the book. I liked it so much. I found it to be exciting and amazing. Which is why I'm rating this book a four star. Thought about rating it with three stars, but then, I did love the last parts of the book. Sigh.

I'm going to start with the beginning. I had issues with it. And I really thought I wouldn't like this book. I didn't manage to connect at all. And I was worried. I was worried because main character, Kyra, was spending time with this older man, James. And my god. I didn't like him at all. But she did. And it disgusted me a little. As he was probably above thirty. And she was maybe seventeen. And to me, it didn't feel right at all. Especially as there was nothing to like about James. He was not a good person. Not kind. Not handsome. Not a good man. Sigh. But it changed. The book changed. And I started liking it more. Which surprised me. I didn't think I would grow to care for it. But I did. And I'm so happy. Because I mostly loved Midnight Thief.

I'm just trying to think of what to say. I won't talk more about the beginning. Just that I didn't like it much. And I'm not sure why. I just had issues with it. Sigh. But I'm glad I decided to stick with the book. Because it did get better. And I did start loving Kyra more. And Tristam. Sigh. And the plot. The story was very good in this book. Not so much in the beginning, but it got so much better. And I loved reading about everything. I grew to like the writing. Which pleased me, hih. As it doesn't happen that often.

Midnight Thief is told from two different point of views. At first I thought it would bother me, but then I started loving them both. And wanted to read from them both. Which was a good thing. As Kyra and Tristam were amazing. Sigh. I adored Kyra. I loved reading about her past. And her present. How she grew up. Sniffs. Not all that awful, but still heartbreaking. I just wanted her to be happy. And I loved reading about her friends. Like Flick. Thought there might be romance, but, thankfully, none at all.

Then there is Tristam. And hm. I just realized that we don't get to know all that much about him. Or wait. There might just not have been that much to know. But I still managed to love him. He was awesome to read about. And oh, how I wanted the romance between him and Kyra. It is a little bit. But not that much. But still enough to make my heart happy. I just need book two; because I have such high hopes for Tristam and Kyra. <3 As long as there is no triangle. I just want their romance so much, hih.

There is a lot of story in this book. I won't share all of it. Just that it involves Kyra being a thief. Which was kind of awesome. And it involves demon cats. And my god. That was an awesome plot twist. And so good. I loved reading about it. And I loved how Kyra reacted and how she chose to act. And oh. I just need to know more. I cannot wait for the sequel. Because Midnight Thief was a stunning book. It was full of mystery and excitement. With a hint of good romance. I'm so glad that I read it. And loved it. <3

I will not say much more about this book. Just that I ended up really liking it and that it surprised me a little. But in a good way. And now I cannot wait for book two. I need it right away, please. <3 I did like the ending, for the most part. I just need to know what happens next, lol. I'm glad I read this book. I read my hardcover, but huge thank you to Disney Hyperion for accepting my request on NetGalley. <3 And oh. I do think you should all read Midnight Thief. It's awesome. Despite my issues with the beginning :)


  1. Sound like an interesting book. Love your review :)

  2. I'm glad you ended up liking this one Carina :-) I thought it was a fun book and having read Poison Dance prior to reading this one I liked having some of the backstory.

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this one too! For me, I liked it from the start and James wasn't all too bad of a character. I didn't really expect him and Kyra to get together I just thought of him as this cool assassin guy. The ending was pretty good too, not cliff-hangery. But I definitely can't wait for the second book either!

  4. So glad you mostly liked it. I definitely plan to read it before I give away my ARC after reading your review.

  5. I'm so glad to hear you loved this one sweetie! I'll make sure to stick with the book even if the beginning might now be exactly my cup of tea!

  6. YAYYYYYY I'm so happy to see that you enjoyed this book as well! I seriously loved it so much. I hope you like the sequel, when you get to read it!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. Nice to hear you enjoyed the dual point of view and really liked the characters, in spite of the slow beginning. Wonderful review, Carina! :)

  8. I'm glad to hear that this one ended up working for you! I've seen a lot of mixed reviews, so I don't know quite what to make of this. Plus there's not much romance, which right now in my reading life I NEED, so I may hold off for a bit. Lovely review, lady!

  9. Aww, yay! I'm glad you stuck with it and ended up enjoying this! I totally get what you mean about James, too. It is kind of weird. You might like, or at least understand, him more if you read the prequel novella, Poison Dance, which tells you about the girl they mention in the book! It also might help in the wait for the sequel. :D

  10. Glad the last half ended up being exciting and amazing! I keep hearing this book has a rough start, but a fantastic finish.

    Nice review :D


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